It seems the Topeka Zoo has been spared from the meteor, giving guests an additional two weeks to travel back to prehistoric times! Dinosaurs Alive! has been extended from June 30 to July 17. Guests still have a chance to discover different time periods, admire the magnitude of a Tyrannosaurus Rex, and learn about “modern dinosaurs” still living today. Since the experience opened in March, Dinosaurs Alive! has seen over 116,000 visitors.
On July 2, guests are invited to celebrate the final stretch of Dinosaurs Alive! by joining a “Dino Parade” through the Topeka Zoo. Dinosaur enthusiasts of all ages are asked to gather between the giraffes and orangutans at 9:30 a.m., dressed in their best dinosaur costumes or by bringing decorated strollers and wagons as parade floats. The parade will tour the Zoo and even take a behind-the-scenes route rarely seen by visitors. All participants will receive a free Topeka Dino Days patch. Participants have a chance to win a free Topeka Zoo membership for “Best Costume” and “Best Float.” Dinosaurs Alive! and the Dino Parade are included in the price of admission. Topeka Zoo members receive entry for free.