Photos: Velafrons Dinosaur on Display Outside of Children’s Discovery Museum
Thursday, February 6, 2020
Artist Marianela Fuentes’ art installation “Sacred Beings: Ichiro The Dino.”
Artist Marianela Fuentes’ art installation called “Sacred Beings: Ichiro The Dino” is “an exact replica skeleton of the Velafrons Coahuilensis, a dinosaur from the Cretaceous period, 72 million years ago,” according to her website. The dinosaur is currently on display outside of the Children’s Discovery Museum.
“The dinosaur is decorated in the art of the Huichol, an indigenous tribe of Mexico who now live in the same lands that once were populated by the Velafron,” also according to her website.
The display was previously at the Burning Man Festival. It is about 36 feet long and weighs about 330 pounds.