Special Events

Junior Council Exclusive Event: Mounting Casts and Fossils

Thursday, October 27

Titanosaur Skull Cast

Skull cast of The Titanosaur under construction at RCI.

Join Senior Vice President of Exhibition David Harvey for a fascinating presentation on how he and his team create exhibition models and dioramas—from conceptualization, to fabrication and installation.

Get an up-close look at the work to prepare and present our thrilling new permanent exhibit: the newly discovered 122-foot titanosaur. The presentation will be followed by a cocktail reception.

The Titanosaur exhibit, installed in January 2016, is a cast of a species so new that it has not yet been formally named by the paleontologists who described it based on a bonanza of 223 fossils discovered in the Patagonia region of Argentina.

Scientists think that this dinosaur, a giant herbivore that belongs to a group known as titanosaurs, weighed in at around 70 tons. The species lived about 100 to 95 million years ago, during the Late Cretaceous period, and is one of the largest dinosaurs ever discovered.