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‘Dinosaurs Alive!’ Coming to Assiniboine Park Zoo

March 22, 2016 5:30 PM | Entertainment

Dinosaurs Alive!

‘Dinosaurs Alive!’ will open later this spring at the Assiniboine Park Zoo. (FACEBOOK)

WINNIPEG — Dinosaurs will be resurrected and brought back to life for an upcoming summer exhibit at the Assiniboine Park Zoo.

Dinosaurs Alive! will feature 15 life-size, animatronic dinosaurs from the Jurassic and Cretaceous periods located along a forested trail in the northwest area of the zoo.

Zoo officials have dubbed this the city’s “biggest” summer attraction, where visitors will also learn how dinosaurs adapted over their lives based on their needs, environments and diets.

“Dinosaurs Alive! will be a prehistoric playground for people of all ages and a true adventure of science and discovery that we know our visitors from near and far are absolutely going to love,” said Gary Lunsford, head of zoological operations at the Assiniboine Park Zoo.

“This is going to be a fantastic addition to the experience people will have at the Zoo this summer and we can’t wait to see people experiencing it first-hand.”

The exhibit has travelled to several other markets, including Vancouver, Toronto, Calgary, Canada’s Wonderland, Minnesota’s Valleyfair, Ohio’s Cedar Point, Chicago and other destinations.

The exhibit will also include a dig site and excavation area for children to see what it’s like to be a paleontologist.

Visitors can visit the exhibit as part of the included regular admission at the zoo.

Dinosaurs Alive! is scheduled to open in late May and carry on for a limited time into the summer. Specific dates will be announced at a later time.

Updated at 5:30 p.m.