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“Dino-Roars!” Exhibit Returns to the Great Plains Zoo

01/10/2018

Editor’s Note: Media are invited to capture images and video of the exhibit and interview a Zoo spokesperson from 10 a.m. – 1 p.m. on Friday, January 12. Please RSVP to Nicole Bruning at 605-367-8313, ext. 118 or nbruning@gpzoo.org.

Back by popular demand, “Dino-Roars!”, an interactive traveling dinosaur exhibit, returns to the Great Plains Zoo & Delbridge Museum of Natural History on Friday, January 12.

The Great Room of the Delbridge Museum of Natural History has been transformed into a prehistoric jungle where 19 life-like dinosaurs will come to life to “roar” and swish their tails. Fun, hands-on learning opportunities will entertain the entire family, including a new augmented reality experience where guests can interact with virtual dinosaurs. Guests can also search for fossils in a hands-on dinosaur dig area.

“Dino-Roars!” also will help families to connect and identify similarities of these extinct creatures to real-life animals that they see at the Zoo. Visitors will learn about the predator-prey relationship between the Deinonychus and the Tenontosaurus, and how it is similar to the Red-Tailed Hawk and the Cottontail Rabbit. They will discover how the Bearded Dragon uses its impressive appearance to demonstrate its dominance, much like the Euoplocephalus did.  

“We are excited to bring this popular exhibit back to the Great Plains Zoo for children and adults to enjoy during the cold winter months,” said Elizabeth A. Whealy, President & CEO of the Great Plains Zoo & Delbridge Museum of Natural History. “‘Dino-Roars!’ has been a tremendous hit with the Sioux Falls community during previous runs, and we know families will enjoy this beloved exhibit with a new twist.”

Admission to “Dino-Roars!” is $3 per person for adults and children, plus the cost of Zoo admission. Zoo members can purchase a “Dino-Roars!” membership for $28 for unlimited access to the exhibit.

“Dino-Roars!” will be open daily through Sunday, April 15.

The Great Plains Zoo & Delbridge Museum of Natural History is open Monday through Saturday from 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. and Sundays from 11 a.m. – 4 p.m. Visit the Zoo online at www.greatzoo.org or call 605-367-7003 for more information about the Zoo and Museum.

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About the Great Plains Zoo

The Great Plains Zoo & Delbridge Museum of Natural History is a non-profit organization dedicated to fostering a greater understanding of our natural world through education, conservation, recreation and discovery. The Great Plains Zoo is an accredited member of the Association of Zoos and Aquariums (AZA) – a leader in wildlife conservation. Less than 10% of animal institutions in the United States have met the high standards for AZA accreditation.


Contact

Nicole Bruning, Communications Manager
Great Plains Zoo & Delbridge Museum of Natural History
Office Phone: 605-367-8313, ext. 118
Cell: 605-222-8786
Email: nbruning@gpzoo.org