Opening Week: Dinosaur Safari
Is there such a thing as a Bronxosaurus? The Dinosaur Safari is back at the Bronx Zoo for the first time since 2019! The immersive experience is a ¼ mile-long walk-through exhibit covering more than 2 acres of forest and featuring 52 life-sized animatronic dinosaurs and pterosaurs that move and roar in an accurate depiction of what life looked like in pre-historic times.
New this year is the 110-foot Argentinosaurus – one of the largest animals ever to walk the face of the Earth. Storied favorites like the 40 foot long Tyrannosaurus rex, a favorite species in popular culture that was the apex predator in its time; the lesser-known Omeisaurus, a herbivore that spans more than 60 feet head-to-tail and towers over the safari trail; and the new Quetzalcoatlus, the largest known pterosaur ever to live are all back and ready to roar.
At the ADA-accessible dig site, kids can dig up ancient fossils, compare them to moving dinosaurs, and hear from the dino guides about the important lessons fossils can tell us.
Photo by Julie Larsen Maher, courtesy of the Bronx Zoo.