Popular attraction returns to Columbus Zoo

Junior paleontologists take note: Dinosaur Island is coming back to town.

The special exhibit at the Columbus Zoo and Aquarium, which was a visitor favorite in the summers of 2013 and 2014, will feature more than 20 animatronic dinosaurs. The life-size creatures will make their home in the zoo’s Australia and the Islands region, along walking paths and on the boat ride.

Dinosaur Island will be open May 27 to Oct. 31. There is a separate charge.

No word yet on whether a T-rex, giganotosaurus or another prehistoric predator will cap off the experience.