Dinosaurs at the zoo
Time Out says
See moving dinosaurs at all three of Melbourne's world-class zoos
Working in a secret lab, scientists at Melbourne's main three zoos have discovered a way to clone dinosaur DNA, found inside mosquitoes trapped in amber. They've filled in the missing sequences using frog DNA to create moving, roaring dinosaurs, which you can see for 100 days throughout the zoos. What could possibly go wrong?
OK, we might have got a little bit over-excited about the prospect of dinosaurs at the zoo. These dinosaurs are large-scale models of these ancient beasts, but they will be roaming around at Healesville, Werribee and Melbourne zoos again until July. If you're lucky, you might see a keeper waking a sleeping dinosaur, or come face to face with a moving prehistoric creature.
At Melbourne Zoo you can experience the newly landscaped Dino Lab. See baby dinosaurs sleeping in a dino nest, visit the incubation station to see the breeding program, or kids can go on a dino dig and excavate fossils to help the Zoo's Dino Field Research team. There will be daily activities and plenty of dino facts to learn.
At Werribee Open Range Zoo, you calk walk through the Dinosaur River Trail. There are several life-sized dinosaurs to see and get up close and personal with, including the massive Tyrannosaurus rex.
And at Healesville Sanctuary, you can experience the Lost Sanctuary and head out to the local bushland to see the dinosaurs and megafauna that was thought to be lost forever.
All three dino experiences are running over autumn and winter, so get in before they go extinct.
|Venue name:||Melbourne Zoo|
|Transport:||Nearby stations: Royal Park, Buses: Royal Park|
|Price:||Free with entry|