17 Life-Size Dinosaurs Are Coming To The Houston Zoo This Weekend
It's a step-up from those bony ones at the museums, and one step closer to a Jurassic Park reality.
It's the exhibit nobody asked for but everyone secretly wanted. The Houston Zoo is unveiling the new "Dinosaurs" collection Saturday, May 25.
The great, majestic creatures that once roamed the earth, now do again, and they picked Houston to do so. Only, this time they're enclosed in a zoo. And have fake teeth. And they're animatronic. But whatever, minor technicality. What matters is that it has all the education and none of the life-threatening danger, right? Right?
You have to travel a windy path through prehistoric plants and greenery to find all seventeen of the life-size creatures. Fully robotic, the dinosaurs can move their heads, arms, and tails. They can't chase you (yet), but don't let your guard down, because they can still spit! Whether your goal is to time travel, get educated on some history, or experience haunted houses early this year, this exhibit is perfect for all.
Seventeen dinosaurs from the Mesozoic Era are on display. These include the Utahraptor, Stegoceras, Tyrannosaurus Rex, and more. Zoo workers will be there to help with that education part along your journey.
Access to this exhibit is included through the purchase of a Value Pass—$24.95 for adults, $22.95 for kids. The Value Pass gives you general admission to the zoo, a souvenir conservation bracelet, unlimited carousel rides, and unlimited walks through with the dinosaurs.
But if you don't need all that extra jazz, you can just purchase a Dinosaurs Add-On pass which is $5.95 for zoo members or $6.95 for non-members. This pass does not include general zoo admission, but it does include unlimed carousel rides.
The exhibit opens Saturday, May 25, and runs through September 2. The Houston Zoo is located at 6200 Hermann Park Dr and open from 9am to 7pm.
Apparently, Jurassic Park taught us nothing. But I'm not complaining.
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