The Dinosaur Company

The Dinosaur Company

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Loved your social distancing photo for the paleo society! Hope you guys are well!
You don't have to be a kid to enjoy this tour. Thanks, Dinosaur Company! We had a ball.
Do you guys have an animatronic exhibit with a speaker or video presentation you could present at the Allen Public Library? It would be a free event in a 300 seat auditorium.
The dinosaur tour was great! Very educational and interesting, and all of my group (ages 4 to 48) enjoyed it immensely. Lauren Billings is a fantastic tour guide and she really knows her stuff. I recommend it to anyone and everyone who is looking for something different to do.
We just took the extremely educational factory tour Billings Production has recently started to offer . The owner and staff are amazing! Loved the detailed description Lauren gave us about each step of the animatronic process. My kids were awestruck and mesmerized by each of the large collection of dinos and bugs the facility houses. What an enlightening experience learning about the fascinating world of animatronics. Thank you for the wonderful opportunity!
Had a great tour of behind the scenes of production of animatronic dinosaurs at Billings Productions!
Brilliant work. Are you responsible for all of the giant insects at the San Antonio Zoo? Let me know if you'd ever like to come on my podcast show and talk about your work.

The Dinosaur Company is a world leader in the design and development of animatronic exhibits for zoos, museums, and theme parks... and we are now open to the public for facility tours and events!

Check out our website for details!

Operating as usual

Photos from The Dinosaur Company's post 09/15/2021

It is Hispanic/Latinx Heritage Month, and we want to spotlight Celina and Marina Suarez

When Celina and Marina Suarez were growing up in their San Antonio home, they would often use their father’s tools to dig holes in their backyard in a quest to find dinosaur bones. Celina and Marina Suarez graduated from Trinity University in 2003 with degrees in geosciences. They both completed their doctorates at Kansas University in 2010 in geology.

While working on their master’s degrees, the Suarez twins found a collection of bones that came from at least three different dinosaur species while at a field site near Moab University. One of the species was previously undiscovered. In honor of their discovery, the new species was officially named after the sisters in 2011. Geminiraptor suarezarum is a small troodontid. Gemini is the Latin word for “twins”, while “suarezarum” includes their last name.

In 2016, Marina Suarez won a $478,000 CAREER award from the National Science Foundation to support her research in paleoclimatology. Marina is using the funding to study climate changes during the Cretaceous Period, which is widely known for the various dinosaur fauna. She is also using the funds to support community college, undergraduate, graduate, and post-doctoral students and to create educational lab activities.

Celina Suarez won the OMNI Keeling/Hansen Climate Science Award in 2019. Celina’s research focuses on using trace element and stable isotope geochemistry of fossil vertebrates and invertebrates to understand paleoecology, paleoclimatology, and taphonomy of ancient terrestrial ecosystems.

Though Celina Suarez is the oldest of the twins by two minutes, Marina Suarez says she was the first to get hired as a professor. “So I hold that over her head,” says Marina. Marina is now an associate professor of geology at the University of Kansas. Celina is an associate professor of geosciences at the University of Arkansas.

For further reading, go to https://www.trinity.edu/news/digs-dinosaurs-and-distinguishment

#TheDinosaurCompany #Dinosaur #Texas #Paleontologist #HispanicHeritageMonth #Geology #Geminiraptor

09/15/2021

Big news!

It's time for #WhatIsItWednesday!

Here's how it works: you guess which dinosaur🦖, giant bug🐜, or ancient predator🐊 is featured in this picture before I post the results tomorrow. You can guess as many times as you like, but please only guess one creature per post.

Winners get a shout-out, bragging rights, and shiny medal emoji 🏅! Go for it!⬇️⬇️

#guessinggame #dinosaur #insect #iceage #bug #thedinosaurcompany

Big news!

It's time for #WhatIsItWednesday!

Here's how it works: you guess which dinosaur🦖, giant bug🐜, or ancient predator🐊 is featured in this picture before I post the results tomorrow. You can guess as many times as you like, but please only guess one creature per post.

