WASHINGTON (FOX 5 DC) - Dinosaurs will be roaming among the many animals at the National Zoo this summer.
Beginning June 1, visitors will be able to travel back millions of years through the zoo's prehistoric adventure, "Dino Summer." It will feature two unique dinosaur experiences that will amaze people of all ages.
"Erth's Dinosaur Zoo Live" is a theater production featuring an eye-popping collection of 19 dinosaur puppets. The show takes visitors on a journey through the Jurassic and begins in prehistoric Australia. Tickets for the show are $10 per adult and $8 per child, discounts are available for FONZ members and groups of four or more through the "four-asauras" ticket pack. For information on performance times and location, be sure to visit the zoo's website.
As for the beasts that roam outside, "DinoRoars" will feature six life-size animatronic dinosaurs throughout the park-- big and small. Guests will embark on self-guided safaris where they'll cross paths with baby stegosaurus or meet face to face with a 39-foot-long roaring T. rex. Other dinoasurs on exhibit will be Compsognathus, Dilophosaurus, Parasaurolophus and babies, and Quetzalcoatlus. Each dinosaur is fitted with electronic brains to activate and control movements and produce the sounds.
Admission to the Zoo and "DinoRoars" is free but the dinosaurs are back for only a short period, be sure to catch them between June 1 through Aug. 31 at the national zoo.