Dinosaur World

Wednesday, June 30, 2010

Allosaurus Information

Poor Allosaurus! This perfectly respectable carnosaur is always overshadowed by T. rex. Even the meaning of its name, "other (or different) lizard," suggests that it is a rather second-rate dinosaur. In fact, the name refers to the distinct shape of the bones of its spine.

One of the largest North American meat-eaters, Allosaurus walked on its hind legs with its tail stretched out behind for balance. The powerful muscles and heavy bones of its legs made it possible for Allosaurus to move very fast. On each of its short arms, it had hands with three fingers, each with a sharp claw. Remains of Allosaurus have been found in North America and Australia, and some fossils from Africa and Asia may be those of Allosaurus. It is one of the most wide-spread of the meat-eaters.

We have great Allosaurus dinosaurs at Dinosaur World. The movie in the movie cave in Kentucky is all about the story of Big Al. Come check it out.

Monday, June 28, 2010

Dinosaur Walk

Here's a great panoramic still shot of our dinosaur walk in Kentucky. Notice how we have dinosaur families instead of just one dinosaur ploped down in the woods. It is really a unique journey.

Friday, June 25, 2010

Holidays coming up!

The 4th of July Holiday Weekend is coming up soon! Start making plans now on what to do with your family. Each admission includes a full day pass, so you can leave and return as much as you like. Take the family on a prehistoric journey into the past they will never forget.

Our Kentucky location is open until 8:00 during the summer, so stop by on your way to the fireworks. (Texas and Florida are open until 6:00).

Thursday, June 24, 2010


Here's some information on our Hadrosaur. You can see authentic Hadrosaur eggs in our prehistoric museum and giftshop.

A living Hadrosaurus could tower over a human being. Nearly as tall as a two-story building, the animal might weigh up to four tons. The hadrosaurs are called "duckbills" because of their strange, toothless bills, with which they chopped and ground their food. They were herbivores (plant-eaters), and it is believed they were good swimmers.

Duckbills lived and traveled in herds, and laid eggs in communal nesting areas, the most famous of which are those of Maiasaura, which formed huge nesting colonies, like those of modern penguins. Some paleontologists believe they protected the eggs until hatched and continued to nurture the young afterwards.

Wednesday, June 23, 2010

Summer camps

Lots of summer camps here today. Help us spread the word about a great day trip for a summer camp. Rates don't get much lower - at $5 per person with advance reservations.

Monday, June 21, 2010

thanks dad!

A big thank you to all dad's who visited us free yesterday for Father's Day. We love you dad's!

Friday, June 18, 2010

Best Party Place in Tampa and FREE DAD'S

Click here to vote for us as "best children's party place" in our Tampa location.

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And don't forget Father's Day this weekend. All dad's receive FREE ADMISSION on Father's Day (Sunday, June 20th) with a paid child admission of any age.

Thursday, June 17, 2010

Free Father's!

Looking for something to do on Father's Day? On Father's Day (Sunday, June 20th) all dad's with a paid child admission will be admitted free!

Wednesday, June 16, 2010

Come all year!

Can't get enough of Dinosaur World? How about a season pass? If you plan on coming just two times, it will be worth it!
  • $25.50 for adults
  • $21.50 for seniors
  • $19.50 for ages 3 to 12

And if you consider your dog your kid too like me, then you can bring them free every time too!

Tuesday, June 15, 2010

What do dinosaur names mean?

Here's a neat list to help you figure out what some dinosaur names may mean...
Allo - other
Anklo - crooked
Anuro - tail
Brachio - arm
Cephalo - head
Cero - horn
Chasmo - opening
Coeli – hollow
Di - two (diplo-)
Docus - beam
Dont - tooth
Euoplo - armed
Lopho - crest
Lystro - shovel
Masso - body
Ops - face
Ornitho - bird
Ovi - egg
Proto - first
Psittaco - parrot
Ptery - wing
Raptor - thief
Spino - spine
Styrax - spike
Tany - long

Monday, June 14, 2010

Mammoth Garden

We have many interactive exhibits at our 3 Dinosaur World locations. Pictured below is the Mammoth Garden at our Kentucky location. Don't look now, but there is a 50 foot T-rex just on the other side of those trees!

Friday, June 11, 2010

6 days left to vote

Don't forget to vote for us for best party place for kids in Tampa!http://www.parentsconnect.com/parents-picks/tampa-fl-usa/best-tampa-kids-party-place
There's only 6 more days left in the contest.

And call us if you want to schedule your party!

Thursday, June 10, 2010

Free Parking

Did you know we offer FREE parking at all our locations?

Come to think of it... you can actually visit our educational and fun outdoor dinosaur museum, or you can just park at most other attractions.

Wednesday, June 9, 2010

Acrocanthosaurus released in Texas

Glen Rose is called the “Dinosaur Capitol of Texas” for a reason. In prehistoric times, the area was a hot bed of dinosaur activity. Actual dinosaur footprints from the ancient past are still visible in the Paluxy river running through the town. Currently, the area is still alive with dinosaurs at Dinosaur World, an outdoor dinosaur museum with over 100 life size dinosaurs.

Dinosaur World opened in March of 2008 with over 100 life size dinosaurs set in an outdoor dinosaur museum in the lush Texas hill country. In addition to the dinosaurs, other exhibits include a Fossil Dig, where visitors can sift though sand in search of authentic fossils to take home, an indoor Prehistoric Museum with fossils and replica skeletons, picnic areas, a huge 5,000 square foot giftshop of everything dinosaur and more.

Dinosaur World is again taking visitors on a journey into the past with the release of a life size forty foot Acrocanthosaurus. Texans hold a particular fondness for this dinosaurs, not just because of its larger than life size, but also because this is the giant carnivore whose tracks can be found on the banks of the Paluxy just a few feet up the road in Dinosaur Valley State Park.

“He’s impressive. That’s for sure,” said Dinosaur World’s Marketing Director Nicole Randall. “It was our plan from the beginning to bring him home. You will understand why it took a bit longer to get him here when you see him. It’s not something you forget. He’s quite extraordinary.” Acrocanthosaurus will now be the first of the over 100 dinosaurs to greet visitors as they begin their dinosaur walk.

Thursday, June 3, 2010

Things to do in Florida

This is a great video posted by Visit Florida that shows Dinosaur World along with a few other Florida attractions. Enjoy = http://www.visitflorida.com/video/video_id.291