Dinosauria Returns to the Detroit Zoo


ROYAL OAK — For the first time since 2011, Dinosauria, the largest dinosaur exhibit of its kind in the country, will open at the Detroit Zoo on May 22 and run through Labor Day.

Visitors will travel back in time in the four-acre “Zoorassic Park,” which features 40 animatronic dinosaurs that move, snarl, and roar. The robotic creatures are built on steel frames and covered with painted foam-rubber skin and include adults, youngsters, and a nest with eggs and hatchlings.

In addition to the park, the prehistoric adventure continues at the Wild Adventure Zone with a 15-minute movie and simulator ride. “Sea Monsters: A Prehistoric Adventure 4-D” goes back 82 million years and explores the most dangerous underwater predators. “Ice Age; Dawn of the Dinosaurs – The Ride” finds the characters from the movie venturing into a mysterious world of dinosaurs.

Dinosauria will be open daily from 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m., and until 8 p.m. on Wednesdays during July and August. Tickets for all three experiences are $5 with zoo admission and will be available at main admissions, at the Dinosauria or Wild Adventure Zone ticket booth, or online at detroitzoo.org