If you (or your kids) love dinosaurs, you’re going to be super excited about the latest attraction coming to the Bishop Museum of Science and Nature. DinoVenture is an outdoor exhibition that will come roaring into Bradenton on October 23rd.
It will feature over 30 of the world’s most realistic animatronic dinosaurs. Visitors will be transported back in time to the Cretaceous Period, where you’ll come face-to-face with these roaring, breathing monsters in real life! These dinosaurs are complete with silicon waterproof skin and life-like movements.
They breathe, blink, and flick their tails. And beware — some are so realistic that they even fart and pee!
The exhibit will be outside The Bishop’s Riverside Plaza, next to the Mosaic Backyard Universe.
Some of the beasts you’ll encounter there include T. Rex, a Velociraptor, a mother and baby Triceratops, Pachycephalosaurus, Quetzalcoatlus, and more.
The Bishop’s CEO Hillary Spencer says “We’re thrilled to offer this new experience where families will make unforgettable memories together! And those who decide to explore both DinoVenture and the Museum will discover fascinating connections between dinosaurs and the ancient animals that shared the planet with them, myths of indigenous people, and even modern animals“
The animals in DinoVenture were created by Don Lessem, the dinosaur advisor on Steven Spielberg’s Jurassic Park, who is known worldwide for his dinosaur expertise. Lessem has written more than 40 popular science books about dinosaurs, has excavated and reconstructed skeletons of some of the largest dinosaurs that ever existed, and has a dinosaur — the Lessemsaurus, a sauropod — named for him.
Get Your Tickets Today!
DinoVenture opens on October 23rd, but you can get your advance tickets now. The cost for this exhibit only (without museum admission) is just $10. If you purchase a museum pass with your ticket, you’ll save $2 and get to enjoy all the incredible features of the museum, including the Parker Manatee Rehabilitation Habitat, The Planetarium, the Mosaic Backyard Universe, and more. Don’t miss this amazing opportunity!
You can keep up with all the latest updates and announcements by following The Bishop Museum of Science and Nature on Facebook. If you get a chance to talk with them while there, be sure to tell them you heard about it on Discover Bradenton!