PITTSFIELD -- Call him Big Wally and don't forget to wish him a Happy Birthday Sunday in front of the Berkshire Museum on South Street.
The museum is organizing an afternoon event for children from noon to 5 p.m.
There will be hands-on science and art projects and a celebration for Wally -- the 10-foot tall, 1,200-pound statue of a stegosaurus, a dinosaur that lived during the Jurassic period, about 150 million years ago.
At 2 p.m., children will be asked to sign "Happy Birthday," marking the fiberglass statue's 16th anniversary at the museum, after it was donated by Carol and Tom McCann in October 1997.
The museum, where general admission will be free all day Sunday, is encouraging children to bring a handmade birthday card for Wally.
Wally was the second stegosaurus statue created from a mold made by the Louis Paul Jonas Studios of Hudson, N.Y. Wally got his name because the dinosaur had a brain the size of a walnut.
As Wally the Berkshire Museum stegosaurus celebrates his 16th birthday, here's a look at other famous dinosaurs:
The Big One is the sociopathic alpha-female Velociraptor so-named by game warden character, Robert Muldoon, in the 1993 film, "Jurassic Park."
Cliff, is the colossal Triceratops fossil at the Boston Museum of Science. He and Sue, Chicago's famous Tyrannosaurus rex fossil, had some fierce but friendly Twitter banter during last year's Stanley Cup finals between the Bruins and the Blackhawks. (See #hockeysaurus.)
"Dink the Little Dinosaur," was an Apatosaurus featured in an animated children's segment on CBS in 1989.
Dino, is the puppy-like pink pet dinosaur (the fictional Snorkasaurus) of The Flintstones, the family stars of the 1960s ABC animated sitcom.
"Dinotopia: A Land Apart from Time" features the creative work of artist and author James Gurney, who was inspired by illustrators Norman Rockwell and Howard Pyle. His work and dinosaurs were featured in a 2006 exhibit at the Normal Rockwell Museum in Stockbridge.
"Gertie the Dinosaur" is 1914 animated short film by American cartoonist Winsor McCay, the earliest animated film to feature a dino.
Gronk, also referred to as "The Dinosaur" is a green sauropod from the "B.C." comic strip created by Johnny Hart. The comic debuted in 1958.
"Land of the Lost," the 1974 NBC television series named three dinosaurs, Dopey, a baby Apatosaurus; Grumpy, a T. rex; and Emily, an Apatosaurus.
Littlefoot is a "Longneck" (Apatosaurus) and main character of the 1998 animated dinosaur adventure drama, "The Land Before Time." His friends include Cera (Triceratops), Ducky (Saurolophus), Petrie (Pteranodon) and Spike (Stegosaurus). The spin-off TV series includes Chomper (T. rex) and Ruby (Oviraptor).
Barney, the polite purple T. rex from the PBS show "Barney & Friends" first appeared on TV in 1992. In addition to school children, he has dino friends: Baby Bop (Triceratops), B.J. (Protoceratops) and Riff (a hadrosaur).
"Reptar" is a green T. rex character on the animated 1990s Nickelodeon TV series "Rugrats." Reptar comically resembles and behaves like the Japanese cult film monster Godzilla.
Rex, is the affable green toy dinosaur who made his 1995 debut in the animated Disney Pixar hit "Toy Story." With Rex, you've got a friend, indeed.
Rexy, is the name given to the first T. rex featured in the first "Jurassic Park," film, novel and game.
The Sinclairs (Earl "Not the Mama," Fran, Robbie, Charlene, Baby and Grandma), are an American family portrayed by puppets in the early-1990s ABC sitcom "Dinosaurs."
Sue is the 42-foot-long world-famous fossil of a T. rex, the largest, best-preserved and most complete skeleton ever found. Sue lives at The Field Museum in Chicago.
Yoshi, is the cute green ally to Nintendo's Super Mario Brothers, Mario and Luigi. He debuted in 1990.
-- compiled by Jenn Smith, Berkshire Eagle Staff