If you’re looking for giants, there’s the massive sauropod Brachiosaurus, possibly a close cousin to our own state dinosaur, the Paluxysaurus. At 85 feet long, the Brachiosaurus was among the largest animals to ever live, and perhaps the tallest, as it held its long neck vertically. Jurassic Park fans might lament the exclusion of the modern favorite, the Velociraptor, but the fear factor is covered by an exhibit of the similar, and larger, Deinonychus killing a young Triceratops. 9 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. daily. Through September 3. 6200 Hermann Park Drive. For information, call 713-533-6500 or visit www.houstonzoo.org.
May 4-Sept. 3, 9 a.m.-6:30 p.m., 2012