Wednesday, July 27, 2011

Hogle Zoo Visit & Dino Discounts

Dinosaurs are taking over Hogle Zoo this summer!

Hogle Zoo is celebrating Zoorassic Park this summer, and there are many dinosaurs positioned around the zoo for your viewing pleasure.  The dilophosaurus even sprays water, so stand in the wet zone if you wish.  Of course, the zoo has the usual animal exhibits.  Zuri the elephant is growing, as are the tiger cubs.  On our zoo trip, we noticed some residents that resemble the dinosaur guests.

This rhino looks prehistoric.

An added bonus from now until August 28 is that if you take your zoo ticket stubs or membership card to the Ogden Eccles Dinosaur Park, you can experience MORE dinosaurs for 1/2 price.  So, if you have a budding paleontologist in your family, this is a great way to satiate their appetite for all things dinosaur and save a little money at the same time.

Lizards catching some warmth at Hogle Zoo.

We visited Hogle Zoo in the morning and found many of the animals up and about, including the reclusive wolves.  There are also fewer crowds earlier in the day.  The area that previously housed the bears is under construction, and there is a viewing area and "playground"  with toy construction equipment for your little ones to dig with during your visit.  The new area of the zoo will house polar bears as well as some other animals.  I am looking forward to the return of polar bears to the zoo!

Tyrannosaurus Rex at Hogle Zoo

The Ogden Eccles Dinosaur Park has paved trails for you to wander and discover dinosaur after dinosaur.  There is a museum and gift area, as well as a dinosaur-themed playground.  It is a wonderful place to spend all or part of a day. Remember to save your Hogle Zoo ticket stubs and bring them or your zoo membership card to the Ogden Dinosaur park and get in for 1/2 price through Aug. 28!

1 comment:

  1. I love the zoo, so this sounds like the perfect discount opportunity. Nice T-Rex Photo- and the piggy-back lizards are hilarious!