See Dinos at Lowry Park Zoo through May 1, 2011

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Brachiosaurus - DinoQuest at Lowry Park Zoo through May 1, 2011

I totally dig dinosaurs (remember opens in a new windowmy visit to Dinosaur World in Plant City, Fla., this past  January? ) so I’m so excited I’ll be checking out the DinoQuest exhibit at opens in a new windowTampa’s Lowry Park Zoo later this month. The opens in a new windowTBEX Central Florida Chapter is holding the meeting at the zoo and hosting the group and from what I’ve been reading, this is a Jurassic journey – but without man-eating giant lizards.

This outdoor exhibit is both educational and engaging with lifelike, life-size dinosaurs on display through May 1, 2011. The display, presented by floridacentral Credit Union, features interactive, multisensory, robotic dinosaurs complete with sound and movement. I can only imagine the exhibit is just like a slice of fictitious Jurassic Park.

Some of the dinos on display include Brachiosaurus, Quetzalocoatlus, and Tyrannosaurus. Included in DinoQuest is the activity area where visitors can visit the “I Dig It” dig site to search for fossils,  race down a “Velocity-Raptor” inflatable slide, and control an interactive robot. Can you say cool????

“At Tampa’s Lowry Park Zoo, guests can discover how animals were different 200 million years ago, how dinosaurs adapted and thrived for millions of years, and why they went extinct,” said Craig Pugh, executive director and CEO in a statement. “These lifelike replicas will be outside in a lakeside forest setting – unlike any prior dinosaur or dragon destination exhibit we have hosted before. Guests can also learn which present-day animals have dinosaur ancestors or shared characteristics.”

DinoQuest is open daily at 10 a.m. and every Friday and Saturday night through April 30 between 6:30 and 9:30 p.m. (with the exception of April 16). On Dino Nites provides access to free Zoo rides.

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Waterfall - DinoQuest at Lowry Park Zoo through May 1, 2011

Admission into DinoQuest is $4  per person (children 2-years-old and younger are free) in addition to Lowry Park Zoo admission. Dino Nites admission is $9.95 per person (2 and under are free). Zoo Pass members receive free admission into Dino Nites. Planning multiple visits to DinoQuest? Then maybe the Dino Discovery Club pass is for you at just $15 per person, it provides unlimited day and Dino Nites admission.

Stay tuned for a review of my visit later this month.

On display through May 1, 2011
Tampa’s Lowry Park Zoo
1101 W. Sligh Ave.
Tampa, Fla. 33604
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Author: Solo Travel Girl Admin

Jennifer A. Huber is an award-winning travel and outdoor blogger and writer in Southwest Florida. Originally from Buffalo, N.Y., a hiking trail led her to a career path in the tourism industry for more than 30 years. She spent a decade with a park management company in Yellowstone, Death Valley, and Everglades National Parks. She founded the travel blog, with the goal of inspiring others to travel alone, not lonely. The unexpected death of her former husband in 2008 reminded her how short life is. His passing was a catalyst for sharing her experiences with the goal of inspiring and empowering others to travel solo. Jennifer holds a Travel Marketing Professional certification from the Southeast Tourism Society, is a certified food judge, member of the NASA Social community, and alum of the FBI Citizens Academy. When not traveling, she is either in the kitchen, practicing her photography skills, or road tripping with her dog, Radcliff.

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