Starting May 1, there will be a quite an uproar at Seattle’s Woodland Park Zoo. (If you’ve got stegosaurus groupies at home, I imagine there will be a lot of noise about this there too.)
Real dinosaurs are back! (OK, well, they’re actually handmade animatronic dinosaurs designed by Dino Don Inc., but to little kids — and in the absence of the real thing — they are every bit as thrilling.)
These robotic dinos are big. And tall. There will be a dinosaur hitting 35 feet tall, as well as a T. rex (Tyrannosaurus rex to all but his closest friends) who is a whopping 40 feet long.
Masks will be required to view the 22 outdoor dinosaurs. Not for the dinos, of course, who will be roaring freely as much as ever, but for all visitors 5 years old and up. Kids 3 and older are encouraged to wear masks, too.
Tickets will be available only at the entrance to the dinosaur exhibit, “Dinosaur Discovery,” and must be purchased in addition to admission to the Woodland Park Zoo. Tickets will not be timed. The exhibit tickets are $5 per person, but $4 per person for zoo members.
No touching the dinosaurs. Even the one that has really fluffy, soft-looking feathers! Even if your hands are clean.
The dinosaur display is stroller-friendly and ADA accessible. The show will run until Sept. 6.