Drive-through dinosaur exhibit roars into Arlington this month

Dozens of animatronic dinosaurs will be on display at Hurricane Harbor in Arlington.

A child looks out the sunroof of the family car as they drive past animatronic dinosaurs in Phoenix. There are 60 total dinosaurs on display at the exhibit, which is now in full swing in Arlington.(Courtesy: Dinosaur Drive-thru)

Arlington residents can take a prehistoric trip back to the age of dinosaurs at a new drive-through exhibit roaring its way into the city this month.

Dinosaur Drive-Thru is an exhibit where families can see more than 60 animatronic dinosaurs moving about. An audio tour will share facts about every dinosaur that visitors pass by.

The exhibit is full of educational opportunities — but is equally entertaining, said its marketing director, Jim Wojdyla. He said the exhibit is a great way for families to safely get out of the house and learn all kinds of dinosaur information.

Originally created for museums, the detailed dinosaurs have been fully adapted to withstand the weather, Wojdyla said. All the dinosaurs are fully animatronic, meaning they blink, breathe and move their extremities.

This will be the exhibit’s first showing in Texas. It debuted in Phoenix, and Arlington was chosen next to take advantage of the warmer temperatures before it heads north, Wojdyla said.

The exhibit is at Hurricane Harbor in Arlington, 1800 E. Lamar Blvd., through Jan. 10. Tickets start at $55 for a vehicle holding eight passengers or $85 for a vehicle holding up to 15 passengers.

For the full list of dates and to buy tickets, visit the exhibit’s website.

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Brayden Garcia, Special Contributor. Brayden is a freelance reporter covering Arlington. He graduated in May 2020 from the University of Texas at Arlington with a bachelors degree in journalism. He also worked at UTA’s student run newspaper, The Shorthorn. bjgarcia27

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