They ruled Earth for millions of years, now they're back by popular demand. Nashville Zoo’s popular animatronic dinosaur adventure “DinoTrek” will return on March 15. Guests will again have an 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 dinosaur themed birthday parties and education programs will also be available.
DinoTrek opens Saturday, March 15, 2014 and will run for a limited time. 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.