There are so many new, fun events happening at The National Zoo! We’ve tried them all and would highly recommend you do, too! Scroll down to learn more and enter for your chance to win tickets to “Erth’s Dinosaur Zoo Live” or a screening of the movie “PANDAS” narrated by Kristen Bell!
DinoRoars around the National Zoo
Travel back in time with “DinoRoars”—a self-guided safari around the Smithsonian’s National Zoo—and meet massive animatronic dinosaurs that move and roar. From June 1 to August 31, visitors will be able to look up and listen as the roar of a 39-foot-long T. rex joins the symphony of Zoo animal chirps, squawks and chuffs. On exhibit will be Compsognathus, Dilophosaurus, Parasaurolophus and babies, Stegosaurus and baby, Quetzalcoatlus and babies and T. rex. Each dinosaur is fitted with electronic brains to activate and control movements and produce the sounds. Admission to the Zoo and “DinoRoars” is free.
“Erth’s Dinosaur Zoo Live”
Visitors will embark on a prehistoric journey at “Erth’s Dinosaur Zoo Live,” an experiential theater production featuring a larger-than-life cast of dinosaur puppets, at Smithsonian’s National Zoo. From June 1 through Aug. 31, sophisticated, life-sized dinosaur puppets—brought to life by theatrical presentation and puppet mastery—will connect children to paleontology. This interactive production features 19 dinosaurs on stage including Triceratops, T. rex, Megneura, Leaellynasaura, Titanosaur and more.
“Erth’s Dinosaur Zoo Live” will perform 30-minute shows at 10:30 a.m., 1:30 p.m. and 4:30 p.m. Tuesday through Sunday in the Zoo’s air-conditioned Visitor Center Theater. Tickets are $10 for adults and $8 for children; group tickets are also available. Discounts are available for Friends of the National Zoo (FONZ) members. An exclusive “Dino Zoo Live” photo experience with a larger-than-life dinosaur is also available for purchase, tickets are $10.
This pre-historic adventure blew us away! I knew that my dinosaur-enthusiast son would love this show, but I was surprised and how much I loved it! The dinos look SO REAL; the detail is really amazing. The one-of-a-kind-show is exciting and educational, so if you have a child at all interested in dinosaurs, I would highly recommend you check it out! The show is interactive with the audience, but if you want front row seats, try to get there at least a half hour in advance as seating is first come, first served.
“PANDAS” narrated by Kristen Bell
Giant pandas are coming to the big screen in a breathtaking documentary this summer at Smithsonian’s National Zoo. In collaboration with Smithsonian Theaters, “Pandas” will be on view June 1 through Aug. 31, 2019 in the Zoo’s air-conditioned Visitor Center Theater. Audiences will get a glimpse into Chengdu Panda Base in China, where scientists are dedicated to protecting the species by breeding giant pandas and introducing cubs into the wild. Follow the story of a curious female cub, Qian Qian, as she experiences life outside her protected habitat for the first time. The 43-minute documentary runs Tuesday through Sunday at 11:45 a.m., 2:45 p.m. and 5:30 p.m. Tickets are $9 for adults (ages 13+); $8 for members of the military and seniors (ages 60+); $7.50 for children (ages 2-12); and children under 2 are free. This event will be held rain or shine. For more information, visit the Zoo’s website.
I love this documentary more than I love almost anything else in life. This movie is sure to be adored by everyone in the family, plus the air-conditioned theater offers the perfect break from the summer heat.
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