Cleveland, OH - Cleveland native Tom Zaller of Imagine Exhibitions, the producer of Dino Safari, a fun and educational nearly 60-minute drive-thru dino experience, joined Parma Mayor Tim DeGeeter and baby dinosaur, on Friday, in ribbon cutting signifying the start of Dino Safari’s three-week engagement at the Shoppes at Parma from Saturday, June 5 through Sunday, June 27.
Zaller, who grew up in University Heights, and his more than 40 life-size moving dinosaurs who have been touring the U.S. include a Triceratops, Parasaurolophus, Microraptor, T. rex. Dino Safari takes audience members – in their vehicle – to “Pangea National Park,” for an up-close-and-personal journey with the most fascinating prehistoric creatures from the mighty T. rex of North America to the giant amphibious Spinosaurus of Africa.
Dino Safari was created in consultation with paleontologist Dr. Gregory Erickson and features fact-based, educational content in addition to an exciting storyline. Kids and families are guided through the fictional “Pangea National Park” by an audio tour that plays through each car’s audio system, featuring fun and friendly characters. Each vehicle is given a “Survival Pack” containing your passport to Pangea with a scavenger hunt and other fun surprises for a more interactive experience.
Zaller says he had to bring Dino Safari to his hometown. "Cleveland is such a cultural city and there is such an appreciation for the arts, with all the museums, that I couldn't not bring this to Cleveland," he says.
On the Dino Safari adventure, audience members will learn through an audio narrator how dinosaurs evolved, where they called home, and the discoveries paleontologists have made about how they ate, moved, and behaved. Beware: along the journey, earthquakes might erupt, dinosaurs could battle, and audience members may have to help save a baby dinosaur’s life! So, buckle up for the adventure of a lifetime in this socially-distanced experience, and the perfect family staycation activity.
Tickets are priced per car, beginning at $49.95 per vehicle of up to seven individuals, and are available now through DinoSafari.com. Demand has been unexpectedly high with sellouts anticipated. Tom says advance purchase is strongly recommended.
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