Travel back in time with “DinoRoars”—a self-guided safari around the Smithsonian’s National Zoo—and meet massive animatronic dinosaurs that move and roar. From June 1 to August 31, visitors will be able to look up and listen as the roar of a 39-foot-long T. rex joins the symphony of Zoo animal chirps, squawks and chuffs. On exhibit will be Compsognathus, Dilophosaurus, Parasaurolophus and babies, Stegosaurus and baby, Quetzalcoatlus and babies and T. rex. Each dinosaur is fitted with electronic brains to activate and control movements and produce the sounds. Admission to the Zoo and “DinoRoars” is free.
Also as part of the Dino Summer at the Zoo, get tickets to see “Erth’s Dinosaur Zoo Live” Theatrical Show. Visitors will embark on a prehistoric journey at “Erth’s Dinosaur Zoo Live,” an experiential theater production featuring a larger-than-life cast of dinosaur puppets, at Smithsonian’s National Zoo. From June 1 through Aug. 31, sophisticated, life-sized dinosaur puppets—brought to life by theatrical presentation and puppet mastery—will connect children to paleontology. This interactive production features 19 dinosaurs on stage including Triceratops, T. rex, Megneura, Leaellynasaura, Titanosaur and more.
“Erth’s Dinosaur Zoo Live” will perform 30-minute shows at 10:30 a.m., 1:30 p.m. and 4:30 p.m. Tuesday through Sunday (June 1-Aug 31) in the Zoo’s air-conditioned Visitor Center Theater. Tickets are $10 for adults and $8 for children; group tickets are also available. Discounts are available for Friends of the National Zoo (FONZ) members. An exclusive “Dino Zoo Live” photo experience with a larger-then-life dinosaur is also available for purchase, tickets are $10.