Beginning March 11, friends at Nashville Zoo can have an opportunity to embark on a prehistoric journey with DinoTrek, a wooded path that includes greater than 20 life-size animatronic dinosaurs. Final seen on the Zoo in 2014, DinoTrek will run by way of the tip of July.
DinoTrek begins at a hidden entrance close to the Zoo’s Historic Grassmere Dwelling and Farm and winds alongside a forest path the place friends uncover life-like prehistoric beasts that transfer, growl, hiss, roar, and even spit. Instructional indicators permit all friends to be taught extra concerning the 20 completely different species on show, and younger paleontologists can conduct their very own mini-excavation in a fossil sandpit.
The animatronic dinosaurs are constructed on a metal body by Texas-based Billings Productions Inc. and lined in intricately painted epoxy pores and skin. Species embrace Allosaurus, Amargasaurus, Carnotaurus, Citipati, Coelophysis, Compsognathus, Deinonychus, Diablocertops, Dilophosaurus, Edmontonia, Megalosaurus, Pachyrinosaurus, Parasaurolophus, Quetzalcoatlus, Suchomimus, Utahraptor, and Tyrannosaurus Rex.
Billings Productions Inc. is a world chief within the design and growth of animatronic displays for zoos, museums, botanical gardens, and theme parks. Their firm goals to advertise consciousness of prehistoric life and endangered wildlife for all ages, and Nashville Zoo is happy to accomplice with them as soon as once more for DinoTrek.
Admission to DinoTrek is $4 per particular person. Youngsters underneath 2 years outdated are free. Tickets will likely be out there for buy on the Zoo’s Entry Village and on the entrance to the exhibit.