“Dinosaurs Alive!” is now open at the Louisville Zoo, 1100 Trevilian Way, through Sept. 30. Through the magic of incredible, futuristic technology, the mammoth, life-like animatronic creatures that roar, snarl and move will depict a full-blown dino-reality experience to visitors as they travel back in time along a lush, winding pathway where the enormous primeval creatures lurk at every turn.
The robotic dinosaurs are built on steel frames by Billings Productions of McKinney, Texas, and high-tech electronics and air pistons power the dinosaurs’ menacing claws and gnashing teeth while a booming sound system gives them their distinctive roars and chirps. One of the animatronic creatures can even be operated by visitors using a remote control box.
A special attraction fee of $5 applies for non-members in addition to regular Zoo admission and $4 for Louisville Zoo members. Children age 2 and under are free. Groups of 15 or more may call (502) 238-5348 in advance for group discounts.