Zoorassic Park Dinosaurs at Perth Zoo have arrived and are making our wonderful zoo their home until May 2016 (extended due to popular demand until July 17th). This truly incredible robotics display of life size dinosaurs combined with hands on dinosaur activities, and dinosaur talks is not to be missed - especially because it is all included FREE in your entry fee (gold coin requested for interactive zone). So there has been no better time to visit our Perth Zoo.
When you arrive you are given a map to show where you can find all the dinosaurs - have a pen in your bag and get the kids to tick off the checksheet on the map. You don't have to wander far before you see your first dinosaur, the Baryonx.
If you wander towards the cafe you will come across the humungous Spinosaurus. He is located on the grassed area, so kids will love having him watch over them and running around him while you enjoy something from the cafe.
Out in the main lawn area is popular TRex and his family. From little baby dinosaurs just hatching from their eggs right up to a life size roaring TRe, which is 14meters long and six meters tall - this was our favourite of all the dinosaurs and can be enjoyed while you picnic on the lawn.
Alongside TRex is the fun PlayLeoZone. It's a gold coin donation to enter but kids can enjoy - digging through the sand pits for fossils, making dinosaur pictures using stencils, big dinosaur puzzles and touch a large dinosaur fossil.
Just across from the playground. it the biggest dinosaur of them all Argentinousaurus and it is the largest dinosaur ever to be displayed in the Southern Hemisphere.
The majority of the other dinosaurs are located in the Rainforest Retreat area. Make sure you look closely in this area there are 3 hidden dinosaurs. If you don't look closley you will miss them, so take your time through this area - oh and don't forget to look up too so you don't miss the Pteranadon.
In the rainforest retreat you will also find an Australian dinosaur the Muttaburrasaurus
If you time it right you can enjoy a Dinosaur Talk at 10.15am (cafe area) & 12.30pm (main lawn). And if that's not enough dinosaur for you, you can book a Dino Eye to Eye Experience Weekends and School Holidays at 11.15am & 1.45pm. You can also watch a Twilight Screening of Jurrasic Park & Jurrassic World in April and enjoy the dinosaurs at these sessions also. See Zoorassic Park website (link below) for more details.
We highly recommend you schedule in a visit to the Perth Zoo before the dinosaurs become extinct.. You would pay hundreds of dollars to see a dinosaur display like this - so it's well worth the entry fee, especially if you have a little dinosaur lover in the family. It was fanstastic to hear all the squeels of excitement as we were walking around it truly is a thrill for kids. If they look big to us imagine how big these magnificent dinosaurs look to them.
More information: www.perthzoo.wa.gov.au/zoorassicpark
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Review by Kids Around Perth Reporter Lauren, 15th March, 2016