Tuesday, April 08, 2014

Little Ray's Reptile Coming to Ancaster this Weekend {Flash Giveaway}

Do your kids love all things scaly and slithery? How about dinosaurs and birds of prey? Boo certainly does, and he is stoked to head out to Ancaster this weekend and check out Little Ray's Reptile Zoo at the Ancaster Fairgrounds as they present their exhibit Dinosaurs Past and Present.

Featuring an incredible bird of prey exhibit and free flight bird of prey demos from the Canadian Raptor Conservancy, as well as fossil skulls from some of the most famous prehistoric reptiles and dinosaurs, Dinosaurs Past and Present will demonstrate the remarkable similarities between dinosaurs, pterosaurs, birds, and crocodiles, and will also feature a very special guest: Jack, the red kangaroo.

“We're thrilled to be coming to Ancaster with this live, educational, interactive, hands-on, zoological exhibit,” says Paul “Little Ray” Goulet, the zoo’s Director. “We love educating visitors of our exhibits and allow them to get up close and personal with some of the world's most fascinating species.”

With over 8 species of birds of prey on exhibit including owls, eagles, falcons, hawks and vultures all flying inches above your head, the exhibit will also feature a 7.5′ Triceratops skull, a 4′ Mososaur skull, as well as ‘LIZ’, a 38′ long full T-Rex skeleton.

Little Ray's Reptile Zoo will also be featuring their ‘Crocodiles of the World’ exhibit, including 5 species of living crocodilians and a 7′ alligator that people can have an opportunity to interact with throughout the day in a safe and controlled environment.

This exhibit will be open at the Ancaster Fairgrounds on Saturday, April 12th, from 10:00 am – 5:00 pm, and Sunday, April 13th, from 10:00 am – 5:00 pm. Tickets are $10 per person; 2 and under are free; $35 per family of four & $8 per additional family member. 

image from Little Ray's Reptile Zoo
This sounds like a lot of fun, and something different to enjoy with the kids this weekend.

A Giveaway

I have one family pass (value $35) to give away to a lucky Raising My Boys reader who is able to attend the event on either Saturday or Sunday this weekend. This is a quick turnaround giveaway, since I will need to get the winner's name to the event organisers on Friday. Entries will be accepted until 12:00 noon, EDT, Thursday, April 10. 

To enter, simply leave a comment below, telling me your child's (or your) favourite dinosaur. (Mandatory)

For optional bonus entries, you can share this post on your favourite social media channel and leave the link to your share in a separate comment.  One bonus entry per social media channel will be counted.

Comments recorded by 12:00 noon EDT April 10 will be eligible for the prize. Winner will be selected using random.org and notified via email and/or Twitter. Please be sure to include one of these contact methods in your mandatory comment so I can find you!

Best of luck!

Little Ray's has been accredited by Canada's Accredited Zoos and Aquariums – Aquarium et Zoos Accrédités du Canada (CAZA-AZAC) – one of the top zoological associations in the world.

Disclosure: I have been provided with a complimentary pass for my family to visit the event this weekend as a thank you for my promotion.

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