Dinosaurs in the Wild!
Main Ave. and 12th St. by the Giant Car Lever
Our Spinosauri (singular: Spinosaurus) reside near the southeast entrance to the Washington Pavilion, at the corner of Main Ave. and 12th St. by the Giant Car Lever. Our new Triceratops addition lives in the nearby planter. Our dinosaurs can’t wait to have you visit – but please don’t climb on them.
Spinosaurus Fun Facts
- Meaning: “Spine Lizard”
- Length: 41 to 59 feet
- Weight: 7 to 23 tons
- Size: Largest carnivorous dinosaur that existed
- Diet: Survived primarily on fish; scientists believe its eating habits resembled that of modern-day crocodiles.
- Time Period Lived: North Africa during the Cretaceous Period
- Human to Spinosaurus Comparison:
Triceratops Fun Facts
- Meaning: “Three horned face”
- Length: 26 to 30 feet
- Weight: 6 to 8 tons
- Size: When it was first discovered, it was mistaken for a gigantic, extinct bison until they found its horns.
- Diet: Herbivore; survived primarily on palms, ferns and low vegetation since researchers believe their heads were low on their body.
- Time Period Lived: Western North America during the Cretaceous Period
- Human to Triceratops Comparison:
In recognition of the generosity of:
Spinosaurus Installation Video
Step back into prehistoric times and meet dinosaurs like the Dakotaraptors, the Pterosaur, Triceratops and others.
Prehistoric Adventure Climber
The Washington Pavilion and the David B. Jones Foundation have partnered to provide an exhibit on the fourth floor of the Kirby Science Discovery Center that combines fitness, education and fun.