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Dinosaurs return to Cleveland Metroparks Zoo

Published: June 26, 2013 11:23 AM
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The prehistoric age comes to life at the Cleveland Metroparks Zoo this summer, with the return of Dinosaurs!

Waterfowl Lake has become home to 21 animatronic dinosaur displays, including six that are making their zoo debut, including Quetzalcoatlus, one of the largest flying creatures ever, and Troodon, one of the first fossilized dinosaurs found in North America.

They join returning favorites like the Tyrannosaurus rex and Brachiosaurus. And Dilophosaurus, the sneaky dinosaur that sprays water on unsuspecting observers.

Created and built by the Billings Productions Inc. of McKinney, Texas, the robotic creatures use air pistons and electronics under steel frames covered with detailed foam rubber skin.

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Dinosaurs! 2013 also includes 10 custom-painted dinosaur sculptures, seen throughout the zoo.

Dollar Bank presents Dinosaurs! with support from Discount Drug Mart, Northeast Ohio Regional Sewer District and Cleveland Clinic Children’s. The exhibit runs through Sept. 15. Admission to $3.50 per person with regular zoo admission, or $2 per person for zoo members. Admission is free for children younger than 2.

Discounted admission for groups making a reservation and paying in advance is $1 per person. For group rate information, call 216-635-3391.

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