It’s been 66 million years since Big John, the world’s largest documented triceratops, roamed the Earth. But luckily, you don’t need a time machine to experience life with dinosaurs.
As part of a partnership with the Glazer Children’s Museum in Tampa, Florida, Mosaic has pledged to sponsor $25,000 over the next three years to fund the Big John exhibit at the museum, for a total of $75,000. The exhibit will run through 2026, so paleontology fans near and far can see Big John for themselves.
The highly anticipated exhibit opened in May 2023 and is expected to boost museum attendance by 35%. As part of an expansion on the museum’s third floor, the exhibit includes Big John’s skeleton, which measures 10 feet high and 26 feet long — according to the museum. That’s roughly the size of an RV!
Additionally, the museum has added clear domes near Big John so guests can see the skeleton from different angles, and experience immersive learning resources to tell the story of the dinosaur’s life.
As part of the partnership, Mosaic will identify Title I schools in Manatee County and provide free admission to those students. Also, a Mosaic Family Day will be held each year for Mosaic employees and guests to experience the exhibit. Mosaic employees will have an opportunity to volunteer and lead programming at the exhibit, educating children and families about the benefits of phosphate and its importance in our everyday lives.
“We’re excited to have a part in supporting this extraordinary exhibit at the Glazer Children’s Museum,” said Mosaic Stakeholder & Media Manager Jackie Barron. “This is not only monumental as a destination for the Tampa Bay region, but for dinosaur lovers near and far. We’re proud to do our part to foster a love of learning, science and the environment with all who visit this exhibit.”
To learn more about the exhibit, visit BigJohnDino.com.