‘Dinosaur Invasion’ returning to Orlando’s Leu Gardens

Special event beginning Jan. 18

Dinosaur Invasion (Leu Gardens)

ORLANDO, Fla. – Parents with kids who like dinosaurs will want to get out their calendars.

Orlando’s Harry P. Leu Gardens is set to welcome back it’s prehistoric event, Dinosaur Invasion.

The special event will allow guests to venture around the lush garden landscape, with a map in hand, and find more than two dozen handcrafted life-size dinosaurs. The event last visited the gardens back in 2017. When guests discover each dinosaur, they will also learn some interesting facts about the dinosaur’s time period, diet and anatomy. One of the biggest dinosaurs in the exhibit is the Daspletosaurus, a close relative to the T-Rex, which measures up to 33-feet long.

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According to Leu Gardens’ website, the dinosaurs are handcrafted by accomplished fossil expert and collector Guy Darrough. “He meticulously crafts each dinosaur for authenticity creating one of the most prominent dinosaur exhibits in the United States,” the website said.

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2017 Dinosaur Invasion at Leu Gardens

Officials plan to begin installing the prehistoric reptiles beginning next week.

General admission for Dinosaur Invasion costs $10 per adult and $5 for children ages 4-17. Kids under three are free.

Due to the coronavirus pandemic, the facility is enforcing face masks while inside buildings. Admission is cashless, and daytime garden admission may be purchased online or in-person with a credit or debit card.

Click here to learn more about Dinosaur Invasion.

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Landon joined News 6 in 2017. He grew up in Southern Illinois and graduated from Southern Illinois University with a bachelors degree in TV and digital media. When he is not at work you can catch him at one of Orlando's theme parks or the beach. Before working at News 6 he worked for stations in Miami and Fort Myers.