Life-size animatronic dinosaurs return to Nashville Zoo through summer

Posted at 7:04 AM, Mar 13, 2023
and last updated 2023-03-13 14:37:43-04

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WTVF) — The Nashville Zoo is transporting guests back in time with its new prehistoric adventure DinoTrek. It features a wooded trail and more than 20 life-size animatronic dinosaurs. The exhibit runs between now and July.

The dinosaurs come in all shapes and sizes, and even spit. The newest one is a whopping 23 feet tall. The dinosaurs made their grand return last year after nearly a decade.

This year, visitors can spot a Tyrannosaurus Rex egg along the trial that is expected to hatch sometime soon. The zoo is inviting guests to guess the date and time of its hatching — with the winner receiving a free household membership to the zoo.

Admission to DinoTrek is $4 per person. Children under 2 years old are free. Tickets will be available for purchase at the Zoo's Entry Village and at the entrance to the exhibit.