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Dinosaur Safari is returning to the Bronx Zoo on April 12

The animatronic Dinosaur Safari, which debuted in summer 2013, is returning to the Bronx Zoo bigger and scarier, with nine new species in tow.

  • Photograph: Julie Larsen Maher

    Dinosaur Safari's animatronic dinosaurs at the Bronx Zoo

  • Photograph: Julie Larsen Maher

    Dinosaur Safari's animatronic dinosaurs at the Bronx Zoo

  • Photograph: Julie Larsen Maher

    Dinosaur Safari's animatronic dinosaurs at the Bronx Zoo

  • Photograph: Julie Larsen Maher

    Dinosaur Safari's animatronic dinosaurs at the Bronx Zoo

Photograph: Julie Larsen Maher

Dinosaur Safari's animatronic dinosaurs at the Bronx Zoo


Kids can once again travel back in time 200 million years to an age when dinosaurs roamed the earth at the Bronx Zoo this spring. The Dinosaur Safari will make a roaring return on April 12 with the addition of nine new animatronic species on top of last year’s family of over 20 dino species. Little paleontologists-to-be can salute the Stegosaurus, party with the Protohadros and even track everyone’s favorite, the 40-foot-long Tyrannosaurus rex!

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The interactive exhibition will begin with a ride through two acres of the zoo in which the completely animatronic dinos make big and boisterous appearances. Each creature can move and make noise just like they would have in the prehistoric ages. Zoogoers can then learn how animatronics work, take a photo with the popular T.rex, uncover the past in a fossil dig, and enter a paleontologist's tent with a fossil museum inside.

The dinosaurs will inhabit the zoo through November 2 and will engage with safari adventurers in special activities and performances throughout the season, so be sure to check back here for a detailed dino schedule.


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