You can explore Topeka like never before during Dino Days, a multi-exhibit experience for all ages. Not only can you enjoy main attractions throughout the city, but get ready to discover other participating businesses and organizations throughout Topeka this Spring.
Here is a list to get you started:
SUE: The T. Rex Experience – Great Overland Station [Opened Feb. 4]. See this fearsome fossil all the way from Chicago’s Field Museum. Step into the world of SUE the T. Rex to uncover the mysteries about the life of this fearsome fossil. Get to know SUE at the Great Overland Station. Sue is the largest and best-preserved Tyrannosaurus rex skeleton ever discovered. This newly updated exhibit, all the way from Chicago’s Field Museum is part of an immersive, multi-sensory experience. Another exhibit shows a replica of a smaller dinosaur being eaten by a different T. rex, which is full-sized. Tickets for “Sue: The T. rex Experience” must be purchased online here. The exhibit is open 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. daily. Admission is $15 plus tax for adults and $12 plus tax for those 65 and older, ages 3 to 12, and for members of the military. Groups of 10 or more are $10 plus tax per person. Children ages two and under are free.
DINO DAYS BASE CAMP – Topeka Information Center, 715 S Kansas Ave. [Opened Feb. 24] See an Allosaurus and calf at no charge, grab some swag and find out where all of the dino hot spots are throughout town. Start or end your journey at the Topeka Dino Days Base Camp, or swing by at any point along the way.
DINOSAURS ALIVE! Created By Dino Don, Inc. – Topeka Zoo. [Opens March 3rd] Dinosaurs are back in a BIG way at the Topeka Zoo. Journey back to the age of dinosaurs in an immersive experience featuring life-size, animatronic prehistoric giants appearing throughout the zoo. This spring the Topeka Zoo presents DINOSAURS ALIVE! This new dinosaur exhibit is an immersive experience featuring life-sized, animatronic dinosaurs that move and make sounds just like the creatures that used to roam the planet! Travel through time and discover different time periods, admire the magnitude of a Tyrannosaurus Rex, and learn about “modern dinosaurs” still living today. It’s sure to be a roaring good time! The life-like creatures were created by Dino Don Inc. With each ticket, you get access to the Zoo AND our dinosaur experience. There will also be educational activities in the Field Camp, and at the Dig Site. Admission to Dinosaurs Alive! is covered in the cost of admission to the Zoo.
TINY TITANS: Dinosaur Eggs And Babies – Children’s Discovery Center. [Opened February 24th] Visitors will enjoy learning about dinosaur eggs, nests, and babies through colorful, hands-on, interactive experiences that include a collection of real life dinosaur eggs. Visitors young, and young at heart, will enjoy learning about dinosaur eggs, nests, and babies through colorful, hands-on, interactive experiences that include a collection of real life dinosaur eggs.
For tickets and more information go to topekadinodays.com/ or call (785) 246-6271.
–Lee Hartman | Metro Voice
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