Brachiosaurus

Grant Park, Field Museum

WRITING COMPETITION
Brachiosaurus

Brachiosaurus

Grant Park, Field Museum

WRITING COMPETITION
Unknown

Actor: Brian Dennehy

"I love Chicago. It's got an energy like no other place — and only in Chicago would I be invited to play a dinosaur! Working with Megan Philippi to give an intelligent and reflective voice to The Field Museum’s Brachiosaurus was uniquely rewarding. ”

Brian Dennehy

Megan Philippi

competition winner: Megan Philippi

Outside The Field Museum is a large and lonely Brachiosaurus. Tony Award-winning Actor Brian Dennehy voices this poignant piece written by Megan Philippi, a second year undergraduate student at the University of Chicago, majoring in Theater and Performance Studies.

This statue is a fiberglass cast of the bones of a real Brachiosaurus. These giants of the Jurassic age were enormous, measuring over 25 feet long and 35 feet tall. Despite their great size, they were light-footed and they walked on their toes.

These ‘arm lizards’ were herbivores – and how they liked their vegetables, eating over 800 pounds of plants every day!

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Funded by
Richard H Driehaus Foundation

Supported by
Chicago Parks District