A ferocious pack of 17 life-size, life-like prehistoric creatures residing in a once off-limits corner of the Los Angeles Zoo debuted today at the opening of DINOSAURS: UNEXTINCT AT THE L.A. ZOO, a spectacular, all-new exhibit produced and presented by the Greater Los Angeles Zoo Association. For a limited time only, these animatronic dinosaurs, brought to life with electronic “brains,” take visitors back in time for a colossal adventure, providing a rare chance to discover a lost world from millions upon millions of years ago while warning about the very real threat of extinction faced today by many endangered species.
Among the exhibit’s added features is a Fossil Dig, a Stegosaurus robot with controls guests can operate to make the creature move; a climbable Pachyrhinosaurus; and a free downloadable augmented reality app to access special content, including 3-D views of all the dinosaurs. The experience promises gargantuan levels of awe, as well as plenty of “aha”s, with fascinating facts about the prehistoric era, the featured dinosaurs and their similarities to L.A. Zoo animals. Best of all, entry to Dinosaurs: Unextinct at the L.A. Zoo (#DinosAtTheLAZoo) is just $5 per person in addition to regular Zoo admission, and free for wee ones under age two.
AGES: ,All Ages WHEN: 10:00a.m. – 5:00p.m., Friday, April 15 – October 31 WHERE: Los Angeles Zoo & Botanical Gardens, 5333 Zoo Drive, Los Angeles CA COST: General admission (13+) $20; Kids (2-12) $15; Children (<2) Free