My kids had a blast and loved checking out all the moving, grunting, and growling dinosaurs they spotted all over the zoo.
Some of them were huge and hard to miss. Some of them were sneaky little buggers.
That guy, for example, was one talllllll drink of water. But the kids got a little cheeky with the dinos that didn’t look as big:
You can also take the kids on a scavenger hunt throughout the zoo during regular hours to find all the dinosaurs. See how the prehistoric animals measure up to the animals that are still alive today. Talk with kids about the differences between dinosaurs and today’s creatures, and see if they can find any animals that have some of the same features as those that lived long ago. It’s a fun way to get kids thinking about how history influences the present-day and how we’re similar and different from our ancestors, too!
DINOS! Live exhibit information: the exhibit runs from now through October 31. Every Saturday in July, the zoo has a Prehistoric Party from 6:30-9p. You can purchase tickets for the party here.