DinoZoo opened in May and continues throughout the summer until Sunday 2 September. Twelve huge and very lifelike animatronic dinosaurs have been placed around the zoo, including species such as tyrannosaurus rex, triceratops and brachiosaurus. The dinosaurs are brought to life using mechanical technology and animatronics, allowing visitors a chance to get a close up look at the creatures they’ve only read about in books or seen in films.
The exhibition is a new way to entertain, inspire and educate its visitors and also illustrates the very real risk of extinction facing many species in the zoo or around the world.
To celebrate the dinosaurs’ return from extinction this summer, Bristol Zoo is to host two screenings of Jurassic Park, considered by many to be one of the best dinosaur films of all time. They take place Saturday 18 August at 5:30pm and 8:30pm, with the doors opening half hour before each screening.
Hotdogs, ice cream and popcorn will be on sale throughout the evening. Tickets cost £8 for adults and £5 for children (zoo members pay £7 for adults and same price for children), and can be booked online.
For further information about DinoZoo, including opening times and admission charges and how to book tickets for the Jurassic Park screenings please visit www.bristolzoo.org.uk