On the heals of the opening of T. rex: The Ultimate Predator at The American Museum of Natural History, The Bronx Zoo announced the biggest, most realistic Dinosaur Safari ride in the Country ~ opening in April!
The Bronx Zoo opens its gates to prehistoric times, on a guided tour learning about dinosaurs of the past, and animals of the present. Spend time at a dig site uncovering fossils, walk with life-size dinosaurs and take a Dinosaur Safari through a two-acre wooded section of the zoo, viewing the likes of forty realistic, life-sized animatronics, including a 40-foot long Tyrannosaurus rex, Spinosaurus, which was one of the largest carnivorous dinosaurs to roam the Earth, and sixty-foot, from head to tail, Omeisaurus ~ all created with the help of the American Museum of Natural History paleontologist, Carl Mehling, and “Dino” Don Lessem, a dinosaur expert who has authored dozens of popular science books and served as advisor on the production of the original Jurassic Park film.
“The Dinosaur Safari experience is twice the size of past Bronx Zoo dinosaur exhibits,” said Jim Breheny, Bronx Zoo Director and WCS Executive Vice President of Zoos and Aquarium. “Our visitors have loved experiencing these gigantic animatronic dinosaurs up close. It’s a thrilling experience and a learning one, too. Both dinosaurs and wildlife today developed adaptations that help them survive in their native habitats. This experience highlights some of those adaptive behaviors and characteristics.”
Save the date for related events on International Dinosaur Day, with a Dino Weekend, June 1 – 2, with a Dinosaurs Parade ~ come “dressed to impress” and join the parade; become your inner dinosaur; spellasaurus finals; and enjoy amazing adaptations as visitors go on a dinosaur adventure.
At Grizzly Corner ~ Dinosaurs Rock! via bronxzoo.comIn Grizzly Corner: Dinosaurs Rock! is a chance to experience life-size dino fossils in a pop-up exhibit from June 22 to June 30th.
At Astor Court: Birds In Flight explores birds as modern dinosaurs. Get up close to macaws, vultures and owls from July 23 to July 31st.
In the Dancing Crane Pavilion: LEGOLAND® DINOSAUR WEEK* from August 24 to September 2nd, visitors will join LEGOLAND® Discovery Center Westchester’s Master Model Builder as he leads hands on dinosaur and LEGO®mosaic build activities!
The Dino Safari opens at the Bronx Zoo on April 19, and remain up through November 3, 2019. Early access for Members begins April 13th.
Want to learn more? Check out the real thing, T. rex: The Ultimate Predator at The American Museum of Natural History, on view to August 9, 2020.