5 Ways to See Dinosaurs in New York City and Beyond
If your kids are obsessed with dinosaurs, they'll love these five exhibits and activities.
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5. Spot Dinosaurs at the Zoo and Museum
Embark on an adventure like no other at the Bronx Zoo, where 40 new animatronic dinosaurs come to life on a Dinosaur Safari through the woods in the most realistic, biggest dinosaur ride in America. The dinos, which include a T. rex, an Omeisaurus, a Stegosaurus, and many more, interact with each other as safari-goers travel through different prehistoric eras. Your tour guide will connect these giant moving creatures to modern animals as you go, explaining how many behaviors, adaptations, and more from dinosaurs are still present in our current world. After the safari, kids can excavate fossils and take photos. April 19-Nov. 3. Weekdays 10am-5pm; weekends 10am-5:30pm.
Head to the American Museum of Natural History to see the T. rex like you've never seen it before! Upon entering the T. Rex: The Ultimate Predator exhibit, you will be chilled by a silhouetted projection of a T. rex lurking beside you. This begins your journey from a model of a baby T. rex, which almost resembles a baby turkey, all the way to the most accurately depicted, full size T. rex model to date, complete with feathers! (Did you know the T. rex had feathers?) At the end of the exhibit, a 32-foot-long projection of a T. rex is presented in which T. rex hatchlings run around and a life-size T. rex follows your every movement. March 11-August 9. Timed entry only.
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