Riverbanks Zoo and Garden officials are inviting families to take a “Jurassic journey” back in time, when the newest exhibit Dinosaurs Around the World: The Great Outdoors comes alive.

Beginning Memorial Day weekend (May 25), guests visiting the zoo will have the opportunity to experience more than 25 life-size, life-like dinosaurs that will reside along the banks of the lower Saluda River. Explorers will feel as though they have traveled back to the Mesozoic Era on the supercontinent of Pangea when the ancient animals once roamed the earth.

Some of the fiercest and most iconic dinosaurs will be part of the exhibit, from the T-Rex to the Spinosaurus. Visitors will also be able to touch fossils and other archaeological relics. Exhibit viewers can learn how the prehistoric creatures lived and how they serve as ambassadors for some of the world’s most threatened wildlife.

“Riverbanks cares for dozens of species that face an uncertain future in the wild,” director of communications at Riverbanks Zoo and Garden, Susan O’Cain said. “Dinosaurs Around the World will give our members and guests an unparalleled opportunity to connect with the past while discovering the vital role we all play in protecting our planet for the future.”

Dinosuars Around the World: The Great Outdoors will be open May 25 through October 31 from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. daily. The cost is $3 for Explorer, Patron and Gold-level Riverbanks members, $4 for individual and family-level members, and $5 for the general public.

Categories: Arts & Entertainment, Columbia, Education, Richland County

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