Winners get a shout-out, bragging rights, and shiny medal emoji 🏅! Go for it!⬇️⬇️

#guessinggame #dinosaur #insect #iceage #bug #thedinosaurcompany

09/14/2021

#TUESDOODLES TIME! Why are we screaming? We are just that excited about the wonderful doodles left on our table this week!

You've doodled, and we've determined what dinos are on our table! Comment below which one is your favorite! Or tell me how you would have identified these guys!

Are you one of our featured doodlers? Share this post and brag to your friends!

In no particular order, here are this week's featured #Tuesdoodles (This dino emoji is for y'all --> 🦖)

1. Majungasaurus
2. Spikysaurus
3. T.Rex
4. Mosasaur
5. T.Rex in love ❤
6. Apatosaurus!

Want to play?
Stop by The Dinosaur Company (in Allen, TX) any day and draw a dinosaur on the designated table. Each Tuesday we'll post some of our favorites. Featured doodlers get bragging rights and a dinosaur emoji, and
I get the honor of deciphering what you've doodled. Google will tell you if my labels are real creatures or just for funsies!

#TheDinosaurCompany #Tuesdoodles #TRex #Apatosaurus #Brachiosaur #Majungasaurus #Mosasaur #Dinosaur #DinoDoodles #Doodle

#TUESDOODLES TIME! Why are we screaming? We are just that excited about the wonderful doodles left on our table this week!

You've doodled, and we've determined what dinos are on our table! Comment below which one is your favorite! Or tell me how you would have identified these guys!

Are you one of our featured doodlers? Share this post and brag to your friends!

In no particular order, here are this week's featured #Tuesdoodles (This dino emoji is for y'all --> 🦖)

1. Majungasaurus
2. Spikysaurus
3. T.Rex
4. Mosasaur
5. T.Rex in love ❤
6. Apatosaurus!

Want to play?
Stop by The Dinosaur Company (in Allen, TX) any day and draw a dinosaur on the designated table. Each Tuesday we'll post some of our favorites. Featured doodlers get bragging rights and a dinosaur emoji, and
I get the honor of deciphering what you've doodled. Google will tell you if my labels are real creatures or just for funsies!

#TheDinosaurCompany #Tuesdoodles #TRex #Apatosaurus #Brachiosaur #Majungasaurus #Mosasaur #Dinosaur #DinoDoodles #Doodle

09/14/2021

Did you know that you can adopt a dinosaur of your very own for just $35? Or give one as a gift to your friend that has everything!

Our adoptable dinosaurs are waiting on our website www.thedinosaurcompany.shop! Your adoption will come with an adoption certificate, info sheet, and naming rights for an entire year! If we talk about your adopted dino on social media or during our tours, we will use their new names!

For an additional cost, you can become their pen pal for a whole year! Dinosaur pen pals will provide monthly dino updates (with pictures). You can even email your dinosaur and they will send a personalized response back!

#TheDinosaurCompany #Dinosaur #Adoptions #ShopAllenTx

Did you know that you can adopt a dinosaur of your very own for just $35? Or give one as a gift to your friend that has everything!

Our adoptable dinosaurs are waiting on our website www.thedinosaurcompany.shop! Your adoption will come with an adoption certificate, info sheet, and naming rights for an entire year! If we talk about your adopted dino on social media or during our tours, we will use their new names!

For an additional cost, you can become their pen pal for a whole year! Dinosaur pen pals will provide monthly dino updates (with pictures). You can even email your dinosaur and they will send a personalized response back!

#TheDinosaurCompany #Dinosaur #Adoptions #ShopAllenTx

09/14/2021

Check out this great video explaining why our Dino Match event is so important to Dinosaur Company employees! Visit https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCIeFL5o1-3GvQ7UkZFAIwYg to see the whole video set! (From a potential donor, a recipient, and a recipient's mother)

On September 18, The Dinosaur Company is partnering with Be The Match for our Dino Match event! This FREE, fun-filled, family-friendly event is a great way to meet some dinosaurs, visit with local businesses, take part in fun activities, and learn about how you can join the Be the Match registry. There is no obligation to join the registry in order to enjoy the Dino Match event! Book your free tickets here: https://fareharbor.com/billingsproductions/items/329301/

#TheDinosaurCompany #Dinosaur #BetheMatch

09/13/2021

Look at this great picture that @EmilyMen posted when she came to visit our dino warehouse last week! We think everything looks better when it is surrounded by dinosaurs!

