Photo by David Scheinmann.
A stegosaurus surveys the terrain in “Walking With Dinosaurs: The Arena Spectacular.” Photo by David Scheinmann.

Thursday, Oct. 23-Sunday, Oct. 26

They’re big with teeth to match, and these big lizards are ready to entertain families. Walking With Dinosaurs: The Arena Spectacular returns to the Chesapeake Energy Arena, 100 W. Reno Ave., with seven shows using outstanding effects, craft and theatrical artistry. Praised around the world for the large-scale puppetry that makes dinosaurs from millions of years ago come to life, Walking With Dinosaurs takes spectators on a tour through the ages to show an Earth unlike anything experienced today. The touring production’s success, however, lies with performers making the “personas” of rambunctious baby t-rex and the rest of this surprising cast come to life with believable movement and reactions in an ever-changing environment created for the arena floor. The show opens at 7 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 23, and continues through the weekend. The final performance is at 5 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 26. Tickets are $25-$59.50, available at

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