Dinosaurs are making a return to Brevard Zoo for a positively primeval family experience. Among the 20 lifelike, life-sized animatronic figures are the cunning Utahraptor, a pair of spitting Dilophosaurus, and—the king himself—Tyrannosaurus rex. The trail culminates at the interactive Dinosaur Discovery Center, where guests can uncover a replica Tyrannosaurus skeleton, touch real fossils, and watch volunteers prepare specimens collected by Zoo staff in Montana.
“Our goal is to illustrate that everything we know about dinosaurs comes from the scientific process,” said Chris DeLorey, the Zoo’s director of education programs. “Because we can’t observe dinosaurs firsthand, we rely on the evidence they left behind to draw conclusions about how they lived.”
Dinosaurs Are Back! is presented by Toyota of Melbourne; other sponsors include Boys Electrical Contractors, Renco, Twin Rivers Insurance, Viera Charter School and Visual Dynamics. The exhibit, which is not included with general Zoo admission, runs from Saturday, November 18 to Monday, April 30, 2018 and will be open daily from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. An upcharge of $3 applies to each guest ages three and older; prices will increase to $4 on Tuesday, December 26. More information is available at www.dinosareback.com.
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