#TheDinosaurCompany #Dinosaur

Look at this great picture that @EmilyMen posted when she came to visit our dino warehouse last week! We think everything looks better when it is surrounded by dinosaurs!

#TheDinosaurCompany #Dinosaur

09/13/2021

Happy National #BaldisBeautiful Day! Just a reminder: our dinosaurs look great in all of their different shapes, sizes, styles, and hair lengths... and so do all of you!

#TheDinosaurCompany #Dinosaur #Baldisbeautifulday #Positivity

Happy National #BaldisBeautiful Day! Just a reminder: our dinosaurs look great in all of their different shapes, sizes, styles, and hair lengths... and so do all of you!

#TheDinosaurCompany #Dinosaur #Baldisbeautifulday #Positivity

09/12/2021

Happy Grandparents' Day everyone!

Come by The Dinosaur Company today and celebrate with your family! Guests get to make a FREE family-friendly craft and visit our Creature Corral! Book a paid Dino Friends Expedition tour on www.thedinosaurcompany.shop for a great 30 minute tour experience with Dino Bingo! We are looking forward to seeing you soon!

#TheDinosaurCompany #Dinosaur #Coelophysis #Bingo #Grandparent #GrandparentsDay

Happy Grandparents' Day everyone!

Come by The Dinosaur Company today and celebrate with your family! Guests get to make a FREE family-friendly craft and visit our Creature Corral! Book a paid Dino Friends Expedition tour on www.thedinosaurcompany.shop for a great 30 minute tour experience with Dino Bingo! We are looking forward to seeing you soon!

#TheDinosaurCompany #Dinosaur #Coelophysis #Bingo #Grandparent #GrandparentsDay

Photos from The Dinosaur Company's post 09/11/2021

Our FREE Dino Match event is next Saturday!

Come Saturday, September 18th, from 10 am-2pm for a fun, free, family event! We will have activities for all ages, DINOSAURS, local businesses, and a Be the Match representative to tell you all about the Be the Match registry! There is no obligation to join the registry, but the Be the Match representative will be able to answer any questions you may have about being a donor!

Register at www.thedinosaurcompany.shop and join us for a fun-filled day!

#TheDinosaurCompany #Dinosaur #Quetzalcoatlus #BetheMatch #WorldMarrowDonorDay #savinglives #DFWfreeevents #DFW #DFWchild

09/10/2021

HOW 'BOUT THEM COWBOYS!

Our dinosaurs are all roaring about the amazing game last night and the return of Dak Prescott! Although the Cowboys lost, it was an exciting game that kept the dinos at the edge of their seats.

How do you feel about last night's game?

#TheDinosaurCompany #Dinosaur #cowboys #bucs #DALvsTB #DallasCowboys #DakPrescott #Kickoff2021 #WeRunAsOne #CowboysNation

HOW 'BOUT THEM COWBOYS!

Our dinosaurs are all roaring about the amazing game last night and the return of Dak Prescott! Although the Cowboys lost, it was an exciting game that kept the dinos at the edge of their seats.

How do you feel about last night's game?

#TheDinosaurCompany #Dinosaur #cowboys #bucs #DALvsTB #DallasCowboys #DakPrescott #Kickoff2021 #WeRunAsOne #CowboysNation

09/09/2021

GASP! What do we have in our event space? Come by any time we are open to play with our robotic Stegosaurus that has found a new home in the event space!

#TheDinosaurCompany #dinosaur #stegosaurus #visitallentx #noplacelikeallen

09/09/2021

It's time for your #WhatisitWednesday results!

It is the Edmontonia!

