Dec 3, 2016

Go on a Dinosaur Adventure at Singapore Zoo's & River Safari's Zoo-rassic Park this School Holidays!


Did you know that dinosaurs disappeared from the face of the earth in the fifth extinction? And sadly enough, we are staring at a possible sixth extinction in today's world. Because animal species are being wiped out at an unprecedented rate, just like how we are down to the final THREE northern white rhinos in the world.

Sobering thought, isn't it?

In fact, we have lost 67% of the world’s biodiversity in the last 50 years. And that explains why Wildlife Reserves Singapore has welcomed a pack of dinosaurs to Singapore Zoo and River Safari this year end school holidays - so that we can all discover how to save today’s species from going the way of the dinosaurs.

If your kids are crazy over dinosaurs, Zoo-rassic Park promises a fun-filled immersive adventure with its life-like dinosaur animatronics display and dinosaur-themed activities.

Ale isn't that great a fan of dinosaurs, but even she was fascinated with the numerous dino trivia that accompanied the dinosaur displays. Yes, she actually stopped and read each single word off the information panels!

Of course, nothing could get more exciting than coming face to face with either a T-Rex or Velociraptor at the Meet & Greet sessions.

And judging from the crowds and smiling faces, I think the roaming dino was a hit!

But the real highlight of Zoo-rassic Park at the Singapore Zoo is the newly installed Dinosaur Valley, which features the likes of Tyrannosaurus Rex, Spinosaurus, Stegosaurus, and Triceratops.

The dinosaurs move and roar too, by the way so if you have younger kids, be prepared that they may get a little intimidated.

BUT a good distraction will be to pick up your free copy of the Same Same But Different Trail map, which complements the walking experience through Dinosaur Valley.

The immersive discovery trail draws parallels to Singapore Zoo's living animals. As we embarked on a misty walk on the Same Same But Different Trail, we learnt more about convergent evolution and how the animals of today - like giraffes, rhinos, and bats - share similar features and behaviours with these relics of the past.

It certainly piqued the interest of Ale!

Well, that and these cute little baby dinos too I guess.

For an even more engaging augmented reality experience at Zoo-rassic Park, download the Visual Discovery app Blippar on your smartphone before you head down to the Zoo and you get to scan the dinosaurs peeping through the foliage to unlock an interactive experience and learn fun facts about their relationship to other animals in the Zoo.

The trail journey continues at River Safari, where kids can learn about living fossils in the Extinction Escapees Trail and find out more about ancient animals still alive today such as the Alligator Snapping Turtle, Indian Gharial and Giant Salamander.

Kids having itchy fingers? Make your way down to the Rainforest Courtyard at Singapore Zoo or Boat Plaza at River Safari for some good old fashioned crafting fun!

At the Singapore Zoo, kids can try their hand at creating dino clothes pegs, dino masks and even indulge in fossil-making.

Over at River Safari, kids will be able to create their own dino finger puppet, dino scratch art or a dino clay art keychain to take home. And yes, all craft activities are FREE!

And for all those aspiring palaeontologists, they will be able to take up a brush and dust away at two large sand pits in a bid to unearth dinosaur fossils.

For some reason, finding dino fossils in a sand pit is always a hit with kids.

The dinosaur-themed activities are happening on the weekends of 26 Nov to18 Dec 2016. However, you will be able to continue to catch the dinosaurs in their new home at Singapore Zoo and River Safari until March 2017.

Which is fantastic news, because I loved how Zoo-rassic Park imparts valuable lessons about saving today’s species from extinction by learning from the past. Plus, we still got to visit some of Ale's fave Zoo animals after the dino experience too!

And because it is the school holidays, local residents can enjoy higher savings with the Dino-mite admission combo between 26 Nov and 18 Dec 2016! Purchase the Singapore Zoo and River Safari dual pack combo tickets at $39 per adult (U.P. $63) and $25 per child (3-12) (U.P. $42). The Dino-mite admission combo is available online and onsite.

Activities at Singapore Zoo

Dino Meet and Greet
Dates: 26 Nov – 18 Dec (weekends only)
Times: 10.00am, 11.30am and 1.00pm (30 mins)

Dino-themed craft activities
Dates: 26 Nov – 18 Dec (weekends only)
Time: 10.00am – 4.00pm

Fossil Finding Fun
Dates: 26 Nov – 18 Dec (weekends only)
Time: 10.00am – 4.00pm

Same Same But Different Trail
Dates: 26 Nov – 18 Dec (weekends only)
Time: 10.00am – 3.00pm

Activities at River Safari

Dino-themed craft activities
Dates: 26 Nov – 18 Dec (weekends only)
Time: 10.00am – 4.00pm

Extinction Escapees Trail
Dates: 26 Nov – 18 Dec (weekends only)
Time: 11.00am – 4.00pm

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