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Dinosaur Plaza

Fernbank's Dinosaur Plaza includes a variety of features, including plenty of outdoor space with a fountain, plants, trees and flowers.

The centerpiece of the plaza is a family of bronze dinosaurs poised to greet visitors — many of them families as well — as they arrive at the museum. The dinosaurs are a hadrosaur species known as Lophorhothon atopus, which once lived in the region that is now Georgia.

Fernbank is the first museum to ever create a display of Lophorhothon atopus. The sculptures are part of an outdoor exhibit, which includes details about the dinosaurs, their prehistoric environment and their deduced behaviors, including the care they took of their young.

Visit Flickr to see special behind-the-scenes photos as well as photos of the arrival and installation.

Exhibit Highlights

  • Includes a variety of outdoor features, including a fountain, plants, trees and flowers
  • Offers a “dino-mite” start to your visit as you are greeted by a trio of dinosaurs
  • Full-sized bronze statues of Lophorhothon atopus that once roamed what is now Georgia