Last summer, the Bronx Zoo introduced their interactive exhibit Dinosaur Safari. It was revamped and redesigned this year for opening day April 12th and will be open until Labor Day, September 1st
My four kidlets and I headed there to see what was new! We boarded a wagon driven through a two acre area of the Bronx Zoo home to over 30 animatronic dinosaurs.
While on the safari, visitors learn how scientists create how dinosaurs looked, sounded and acted just from what they learn from fossils.
The “Paleontologist” narrator of the tour deputized everyone on the tour and shared clues and facts about dinosaurs ranging from Allosaurus to Stegosaurus (new this year!). We were also able to see various scenarios that could have occured in prehistoric times.
When the ride was over, everyone went to the Dinosaur Safari Field Site where they were able to dig, control an animatronic dinosaur, learn about parts of a teenage sized T-Rex and take a photo on a Pachyrhinosaurus.
Have a child who loves all things dinosaur? Check out the Dinosaur Safari at the Bronx Zoo and these upcoming events -
April 16th-20th: Erth’s Dinosaur Zoo at the Bronx Zoo – 11:30am, 1:30pm, 3:30pm daily
Take a tour through the prehistoric world with an eye-popping array of ancient creatures brought to life through the art of puppetry. Erth’s Dinosaur Zoo at the Bronx Zoo is an interactive, highly imaginative show where guests can meet a menagerie of dinosaurs, developed in consultation with paleontologists based on the latest discoveries. Employing sophisticated design and electronics, these giants are brought to life by skilled performers and puppeteers, made all the more real through the magic of theatre.
April 19th & 20th: Peeps® Brands Presents Dinosaur Eggstravaganza – 11am – 2pm
Guests can celebrate the Easter holiday in dino-mite fashion. Guests entering the park will search for graphic dinosaur “eggs” within certain exhibits on this educational scavenger hunt in order to redeem a special treat.
May 10th/11th & 17th/18th: Dinosaurs Rock® Show – 12:30pm, 2:00pm, 3:30pm
Back by popular demand, Dinosaurs Rock® will be making their 4th appearance at the Bronx Zoo in this exciting and educational performance. Dinosaur expert Neil Brown brings the museum to you in this interactive show where guests can learn about real fossils and bones in a fun, entertaining way.
May 31st: Molly Idle Meet and Greet – 12:30pm, 2:00pm, 3:30pm
Enjoy story time and a dinosaur drawing demo with Molly Idle, author of the popular children’s book, Camp Rex.