Did you know that Benjamin Waterhouse Hawkins was born today in 1807? He was an English sculptor and natural history artist. He is best known for his life-sized ‘dinosaur’ models he made for the Crystal Palace Park. There were 15 extinct animals including Irish Elk, Mastodons, Telosaurus, Pterodactylus, Plesiosaurus, Melaosaurs, Iguanadon, and more. Some of the statues were large enough to have a dinner party in! We hope that you have model day at school. Remember to think kind thoughts, use kind words and do kind things. We Love You.
Benjamin Watehouse Hawkins also helped to create life-sized models dinosaur models for other museums around the world including Princeton University and the Smithsonian Institution.