Providence is getting prehistoric this spring! Travel 65 million years into the past with not one, but two super-cool dinosaur events.
The Jurassic World Live Tour roars into the Amica Mutual Pavilion on March 23 for four days of dino-packed entertainment. This adventure-filled arena show features an escaped Indominus rex, a team of stunt-fighting scientists, and life-size favorites from the movies, including raptors, stegosaurus, triceratops and, of course, the mighty T. rex. This all-ages show will have even the littlest dinosaur fans on the edge of their seats.
If Jurassic World leaves you hungry for more mammoth-sized fun, Roger Williams Park Zoo's Dinosaurs Among Us exhibit opens April 7 and runs through Aug. 13. Get up close and personal with nearly 60 life-size animatronic dinosaurs along the zoo's wetlands trail. Take a walking dinosaur ride, pose for a selfie with a baby dino, and even indulge your inner paleontologist with a fossil dig.
Look for special events like Dinos at Dusk on the second Saturday of each month, when the exhibit will open at 5 p.m. for an evening of family-friendly adventure in the distant past. The Dino Sip & Stroll (May 17 & July 12) is a 21+ event featuring food trucks, live music, animal encounters and dinosaurs. Sensory-friendly sessions one hour prior to the zoo's opening will be available on select Saturdays (see website for dates).
And don't forget to check out the dinosaur descendants that you see every day — birds! Daily interactive shows at the zoo will give you a closer look at the behavior of falcons, owls, cranes and more. Keep an eye out for some surprise encounters at this fun exhibit, which runs through Sept. 4 (weather permitting).
Why did the pterodactyl get the worm? Because it was an early bird! Be a pterodactyl and get your tickets today before they go extinct.