Life-size Dinosaur Exhibit ‘Zoorassic Park’ Opens at Binder Park Zoo This Week
Want to walk among the dinosaurs? Head to Binder Park Zoo, where the new "Zoorassic Park" opens to to the public this Thursday, September 23.
After months of renovation at the Battle Creek zoo, a herd of colorful, life-size replicas of Triceratops, Spinosaurus, Tyrannosaurus Rex, Stegosaurus, and other fascinating species, have moved in!
Visitors can dig for ancient fossils and velociraptor remains in several areas of Zoorassic Park. Other hands-on experiences include oversized puzzles that reveal unusual facts about dinosaurs, a giant prehistoric snake you can climb on, and a trio of attacking allosauruses who are ready for their photo op with you.
“Zoorassic Park becomes a natural place for hands-on activities, STEAM-based education programs and public events, it will spark imagination and deliver the message of conservation with a prehistoric point of view,” said Leslie Walsh, Manager of Marketing & Development, “and we’ll be launching fresh new programs centered around the theme of dinosaurs for families, students and educators too. Our goal is for Zoorassic Park to continue to evolve, change and continue to excite!”
Zoorassic Zoo was funded in part by a grant from Lowe's 100 Hometowns Project. In July of 2021, Binder Park Zoo was selected as one of 100 impact projects out of 2,200 submissions nationwide to celebrate Lowe's 100th birthday.
Binder Park Zoo is open every day 10:00am-4:00pm through October 24. Regular admission to the zoo includes free entry to Zoorassic Park.