Mesa museum goes Jurassic with dinosaur replica bursting through wall

PHOENIX – A Mesa museum unveiled an eye-catching addition to its exterior Tuesday, a fierce dinosaur that appears to be breaking through the wall.

An imposing, authentic replica of a Acrocanthosaurus now greets visitors to the Arizona Museum of Natural History.

“The new dinosaur bursting from the building is a great photo op for our visitors to commemorate their time here,” Mesa Mayor John Giles said. “I’m sure she’ll be a regular on social media feeds.”

Acrocanthosaurus was a 38-foot long, 7-ton carnivorous predator that lived in North America 100 to 120 million years ago.

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