Earth-Shaking News: Dinosaurs Close in on Jupiter Inlet Lighthouse

0724131205cThe two dinosaurs that descended on Downtown at the Gardens last week have made their way north, pounding the pavement to reach the Jupiter Inlet Lighthouse.

“This is definitely fun for us, and the visitors enjoy it,” said Kathleen Glover, assistant director of the Jupiter Inlet Lighthouse and Museum, as members of a group tour stopped to snap cell-phone pictures of the prehistoric creatures.

The dinosaurs, a brontosaurus and a triceratops, can be found grazing on the grass on the west side of the 105-step red structure. They will enjoy the plants and trees on the grounds of the lighthouse – as well as the spectacular view – until July 31. Then, they will ship off to their final destination: Palm Beach Children’s Hospital at St. Mary’s Medical Center in West Palm Beach.

The dinosaurs were created by Ashem, a Delray Beach landscape-design firm, as part of the planned dinosaur garden on the hospital campus. Glover issued both beasts an “I Survived the Climb” certificate.

The Jupiter Inlet Lighthouse and Museum is operated by the nonprofit Loxahatchee River Historical Society. Its next big fundraiser, “Rock the Light,” will take place Nov. 23 at the national landmark that dates back to 1860. For information, call 747-8380.