Dinosaurs? It's All Happening At The Zoo

Life-size dinosaurs appearing at Brookfield Zoo

During the Mesozoic Era, dinosaurs roamed the Earth.

Beginning this weekend, they'll be roaming the imaginations of visitors to the Chicago Zoological Society's Brookfield Zoo.

Beginning April 4, and continuing through October 2009, guests to the zoo will be able to step back in time and experience 18 prehistoric animatronic creatures at "Dinosaurs Alive!," an interactive and multi-sensory exhibit, in which the dinosaurs will be displayed in an outdoor forest setting.

Showcasing one of the most innovative and largest dinosaur displays, "Dinosaurs Alive!" is both an entertaining and story-driven educational experience for the entire family, according to the Zoological Society's Web site

The collection of life-size replica dinosaurs are fleshy to the touch and make a variety of dinosaur sounds -- loud roars and small chirps. And, they move!

The highlight of the exhibit will be the world's largest animatronic dinosaur, a replica of the Ruyang Yellow River dinosaur, which measures nearly 60 feet long, 22 feet wide, and 30 feet high.

You'll wonder if it's alive, but it's really just "Dinorsaurs Alive!"  

Check out the Web site for ticket information.

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