Owning a pet pterodactyl is considered to be both a completely rewarding experience and fundamentally impossible. Attempt to outsmart extinction with admission to Dinosaur World in Plant City. Based on the explorers' ages, purchase one of the following Groupons:
- For $6, you get a ticket for adults age 13 and older (a $12.75 value).
- For $4, you get a ticket for children ages 3–12 (a $9.75 value).
Dinosaur World creates heart-thumping, cup-of-water-shaking exhibits with more than 150 life-sized beasts. Interwoven with tree-lined paths, these looming mammoths stand conveniently still for photographic moments and each provides a new nugget of prehistoric knowledge. Prospective paleontologists can face off against a life-sized stegosaurus at the skeleton graveyard or excavate the fossil-dig site ($2 for diggers 12 and older) for take-home trinkets including dino bone fragments, shark teeth, and fax machines. Work up an appetite touring Carnivore Boardwalk, take a break for an on-site picnic, or test the evolutionary endurance of any active toddler on the children's playground.
- Kids don't have to be dinosaur fans to love this small park -- the enormity of the more than 150 life-sized dinosaurs spread throughout the park inspire wonder in visitors of all ages.– DisneyFamily.com
- My three year old son, who is seriously into dinosaurs, could not have had a better time. ¬– schmiecs, TripAdvisor
Dinosaur World lets modern-day adventurers see what the world was like when dinosaurs ruled the earth. More than 150 life-size dinosaurs peer imposingly from the hillsides, crane their necks up through native trees, and stomp through prairie fields at the theme parks that stretch out over 20-plus acres of land in Texas, Florida, and Kentucky. The fiberglass, steel, and concrete dinosaurs reach up to 80 feet in length, and are built according to the latest scientific discoveries about what dinosaurs looked like.
Starting November 8, visitors will see 20 dinos come to life at the new animatronic dinosaur exhibit.
Visitors who want to experience what it's like to be a paleontologist can dig for fossils at the Fossil Dig and uncover a life-size stegosaurus skeleton from under the sand in the Boneyard. The Dino Gem Excavation lets explorers uncover something entirely different—real minerals and gems—and a geode cracker lets them split geodes to reveal their beautiful crystals. Before leaving, visitors can play on the dinosaur-themed playground and check out the Prehistoric Museum to see a variety of cast and real fossils.