Written by The Business Journal Staff
The Fresno Chafee Zoo will soon debut a new exhibit 65 million years in the making.
For a limited time only, the Zoorassic Park exhibit will make the Fresno Chaffee Zoo its home. Presented by the Kirkland Foundation, the self-guided exhibit featuring 21 lifelike and life-size dinosaurs that move and make sounds.
The exhibit opens to the public on Saturday at 8:30 am, and as part of the grand opening celebration, the first 100 children to enter at the zoo admissions booth with paid entry will receive a free ticket to the Zoorassic Park exhibit.
Families will be able to learn about paleontology and interact with the exhibit through special photo opportunities and appearances by mascots and puppets.
Other limited-time programs at the exhibit include dinosaur-themed birthday party packages, paleontology summer camps and a T. Rex adopt-an-animal.
Sponsors include Haron Jaguar Land Rover and Fresno State.
Tickets for the Zoorassic Park exhibit can be purchased starting June 8 at the zoo admissions booth or online at www.fresnochafeezoo.org.
Ticket prices for adults (age 12 and up) are $4, $3 for children (ages 2-11), and babies 1 and under get in free. Those prices are in addition to general zoo entrance fees.
A Zoorassic Park Season Pass for Fresno Chaffee Zoo members is available for $20 and provides all individuals covered on the membership unlimited entry to Zoorassic Park through the end of the exhibit.
The exhibit will run through Oct. 31.