The Dinosaurs at the Zoo

Philadelphia, PA–On March 25th, the Philadelphia Zoo debuted their brand new exhibit called Big Time: Life In An Endangerous Age.  And what a Big and fun Time you will have while walking amongst the giants who have long-been extinct!

Big Time immerses you into a world of 24 life-sized animatronic dinosaurs. The exhibit takes your imagination of what living alongside these prehistoric animals might be like, and brings it into a real life experience.  Whether you’re being awed by how big Tyrannosaurus Rex’s jaw and roars are, or meandering through some polar ice with a Woolly Mammoth, you’ll have fun learning their names and history.  How some of these creatures survived extinction while others are now only seen in our history books. 

Speaking of, the Philadelphia Zoo’s President and CEO Vikram H. Dewan, Malcolm Bullock (son of Pennsylvania House of Representatives Donna Bullock), Philadelphia City Representative Sheila Hess, and finally Philadelphia’s Chief Marketing, Communications, and Experience Officer Amy Shearer, made history by introducing the exhibit and then cutting an ivy-leaved ribbon to welcome us to walk amongst the dinosaurs.

“We are very happy to welcome guests to the Zoo, to experience BIG TIME, a tailor-made adventure immersing guests in the world of history’s most impressive behemoths, taking them through cataclysmic events, highlighting threatened animal species today and providing ways to help enact change,” said Philadelphia Zoo’s President & CEO Vikram H. Dewan. “BIG TIME is a dynamic experience that will stimulate the senses and transport guests back in time to walk among dinosaurs like the mighty T-rex, puts them face-to-face with an enormous Woolly Mammoth, and side-by-side with a life-sized polar bear, elephant and Sumatran rhino – incredible!”

It felt incredible to actually experience how humans measured up against the dinosaurs, and learning about how, as a species, our green footprint impacts our planet. That impact can be for the good though, if we make a few changes in each of our lives.  For example, you can involve the whole family by planting seeds to grow plants and trees, or sending a postcard (or sign an electronic petition) to advocate for global conservation actions aimed at addressing wildlife extinction.

Your whole family can meet these dinosaurs and learn all about their history by visiting The Philadelphia Zoo’s website to reserve your timed tickets. BIG TIME is now open for members of the Philadelphia Zoo to preview the exhibit until March 28th, and will be open to the public beginning March 29th with daily hours from 9:30am to 5:00 pm*. And please remember to follow all safety protocols while you are enjoying the Zoo and it’s new exhibit, Big Time: Life in an Endangerous Age.

*Please note that the last entrance time to the exhibit is at 4:00pm. 
**Post was written by Amaris Pollock

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