Dinosaurs! @ Louisville Zoo

March 31-July 31

Louisville Zoo
1100 Trevilian Way · 459-2181
$5; 10 a.m.-7 p.m.

The hisses, chirps, snorts and growls you usually hear at the Louisville Zoo will be drowned out this summer by the roars of creatures that have long been deceased. Don’t start imagining that tiger zombies from another dimension will overrun the place, because these sounds actually herald the return of the “Dinosaurs!” exhibit. Eleven all-new species of robotic prehistoric reptiles will be led in by the king of them all, the Tyrannosaurus Rex, who is back by popular demand. The updated 2012 version of the exhibit will include the new gift shop Shopasaurus and a Dino Dig for budding paleontologists. “These animatronic creatures remind us that we’ve lost many animals from this planet over the course of history, and unfortunately, animals are still going extinct today,” says zoo director John Walczak. —Simon Isham

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