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What’s Hatching At The Zoo? It’s A Bird! It’s A Plane! It’s A Dinosaur!

Dino fans can rejoice! Dinosaur Island returns to the Columbus Zoo and Aquarium today.

Go back in time, 65 million years ago, to a period when dinosaurs roamed the earth. There are several different kinds of dinos on display, including Amargasaurus, Carnotaurus, Diabloceratops, Muttaburrasaurus, and the ever popular, Tyrannosaurus rex. Although the exhibit wasn’t expected to open until May 27, the Zoo was able to complete it and has decided to open early.

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The exhibit will run from today until October 31. Visitors have the option to view the dinosaurs via a walking path or water taxi. Admission to Dinosaur Island is $3 for general admission, $2 for Columbus Zoo members and free for Columbus Zoo Gold members. Dinosaur Island is also included in the price of a Zoo-it-All ride wristband.

Don’t worry, the zoo’s Dinosaur Island won’t be anything like Jurassic Park! These guys are all animatronic, which means no dino-takeover.


For more information about Dinosaur Island, please visit the Columbus Zoo and Aquarium website.

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