Zoorassic Park: Fun is Hatching!
2014 is a year of prehistoric proportions at your Tulsa Zoo. From May 3 through Oct. 31, guests can step back in time to explore this temporary exhibit, which features 15 animatronic dinosaurs, including 11 different species.
A few featured dinosaur species include the 40-foot long Tyrannosaurus Rex, a top-level predator with serrated teeth and a strong tail. Other dinosaur species include the Brachiosaurus, a dinosaur with a long neck who may have consumed more than 400 lbs of food a day. Guests may also recognize the stegosaurus, an herbivore known for the plates on its back.
These giant dinosaurs were designed by Billings Productions of McKinney, Texas. Each dinosaur is built on a steel frame and their exterior is covered with intricate rubber skin, giving them a lifelike appearance. Their electronics are state-of-the-art, giving them the ability to produce realistic movements, which include the ability to gnash their teeth, roar and even spit water.
Other prehistoric fun awaits you as parts of the zoo have transformed into ancient lands of adventure. Young paleontologists can take a mini-excavation to dig for fossils and you may even spot a dinosaur nest full of eggs on zoo grounds.
Zoorassic Park hatched on May 3 and will be open daily through Oct. 31.
Tickets are $4 for members and $5 non-members, plus general admission. You can purchase Zoorassic Park tickets at any admission booth or at the members' window.
Want to read more about the dinosaurs of Zoorassic Park? Our friends at the Tulsa County Library have compiled a special reading list just for Zoorassic Park. Check it out here.