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Dinosaurs Alive!, which runs through October 27, takes zoogoers along a winding trail that showcases one of the most innovative displays of animatronic dinosaurs making a variety of sounds and movements. A tented showcase highlights the most recent paleontological findings, including scientific discoveries that show how birds evolved from dinosaurs. In addition, guests will learn how dinosaurs are relevant to today's world and how changes in climate may have led to their extinction.
The fun and engaging exhibit of Tyrannosaurus proportions features 24 life-size animatronic dinosaurs, including many newcomers like Styracosaurus, Tuojiangosaurus, and Pachycephalosaurus, as well as some with feathers, such as Microraptor and Gigantoraptor, the latter of which was discovered less than a decade ago in China. The highlight of the exhibit is Shantungosaurus—the largest dinosaur to walk on two legs—standing more than 20 feet tall and 50 feet long next to the zoo's Roosevelt Fountain.
Guests will also have the chance to view real fossils such as bones, skulls, eggs, and teeth. Additionally, youngsters can be just like a real paleontologist and discover what is hidden in the Dino Dig area sponsored by JULIE, Inc.
Dinosaurs Alive! is $5 for adults and $3 for children and seniors over 65 in addition to regular zoo general admission of $15 for adults and $10.50 for children and seniors over 65. Children 2 and under are free. Beginning in April,discounted-combo general zoo admission and Dinosaurs Alive! tickets will be available for purchase at participating Dominick's stores. Zoo members can take advantage of half-price admission to Dinosaurs Alive! Or guests can now pay for a day and come back for the year with the Zooper Fun Pass. For the same price as a one-day all-inclusive ticket, the Zooper Fun Pass offers admission to Dinosaurs Alive! and to each of Brookfield Zoo's six other special attractions. And with the Zooper Fun Pass, guests can also come back to visit again and again throughout 2013.