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Detroit Zoo dinosaurs saved from extinction … for a while … Dinosauria held over

Dinosauria 6 - Jennie Miller

Our inner 7-year-old has received some of the best possible news. There are now even more chances to see dinosaurs up close and personal. Moved to just the weekends, September 12-13 and 19-20 now offer a chance to see the mechanized recreation of the Mesozoic at the Detroit Zoo.

“By popular demand, we are keeping the dinosaurs around for one last roar before they go ‘extinct,’” said Ron Kagan, Detroit Zoological Society executive director and CEO.

Dinosauria 3 - Jennie Miller

Dinosauria 2 - Jennie Miller

A winding path that wands through five acres of lush plant life, it is the largest display of its type in the country. It is complete with a dense population of adult dinosaurs, youngsters and even a nest with eggs and hatchlings.

Patrons who purchase a ticket for $5 on top of the usual zoo admission can see the dinosaurs between 10:00 am and 5:00 pm on weekends until Sept. 20. Both online and in-person purchases at the main gate are available.

Dinosauria 4 - Jennie Miller

Dinosauria 5 - Jennie Miller

If you have even more interest in the dinos you can experience “Sea Monsters: A Prehistoric Adventure 4-D” at the 4-D Theater and a simulator ride called “Ice Age: Dawn of the Dinosaurs – The Ride.” These attractions are $5.00 each, and are located at Wild Adventure Zone in the Ford Education Center. These tickets can be purchased online or at the gates of the Wild Adventure Zone.

More the Coelacanth than the prehistoric creatures that they actually represent, extinction seems to be a bit harder for these prehistoric imposters.

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