The dinosaurs at the North Carolina Aquarium at Pine Knoll Shores have delayed their destiny – extinction- for two months! See them up close and hear them roar through Nov. 1. Dinosaur Adventure turns the Aquarium’s Marsh Boardwalk into a time machine. Step outside and travel back millions of years to meet these strange creatures that roamed the Earth during the Triassic, Jurassic and Cretaceous periods.
The fierce allosaurus, the long-necked apatosaurus, the fast and agile coelophysis, the ostrich-like citipati and other bygone beasts seemingly come to life among the trees and plants surrounding them. Watch out for the dilophosauruses –they spit. Dinosaur Adventure features 11 realistic, large-scale animatronic creatures representing seven species that move and call. Don’t miss the photo ops: a tyrannasaurus rex out front, a baby t. rex near the waterfall and a dinosaur nest with eggs just before you enter Dinosaur Adventure.
The dinosaur exhibit has been enormously popular with summer visitors at the Aquarium. The fall extension gives more local and regional residents a chance to enjoy the experience. The dinosaurs also will add a new element to the Aquarium’s Halloween event for kids, Trick Or Treat Under the Sea, this year on Oct. 29 and 30.
Dinosaur Adventure is open the same hours as the Aquarium – 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily. Dinosaur Adventure features creations by Billings Productions. The exhibit is sponsored in part by Mary Katherine Lawrence.