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Louisville Zoo Travels Back in Time with “Dino Quest” Presented by Great Clips (Media Release)

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Exhibit Will Host Life-Sized Dinosaurs
Free with Zoo Admission from June 26 to Sept. 19 

The Louisville Zoo is inviting guests to travel back 65 to 200 million years in time to visit their newest prehistoric animal ambassadors – 19 different life-sized robotic dinosaurs in “Dino Quest” presented by Great Clips. From Saturday, June 26, until Sunday, Sept. 19, Zoo guests can experience the world’s largest, most lifelike robotic dinosaur exhibit, free with admission to the Zoo.

“We are thrilled to be offering the world’s largest robotic dinosaur experience to our Zoo fans,” said John Walczak, Director of the Louisville Zoo. “Not only will this be a fun and unique opportunity for our guests, but it will also be an educational one that the whole family will enjoy. Dinosaurs are an extremely important part of animal history, and the ancestors of our reptile animal ambassadors at the Zoo today. We invite the community to come visit the newest members of the Zoo and are looking forward to seeing dinosaur fans of all ages experience “Dino Quest” this summer.’”

Guests will encounter 19 roaring, breathing giants from the Triassic, Jurassic and Cretaceous periods of history. They will have the opportunity to view the world’s tallest life-sized, robotic dinosaurs, ranging from 5-foot-long baby triceratops to a 40-foot-long Tyrannosaurus rex.

Curated by Dino Don, Inc. — the world’s leading supplier of robotic dinosaurs to zoos and museums worldwide, and the only maker of full-sized dinosaurs — the handmade animatronics are uniquely created under direct scientific supervision. The company’s founder, “Dino” Don Lessem, is a world-renowned expert and author of 40 books on dinosaurs with experience as the dinosaur advisor to Steven Spielberg’s “Jurassic Park” films.

“Great Clips has been a proud partner of the Louisville Zoo since 2015,” said Laura Dugan, former Zoo docent educator and franchisee with Great Clips. “We are very excited to continue our support of the Zoo in summer 2021 by presenting Dino Quest. This thrilling attraction will be a valuable asset for our community in search of fun, outdoor activities with families and friends.”

A Louisville Zoo membership or general admission ticket will allow guests to encounter the prehistoric period prior to extinction in “Dino Quest,” presented by Great Clips. Purchase tickets today at louisvillezoo.org/tickets. For information about “Dino Quest” visit louisvillezoo.org/dinos.

The 2021 Louisville Zoo season is sponsored by Ford Motor Company.


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About the Louisville Zoo

The Louisville Zoo, a non-profit organization and state zoo of Kentucky, is dedicated to bettering the bond between people and our planet by providing excellent care for animals, a great experience for visitors, and leadership in scientific research and conservation education. The Zoo is accredited by the Association of Zoos and Aquariums (AZA).