First Dinosaur Park in Hungary Now Open at Budapest Mall

  • 30 Oct 2023 10:22 AM
First Dinosaur Park in Hungary Now Open at Budapest Mall
Hungary's first permanent dinosaur exhibition and educational park opened on top of the KÖKI Shopping Centre at Kőbánya-Kispest.

Paleontologists have helped put together DinoPark KÖKI Budapest, featuring 80 life-sized dinosaur models in 25 spots.

An authentic prehistoric environment has been created around these massive, often moving and sound-emitting deenos, lifelike replicas which facilitate playful learning. A nature trail, a paleontology playground and a museum displaying the history of the Earth also feature, as reported by mmonline.

The largest dinosaur is the 26-metre-long mamenchisaurus, created over several months in the Czech city of Plzeň. Total production took a year, before the models were transported to Budapest in 25 trucks. The DinoPark is the tenth conceptualised and operated by Czech company, West Media.

According to the website, admission will be 5,000 Hungarian forints, 3,500 for children aged three to 15.

More on DinoPark (in Hungarian) here

Words by Peterjon Cresswell for
Peterjon has been researching the byways of Budapest for 30 years, extending his expertise across Europe to produce guidebooks for Time Out and his own website

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