Dinosaurs, Dinosaurs and More Dinosaurs:
Audubon’s Dinosaur Adventure is breathtaking assemblage of the latest creations in high-tech animated and life-size robotic dinosaurs. The exhibit features, into a herd of creatures long extinct like Allosaurus, Gigantosaurus, T-Rex, and many more. It's at the Audubon Zoo in New Orleans.
It's a Jurassic Park Experience!:
The Dinosaur Adventure begins in the Tropical Bird House, where dinosaurs are featured in exhibits that normally house birds. Two ‘babies’ are featured: T-Rex and Triceratops. But as visitors wander along the winding path, they’ll also encounter the deadly Deiononychus and the strange, long-necked Dilophosaurus. Exiting the building, a true prehistoric landscape awaits, populated with Stegosaurus, Brachiosaurus, Parasaurolophus (with eggs in a nearby nest!) and the legendary T-Rex, along with the largest dinosaur, Gigantosaurus, life-sized and measuring a mighty 44 feet long.
There's Even More to the Experience:
The Swamp Train that tours the zoo features a prehistoric narrative, and Zoofari Café will offer prehistoric fare such as dino nuggets and dino-themed cups. A dig site at the exhibit gives visitors the chance to be an archaeologist for the day, and a new gift shop at the exhibit’s exit is to be stocked with tempting remembrances to help visitors take the dino experience home. Audubon’s enormously popular educational offerings are getting into the act as well, with dinosaur-themed Safari After Dark experiences, dinosaur breakfasts and dinosaur summer camps.
Dinosaurs Beyond the Zoo:
Jurassic Park fever hasn't invaded the zoo alone. Other Audubon Insitute facilities are extending the experience. The Entergy IMAX© Theatre is featuring “Dinosaurs ALIVE in 3D,” and the other downtown attractions, Audubon Aquarium of the Americas and Audubon Insectarium, each featuring a dinosaur of their own for guests to experience.
The Dinosaur Adventure will only be in New Orleans for a limited time. It opens on March 15, 2009 and is expected to stay for 6 to 8 months. So, make your plans now to attend. The cost is $4 for non-members and $3 for members in addition to regular zoo admission.