Sponsored by: The Laurel Foundation
Charity: PULSE Campaign, American Red Cross
Fossil Location: Gateway Center, Penn Ave. entrance (2009) map ] [ directions to ]
Auction Price: $8200
Theme: The legacy of Mr. Fred Rogers

NeighborsaurusAbout the Design
What Pittsburgher could resist this dinosaur? "Neighborsaurus" celebrates the contributions of Fred Rogers and Family Communications to children of our city and the country through public television. Mr. Rogers smiles from this Tyrannosaurus rex wearing his signature tie and sweater and holding a sheet of his music. The trolley and puppets from "Mr. Rogers’ Neighborhood" grace both sides of the artwork.

"Neighborsaurus" traveled to New York to appear on a segment of "Good Morning America" to help kick off DinoMite Days. The "1 4 3" in the name (and on Mr. Rogers' tie) stands for the number of letters in the words "I Love You."

Sold!About the Sponsor
Founded in 1951 by Cordelia S. May, the Laurel Foundation supports public arts, theater, history, museums, vocational and adult educational programs, population and environmental issues, and community health programs in southwestern Pennsylvania. In addition to its generous support of Carnegie Museum of Natural History’s DinoMite Days, the Laurel Foundation has been a generous supporter of Powdermill Nature Reserve’s Bird-Banding Program and Carnegie Museum of Art.