1964 & 1965 Official Guidebook Entries

The description of this exhibit from the 1964 Official Guide Book

Cover- 1964 Guidebook

The description of this exhibit from the 1965 Official Guide Book

Cover - 1965 Guidebook

The location of this exhibit on the 1964 Official Souvenir Map

Cover - 1964 Official Souvenir Map


Life as it existed 165 million years ago is authentically and vividly re-created in "Dinoland," a large paleontological display bounded by a decorative wall and a partly concealed L-shaped exhibit building. Life-sized dinosaur replicas were created by the distinguished animal sculptor, Louis Paul Jonas.
* Admission: free. 
DINOSAURS IN MOTION. Nine Fiberglas dinosaurs are displayed, three of them moving figures, each set in the terrain and flora of its own geological period. Visitors follow a winding path through the garden to meet ostrichlike Struthiomimus, 6 feet long, then the ponderous Trachodon, 38 feet long and 16 feet high. Tyrannosaurus Rex, a meat eater, is shown attacking Triceratops, a plant eater. Nearby is the walking fortress, Ankylosaurus, and farther along the duck-billed Corythosaurus in its natural habitat, a lagoon. On the pavilion roof stands giant Brontosaurus, 27 feet tall and 70 feet long, its head swinging back and forth as it peers down at traffic on the Grand Central Parkway. On the path beyond the pavilion stands tiny Ornitholestes, and finally, Stegosaurus with a double row of fins and four long spikes on its tail.
THE EVOLVING EARTH. Within the building is a 45-foot-long exhibit with erupting volcanoes, flashing lightening and bubbling streams. This display shows the earth at various stages of its growth: its birth 4.5 billion years ago, the appearance of marine life and formation of oil 600 million years ago, the early dinosaurs 200 million years ago. Large color pictures and dioramas show Sinclair's operations and a view of the company's role in the future.


Life as it existed 165 million years ago is re-created in a display of life-sized dinosaurs.

AGE OF MONSTERS. The Fiberglas dinosaurs, some animated, were created by the distinguished animal sculptor, Louis Paul Jonas. They include the ostrichlike Struthiomimus and the ponderous 38-foot-long Trachodon. The meat-eating Tyranosaurus Rex attacks the rhino-like Triceratops, while from the pavilion roof the giant Brontosaurus peers at the parkway traffic below.
THE EVOLVING EARTH. Within the building, erupting volcanoes, flashing lightning and bubbling streams show what the earth was like at several stages of its growth starting with its birth 4.5 billion years ago. Sinclair's own operations and future plans are depicted in color pictures and dioramas.
Admission: free.



Take a break from the Space Age and journey back eons in time to the age of the dinosaurs! Sinclair presents nine life-sized dinosaurs at the Sinclair Dinoland. Discover what became of these magnificent monsters after the close of the Fair.


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