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21 life-size dinosaur sculptures roar into the Zoo
After waiting 65 million years, dinosaurs will take over Denver Zoo this summer! The Zoo has partnered with Your Hometown Toyota Stores for the Zoo’s upcoming traveling exhibit, DINOS! Live at Denver Zoo. The exhibit, supported by six local Toyota stores, will journey into the Zoo on Saturday, July 1. Running through October 31, the exhibit features 21 life-size dinosaurs, 19 of which are animatronic. Perfect for all ages, this exhibit offers the chance to see these prehistoric creatures brought to life among the Zoo’s live animals.
“We are so pleased that Your Hometown Toyota Stores have chosen to be our Presenting Sponsor for this exciting, family-friendly exhibit,” says Denver Zoo Chief Development Officer Lance King. “Their longstanding support of Denver Zoo underscores their commitment to being involved with and in support of our community.”
From a Tyrannosaurus Rex, to the lesser known Citipati, 19 of the 21 jumbo dinosaurs move, roar and interact with guests. Plus, a fossil dig will give budding paleontologists the chance to get their hands dirty while discovering and excavating dinosaur bones! Additionally, a non-robotic dinosaur—or a “Selfie-saurus”— will act as a photo-opportunity for guests to sit on and pose for photos.
“We are so thrilled to bring our third traveling exhibit to Denver Zoo,” says Brad Parks, Senior Director of Guest Engagement. “DINOS! will be fun for the entire family to see, but it will also give visitors the opportunity to learn about these extinct beings, while comparing them to the living animals who call the Zoo home.”
The Zoo will host several events in conjunction with the exhibit. On July 8, 15, 22 and 29, guests of all-ages can get an even deeper dinosaur experience at the DINOS! Prehistoric Party. A members-only night will be held on Saturday, July 1.
On Friday, July 14, and Friday, August 11, guests 21 and older are invited to Denver’s wildest happy hour, Food Truck Safari, an adults-only night at the Zoo. The popular event will feature food to purchase from local food trucks scattered throughout the Zoo, as well as live acoustic music.
In addition, during the fall, dinosaur sculptures made from pumpkins will emerge for DINOS! After Dark. The themed dinosaur and African safari pumpkins will be carved and stacked into a fun display. The event will run nightly October 12-15, 19-22 and 26-30 with a members-only preview October 5-8. Boo At The Zoo will run October 29 and 30.
Also, children will have the opportunity to see if they have what it takes to survive a night amongst the dinosaurs at DINOS! Safari CampOUT. Guides will have night vision scopes ready as campers explore the Zoo after hours to discover what dinosaurs and present-day animals have in common. Families, scouts and community and school groups are invited to sign up for this overnight adventure. Admission includes dinner, live animal encounters, campfire treats, safari tents for the evening and breakfast the following morning. DINOS! Safari CampOuts are offered July- September; visit the Zoo’s camps page for more details and to register.
The 21 dinosaur sculptures that will be showcased around the Zoo include:
To learn more and purchase tickets to Denver Zoo, please visit the Zoo’s website.