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Mar. 13 | Dino Data for the Whole Family


Please note that due to inclement weather, this performance has been rescheduled for Saturday, May 13. All tickets for the original date will be honored. Learn more.

Get ready for the ultimate playdate… 65 million years in the making! This Wednesday, Erth’s Dinosaur Zoo Live is set to storm the stage as part of our annual Family Series. We know audience members of all ages (that includes you, parents and grandparents!) love these fascinating prehistoric creatures… so let’s test your knowledge before you see their puppet counterparts!

Which popular dinosaur’s name means “three-horned face?”

Triceratops (try-ser-ra-tops) is a very large and distinctive dinosaur because of the three sharp horns on its head… so its name is quite literal. Erth’s Dinosaur Zoo Live! showcases a baby and an adult triceratops!

Which herbivore adapted to better see in the dark?

The leaellynasaura (lee-el-in-a-saw-rah) was roughly the size of a turkey, but with long legs and a long tail. They had unusually large eye sockets which likely adapted to be able to see in the long winter darkness of the Antarctic. Their name means “Leaellyn’s Lizard.”

What dino was the largest animal ever to roam on land?

Titanosaurs (tie-tan-oh-sawr) grew to sizes far in excess of their earlier relatives; hence they are named after the mythological Titans, who were gods of ancient Greece. The largest known titanosaur grew up to 115 feet in length. It may be tough to fit the Titanosaur puppet in the door of our theater!

What “dinosaur” isn’t actually a dinosaur?

Plesiosaurs (plee-see-uh-sawr) were actually not dinosaurs, they were sauropterygiams which were among the largest living sea creatures. They had large bodies, long slender necks and four flippers. Though they didn’t actually chew, they had long, very sharp teeth which they used to snatch fish. You’ll see three of them in Erth’s Dinosaur Zoo Live!

Which dino favorite may have actually had feathers?

Tyranosaurus (tie-ran-oh-sawr-us) or T-rex is probably the most well-known dinosaur. It was first discovered by Barnum Vrown in 1902 and was one of the first giant meat-eating dinosaurs. Its name means “Tyrant Lizard King.”

Which mega-insect pre-dated the dinosaurs?

Meganeura Dragonflies (meg-a-NEW-ra) pre-dated the dinosaurs and is one of the largest insects ever to have lived on the planet. They could have a 15-foot wingspan and had swiveling multi-faceted eyes like headlamps which were quick to spot movement and food. You’ll see one mechanical and two static Meganeura Dragonflies on Wednesday!

Want to meet the dinos for yourself? Meet-and-greet tickets are still available, so grab yours now if you want to roar with a T-Rex or stomp around with a Triceratops. See you at the theater!

Dinosaur facts courtesy of Erth's Dinosaur Zoo Live, http://dinosaurzoolive.us/#creatures.

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