Dinosaurs Come to the Detroit Zoo

ROYAL OAK, Mich., May 13 /PRNewswire/ — Explore a mysterious prehistoric island on the Detroit Zoo’s Wild Adventure Simulator showing Dino Island, a SimEx Production. During this motion-based film simulation, passengers experience what it is like to be part of a scientific team whose mission is to explore a newly formed island thriving with prehistoric plant life, dark caves, rivers of lava and dinosaurs!

This unique ride allows Zoo visitors to experience a world that most have never seen. They get the chance to come eye-to-eye with T-Rex, Peteranodon and a herd of Apatosaurs. Throughout this adventure passengers will investigate the island in their All Terrain Environmental Science Vehicle to discover mysterious volcanic canyons, rivers of lava and fight for survival amongst living, breathing dinosaurs. So, come on out to the Detroit Zoo and experience the adventure of your life at Dino Island!

Adventure Simulator tickets cost $4 for all ages (this does not include cost of Zoo admission). The Simulator runs during normal Zoo hours showing continuously. Riders must be at least 3 feet tall and 5 years old to ride the Simulator.

Based on NASA’s Flight Simulator technology, the Wild Adventure Simulator uses a 70 mm film, six track digital surround sound, and almost 2 g’s of motion. These features allow riders to have a multi-sensory experience and an amazing sense of a band of creatures that time forgot.

The Detroit Zoological Institute is comprised of the Detroit Zoo and the Belle Isle Nature Zoo. The Institute, founded in 1928, is committed to celebrating and saving wildlife. Situated on 125 acres of naturalistic exhibits, the Detroit Zoo is open year round with several indoor viewing areas. The Detroit Zoo is located at the intersection of Ten Mile Road and Woodward Avenue, just off I-696 in Royal Oak. Admission is $11.00 for adults 13 to 61; $9.00 for senior citizens 62 and older and $7.00 for students ages 2 to 12; and children under 2 are free. For more information call (248) 398-0900 or visit http://www.detroitzoo.org/ . The Belle Isle Nature Zoo is located on Belle Isle Park in Detroit. The Nature Zoo is currently under construction but some family programming takes place on the weekends with advance reservations by calling (313) 852-4056. The Detroit Zoological Society works to promote the general welfare and interests of the Detroit Zoological Institute. Financial support has allowed the Zoo to expand its animal collection, open new exhibits, and implement major beautification projects. To help the Detroit Zoological Society through financial support, partnership opportunities, membership, or volunteering, please call (248) 541-5717.

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