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Dinosaur Giants: An Exhibit from the Sereno Fossil Lab  


Did you like the dinosaurs you saw in the movie Jurassic World? Visit the Library to see the two-story-tall giant Jobaria—you will have to go to the 1st and 2nd floor to see all of him. You will find a flying pterosaur with a 16-foot wingspan and a fierce Suchomimus, who looked like a crocodile with enormous claws. The exhibit will feature:
• Fossils
• Real dinosaur bones you can touch
• Expedition images
The bones of the Dinosaur Giants were discovered in Africa by world-famous University of Chicago paleontologist Dr. Paul Sereno.


About Paul Sereno, Ph. D


Sereno Fossil Lab 


Paul Sereno, a professor at the University of Chicago, works with students, technicians and artists in his Fossil Lab to bring to life fossils unearthed from sites around the world. Paul Sereno grew up in Naperville, a suburb of Chicago, and studied art and biology as an undergraduate at Northern Illinois University. Discoverer of dinosaurs on five continents and leader of dozens of expeditions, Sereno was also recognized as a National Geographic Society Explorer-in-Residence from 2000-2013.



The Fossil Lab at the University of Chicago is a creative and learning space where students and faculty from the University of Chicago come together to study fossils from around the world. The lab is divided into a Research/Teaching Room, Collections Room, Fossil Preparation Room, Molding and Casting Room, and a Bug Room.

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 More Dinosaur Adventures!


Guided Tours 

Cave Explore Adventure

The Library added some gigantic activities for more dinosaur fun:  

• Expedition with Paleontologist Map
• Cave Explore Adventure
• Build a Dino
• Fossil Dig
• Dino Photo Opps



Base Camp!

Dinosaur Tours start May 22!

Meet at Basecamp in the Library Lobby.

Monday   3 pm, 7 pm

Tuesday   11 am, 3 pm, 7 pm

Wednesday  3 pm, 7 pm Tour in Spanish

Thursday  11 am, 3 pm,  7 pm

Friday  3 pm

Saturday 11 am, 3 pm

Sunday 3 pm




Dino Events for the Whole Family!



En español

Dinosaur Encounters

Dinosaur Encounters

Main Library Meadows Community Rooms
Wednesday, June 7      10 – 11 am

Come and see local author and dinosaur expert Janet Riehecky while she talks about the latest theories of how dinosaurs lived! She’ll be presenting fossils and replicas of dinosaur bones including a 5’7” Apatosaurus femur and a life-size T-Rex foot!


Birds & Dinosaurs

Main Library Elgin Room
Monday, June 5      7 – 8:30 pm

Geologist Mark Kuntz will discuss our “living dinosaurs” – birds! He will bring dinosaur fossils, such as eggs, gizzard stones, and coprolites, and two actual dino-bird fossils from China.

Please register.


Biblioteca Principal Salón de Comunidad Meadows
El miércoles 29 de junio      10 – 11 am

1° a 5° grado. Ven y explora el mundo de dinosaurios con manualidades, curiosidades y otras actividades. Este programa se llevará a cabo en inglés y español.


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Dinosaur Giants




This exhibit has been made possible by the generous contribution from the following sponsors: