Starting March 11, visitors to Nashville Zoo can embark on a prehistoric adventure with DinoTrek, more than 20 life-size animatronic dinosaurs. Last seen at the Zoo in 2014, this dino experience runs through the end of July.
The experience begins at a hidden entrance near the Zoo’s Historic Grassmere Home and Farm. It winds along a forest path where you can discover life-like prehistoric beasts that move, growl, hiss, roar and even spit. Educational signs help visitors learn more about the 20 different species on display. Young paleontologists can conduct their own mini-excavation in a fossil sandpit.
DinoTrek Includes a Variety of Species
The animatronic dinosaurs are built on a steel frame and covered in intricately painted epoxy skin. Species include Allosaurus, Amargasaurus, Carnotaurus, Citipati, Coelophysis, Compsognathus, Deinonychus, Diablocertops, Dilophosaurus, Edmontonia, Megalosaurus, Pachyrinosaurus, Parasaurolophus, Quetzalcoatlus, Suchomimus, Utahraptor, and Tyrannosaurus Rex.
Admission to DinoTrek is $4 per person. Children under 2 years old are free. Tickets will be available for purchase online, at the Zoo’s Entry Village, and at the entrance to the exhibit. For more information on DinoTrek, visit www.nashvillezoo.org.