They ruled Earth for millions of years, now they're back by popular demand. Nashville Zoo’s popular animatronic dinosaur adventure “DinoTrek” gives guests the opportunity to come face-to-face with 15 prehistoric beasts living in a hidden forest at the Zoo.
“DinoTrek was a spectacular success in when we first offered it in 2012,” said Zoo President Rick Schwartz. “Since then, we’ve had many guests inquire about the return of these life-like animals. Some of the popular ones like the huge T-Rex will be back, but we’ll also have plenty of new dinosaurs to see.”
Each of the dinosaurs is built on a steel frame by Texas-based Billings Productions Inc, and covered with intricately painted epoxy skin. State-of-the-art electronics and air pistons power the dinosaurs’ movements that allow them to hiss, spit, move and roar.
Young paleontologists can embark on a mini-excavation dig for fossils in “Dino Dig” sand pit. Special dino-themed birthday parties and education programs are also available.
DinoTrek opens Saturday, March 15, 2014 and runs through July 6. Admission to DinoTrek is $3 for Nashville Zoo members and $4 for non-members. The exhibit will feature the following species: Baryonyx, Brachiosaurus, Citipati, Coelophysis, Dilophosaurus, Edmontonia, Pachyrhinosaurus, Plateosaurus, Quetzalcoatlus, Stegosaurus and Tyrannosaurus Rex.