POWELL – Due to its popularity, Dinosaur Island is back from extinction opened May 19 at the Columbus Zoo and Aquarium with new dinosaurs and fan favorites, including Tyrannosaurus rex!
This colossal adventure will take Zoo guests back in time, 65 million years, on a quest to find and document more than 20 animatronic dinosaurs and one Pachyrhinosaurus photo op sculpture in the Australia and the Islands region.
Made of steel with a urethane waterproof skin, the dinosaurs have eyes that shift and blink, tails that move, mouths that make loud noises, and electronic “brains” that activate and control their movements and sounds. The result is a thrilling experience that is sure to delight visitors of all ages!
The animatronic dinosaurs arrived at the Zoo on May 8. The opening date of Dinosaur Island was originally estimated to be May 27, but now that each dinosaur has been successfully placed after a smooth installation process, they are ready and “roaring” to greet Zoo guests.
Starting May 19 and running through Oct. 31, guests will have the chance to enjoy this expedition by foot path and water taxis. A special admission ticket is required for entrance and is not included with Zoo admission. Admission to Dinosaur Island is $3 for general admission, $2 for Columbus Zoo members and free for Columbus Zoo Gold members, as well as included in the price of a Zoo-it-All ride wristband. Explorers of all ages will enjoy this adventure, whether they have expert knowledge or are discovering dinosaurs for the first time.
Visitors can spot these ‘dino-mite’ dinosaurs and more around the island:
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