The Edmontonia was discovered in Edmonton, Canada. It is an armored dinosaur that is part of the nodosaur family. Edmontonia armor is concentrated at the front of its body indicating that it would have had to keep moving to ensure its front end always faced its predator. This bulky, broad tank was herbivorous. He got strong from eating his greens!

Congratulations to our winners this week!
On Facebook we had: Amy Wells and Jamie Harty
On Instagram we had: @cec_brick_nj, @thejacob_ryckman, @dino_keeper_aiden, @jnr.animat.dinos Congrats everyone! 🏆🏆🏆🏆

#guessinggame #Dinosaur #TheDinosaurCompany #animatronics #Edmontonia #Canada #Herbivore

It's time for your #WhatisitWednesday results!

It is the Edmontonia!

The Edmontonia was discovered in Edmonton, Canada. It is an armored dinosaur that is part of the nodosaur family. Edmontonia armor is concentrated at the front of its body indicating that it would have had to keep moving to ensure its front end always faced its predator. This bulky, broad tank was herbivorous. He got strong from eating his greens!

Congratulations to our winners this week!
On Facebook we had: Amy Wells and Jamie Harty
On Instagram we had: @cec_brick_nj, @thejacob_ryckman, @dino_keeper_aiden, @jnr.animat.dinos Congrats everyone! 🏆🏆🏆🏆

#guessinggame #Dinosaur #TheDinosaurCompany #animatronics #Edmontonia #Canada #Herbivore

09/08/2021

Looking Sharp!

It's time for #WhatIsItWednesday!

Here's how it works: you guess which dinosaur🦖, giant bug🐜, or ancient predator🐊 is featured in this picture before I post the results tomorrow. You can guess as many times as you like, but please only guess one creature per post.

Winners get a shout-out, bragging rights, and shiny medal emoji 🏅! Go for it!⬇️⬇️

#guessinggame #dinosaur #insect #iceage #bug #thedinosaurcompany

Looking Sharp!

It's time for #WhatIsItWednesday!

Here's how it works: you guess which dinosaur🦖, giant bug🐜, or ancient predator🐊 is featured in this picture before I post the results tomorrow. You can guess as many times as you like, but please only guess one creature per post.

Winners get a shout-out, bragging rights, and shiny medal emoji 🏅! Go for it!⬇️⬇️

#guessinggame #dinosaur #insect #iceage #bug #thedinosaurcompany

Home | The Dinosaur Company 09/08/2021

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Check out our Grandparents are T-REXcellent tours and activities this weekend! We have a FREE dino craft that you can complete in our event lobby and the corral will be open. We are also offering paid Dino Friends Expedition tours all weekend long! These 30 minute junior tours are great for dinosaur lovers to learn cool facts, play Dino Bingo, and get a glimpse of our animatronic dinosaur factory! This is the perfect outing for your family this weekend! Book your tour today at www.thedinosaurcompany.shop! Or stop by any time we are open 9/11-9/12 to make a FREE dino craft!

#TheDinosaurCompany #Dinosaur #TRex #Grandparents #DFW #DFWactivities #DFWchild #DFWfree #VisitAllenTx

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09/07/2021

It's the best time of the week, when I get to look at everyone's awesome Dino Doodles! It's #Tuesdoodles time!

You've doodled, and we've determined what dinos are on our table! Comment below which one is your favorite! Or tell me how you would have identified these guys!

Are you one of our featured doodlers? Share this post and brag to your friends!

In no particular order, here are this week's featured #Tuesdoodles (This dino emoji is for y'all --> 🦖)

1. The most dapper T-Rex
2. Fire-breathing-saurus
3. Apatosaurus
4. Maroonosaurus
5. Amargasaurus
6. Happy Brachiosaurus!

Want to play?
Stop by The Dinosaur Company (in Allen, TX) any day and draw a dinosaur on the designated table. Each Tuesday we'll post some of our favorites. Featured doodlers get bragging rights and a dinosaur emoji, and
I get the honor of deciphering what you've doodled. Google will tell you if my labels are real creatures or just for funsies!

