Eat Breakfast With Dinosaurs At The Houston Zoo

June 24, 2010

This summer, dinosaurs are making a comeback at the Houston Zoo.

On Saturday, the Zoo is hosting Donuts and Dinosaurs with the gates opening at 8:30 a.m. for an early morning tour of the Houston Zoo Dinosaur! exhibit and a special dinosaur lecture and presentation in the Zoo’s Brown Education Center by Dinosaurs Rock of Texas.

Touch real dinosaur eggs and dino poop.  Dig for fossils and enter to win an authentic prehistoric specimen.

Register and purchase your tickets online at http://www.houstonzoo.org/donuts-and-dinos/.  Tickets are $21 for member adults, $16.50 for member children (ages 2-12), $25 for non-member adults and $20.50 for non-member children (ages 2-12).  Tickets may also be ordered by phone when you call Group Tickets at 713-533-6754 between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. Monday through Friday.

Donuts and Dinosaurs Schedule

8:30 to 9 a.m. Gates open, check-in/registration, access to Dinosaurs! before the Zoo opens.

9 to 9:30 a.m. Continental breakfast inside the BEC Auditorium

9:30 to 10:30 a.m. Dinosaurs Rock Texas presentation and Fossil Dig

Donuts and Dinosaurs ticket holders may parking in the Houston Zoo main parking lot off Hermann Park Drive and enter through the Zoo’s main entrance.  Please bring a copy of the confirmation letter you received when you purchased your tickets.  Your Donuts and Dinosaurs ticket includes all-day Houston Zoo admission.

DINOSAURS! At the Houston Zoo features10 life-like animatronic dinosaurs presented in a wooded, landscaped setting.  The Houston Zoo’s horticulture department selected plant species for the exhibit that represent those found in the fossil record, including cycads, ferns, ginkos, and monkey puzzle trees.

State-of-the art electronics control the dinosaur’s fluid, choreographed movements, punctuated by spine chilling roars.

Created by Billings Productions of McKinney, Texas, each dinosaur is built on a steel frame and covered with an intricately designed foam rubber ‘skin’ and painstakingly hand painted.

InstantNewsWestu Staff

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