Background information on Uncle Beazley

Uncle Beazley is a fiberglass triceratops dinosaur and a recognised icon of Washington DC.  He has been located at the Smithsonian Zoo since 1994, National Museum of Natural History on The Mall from 1976, and in Anacostia for the launch of their Neighborhood Museum in 1967.  Uncle Beazley was used in The Enormous Egg television show in 1968. He was donated to the Smithsonian Institution by the Sinclair Oil Company who had made the triceratops for ‘Dinoland’ in the 1964/65 New York’s World’s fair.