#TheDinosaurCompany #Tuesdoodles #TRex #Amargasaurus #Apatosaurus #Brachiosaur #Maroon #Dinosaur #DinoDoodles #Doodle

It's the best time of the week, when I get to look at everyone's awesome Dino Doodles! It's #Tuesdoodles time!

You've doodled, and we've determined what dinos are on our table! Comment below which one is your favorite! Or tell me how you would have identified these guys!

Are you one of our featured doodlers? Share this post and brag to your friends!

In no particular order, here are this week's featured #Tuesdoodles (This dino emoji is for y'all --> 🦖)

1. The most dapper T-Rex
2. Fire-breathing-saurus
3. Apatosaurus
4. Maroonosaurus
5. Amargasaurus
6. Happy Brachiosaurus!

Want to play?
Stop by The Dinosaur Company (in Allen, TX) any day and draw a dinosaur on the designated table. Each Tuesday we'll post some of our favorites. Featured doodlers get bragging rights and a dinosaur emoji, and
I get the honor of deciphering what you've doodled. Google will tell you if my labels are real creatures or just for funsies!

#TheDinosaurCompany #Tuesdoodles #TRex #Amargasaurus #Apatosaurus #Brachiosaur #Maroon #Dinosaur #DinoDoodles #Doodle

Photos from The Dinosaur Company's post 09/07/2021

Last week, we posted a great picture from @NorthTexasAerials who took an aerial shot of our factory while a dinosaur was being washed outside. George Bone used that as inspiration, and posted these wonderful shots of a miniature Dinosaur Company that he built on his model railroad! We love these pictures!

#TheDinosaurCompany #Dinosaur #NorthTexasAerials #Miniature #model #modeltrain #miniaturespainting

09/07/2021

Our next FREE story time is on 9/14 & 9/16! Due to increased popularity, we will be reading the same story on both dates so that more people have an opportunity to attend! Pre-registration is required for our FREE event. Register at www.thedinosaurcompany.shop to reserve your spot today!

#TheDinosaurCompany #Dinosaur #DFWevents #Storytime #DFWchild #DFW #DFWthingstodo

Our next FREE story time is on 9/14 & 9/16! Due to increased popularity, we will be reading the same story on both dates so that more people have an opportunity to attend! Pre-registration is required for our FREE event. Register at www.thedinosaurcompany.shop to reserve your spot today!

#TheDinosaurCompany #Dinosaur #DFWevents #Storytime #DFWchild #DFW #DFWthingstodo

Come take a behind-the-scenes tour!

For the past 16 years, The Dinosaur Company has been partnering with zoos, museums, and other educational organizations to host animatronic exhibits for the public. We work with themes of conservation and educated our audience about the prehistoric. We do what we do to inspire. Starting June 1st, 2019, we begin our journey to become a more community-inclusive company. Our partnerships have helped us become who we are today, and we want the opportunity to share our passion with you.

Our standard tour is available by appointment on Saturdays and Sundays. We host tours every hour for a group of up to 10 people. You can book yourself and/or your group online here: http://www.billingsproductions.com/book-facility-tours-events/

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420 Century Parkway
Allen, TX
75013

General information

At Billings Productions, our aim is to encourage discovery and create awareness of prehistoric life in both young and old by making learning fun and entertaining. Zoos are the Company's biggest clients as temporary dinosaur exhibits nationwide are increasing visitor numbers and complementing the zoos' permanent animal exhibits. Dinosaur exhibits provides zoos with a vivid way to discuss the need for conservation of the world's wildlife and they do so by creating a fun and educational environment for the whole family. We firmly believe that if our clients succeed, we succeed. We are therefore committed to working closely with each client to understand their needs so as to deliver products to meet their objective. Beyond technical improvements, we are constantly finding new ways to create and maintain interest in the prehistoric past by building new dinosaurs and incorporating exciting ideas to help our clients make each new show better than their last.

Opening Hours

Monday 9am - 4:30pm
Tuesday 9am - 4:30pm
Wednesday 9am - 4:30pm
Thursday 9am - 4:30pm
Friday 9am - 4:30pm
Saturday 9am - 5pm
Sunday 9am - 5pm
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