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If you haven't seen all 4 Jurassic Park/World films, it might be the time to do a binge watching with your family! The dinosaurs are "alive" and well and have come to our little bit of paradise just around the corner! Not only will you see them, but you can also partake in other activities such as a museum, labyrinth, bouncy castle, mini-golf, archeological digs for you to become part of the excitment, and more! There is a refreshment stand selling snacks and drinks. 

The man behind the beasts is Zoltan Prin, who admits that he was like most kids, a real dinosaur fan. It has always been a dream of his to work on a theme as exciting as pre-historic creatures.

Following the success of Sion, Neuchâtel, and Villeneuve, the exhibition has now made its way to the Geneva Canton for its fourth edition. 

During your visit to DinoWorld, you will be able to observe these fierce predators up close and personal. You will be able to admire their sharp teeth, and huge claws that were used as formidible weapons. More than 30 species are represented such as the iconic Tyrannosaurus Rex, the impressive Diplodocus, the imposing Styracosaur and many others.

Zoltan told us, "My favorite dinosaur is the Spinosaurus (below). I love this one in particular because it is even bigger than the T. Rex — about 15m long; it might not be as popular as the other species, but if I had to choose one, this would be it. There were only a few fragments of one found in Egypt. In addition to being able to walk on land, the Spinosaurus was also a very good swimmer. Unbelievable, isn't it?"

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Since the weather has been so rainy recently, the question lingers: Is the Park open during thunderstorms? Zoltan answers, "In 4 years we had to close the park only once. People would rather come when the weather is calmer."

Visitors should allow about 1h30 minimum to make their way around the park, but most people tend to stay longer, especially when the weather is nice. The entry ticket is valid for the whole day. If your child is having a birthday this summer, this is the ideal place to host it. Formulas with entertainment and food are available.

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Zoltan commented, "Finding a location to host such a large exhibit in the outdoor space was really difficult. It had to meet all our criteria, the surface in Versoix is 26,000 m2 including a part in the forest. We are very fortunate to have found this."

If you are wondering what Zotlan's profession was before embarking on this venture, then you might have guessed he was born into the circus family. "From the age of 4 years I was in the ring with my parents, then at 18, I particiated avidly in the show, followed by many other adventures. In 2016, I created the DinoWorld concept."

Every year DinoWorld moves to the new location. It will continue to be itinerant, so take advantage that we have it in our backyard this summer.

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What people have been saying: 

"Great day with children and grandparents, nature ambiance, wholesome food, friendly staff. It has a family atmosphere! Great to visit with the whole family."

"Visited today with my three children (ages 15, 11, 5). They loved it. We took about 200 photos. Even my 15 year-old boy found it very interesting. I fully recommend for all ages."

competitionbutton1COMPETITION TO WIN TICKETS

Zotlan has generously offered a family ticket for 2 adults and 2 children worth Fr. 49.- to one lucky reader to be used by 25.08.2019! Click here for competition form and answer this question: What type of dinosaur is Zoltan's favorite?

Only one entry per person and per email is allowed. The competition closes at midnight on Wednesday, 19 June 2019. The names of all those submitting correct answers will be placed into the digital hat and the winner's names drawn at random on Thursday, 20 June 2019. The winner will be notified by email and their name will be added to this article after the competition closes.

DinoWorld
Ancien cynodrome (there is a sign posted on the road so you won't miss the turn)
Chemin des Douves
1290 Versoix (GE)

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www.dinoworld-expo.ch

Experience a journey of more than 65 million years, discover the largest exhibition of life-size dinosaurs in Switzerland.

Opening times
May 24th to August 25th 2019
10h-19h daily

 

CONGRATULATIONS TO THE COMPETITION WINNER: Emilce Vega