Dinosaurs Alive | Adelaide Zoo | 26 Dec 2013 – 2 Feb 2014


Dinosaurs Alive! 2013

It’s an event 65 million years in the making; from Boxing Day Adelaide Zoo is going back in time to when dinosaurs roamed the earth.

Meet T. Rex, triceratops, and the entire crew of roaring, snarling, moving dinosaurs!  Your ticket aboard the prehistoric express will include the opportunity to come face-to-face with nine life-like dinosaurs, a fossil pit for young archaeologists to dig for dino remains plus tons of dino themed one-of-a-kind activities.

Don’t miss this dino-rific immersive experience!

Editor’s note: Dinosaurs Alive! is back in 2016 – read more here

2013 Play & Go review of Dinosaurs Alive!

Here are some pics of what you can expect to see at Dinosaurs Alive! below.

The Play & Go kids all enjoyed seeing the dinosaurs up close. You can’t touch them but you can get pretty close.

There are plenty of educational facts on boards throughout the exhibition area which will interest older kids who can read, while parents of younger children may like to read to them.

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Heidi Dinosaur at Zoo photos collage 3

Just around the corner from the dinosaurs the kids can participate in some activities like fossil digging, puzzles and art.

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The Dinosaurs Alive exhibition is included in the normal admission fee to the Adelaide Zoo. Just follow the path to your left when you enter the Zoo, it’s just near the entrance after the turtles.

Click here for more information.  Normal Zoo entry fees apply.

Here are some of the other things happening at the Adelaide Zoo:

McDonald’s Zoomobile Presentations
Daily from 26 December 2013 to 27 January 2014 at 11:15am and 2pm in the Santos Conservation Centre or Kakadu Education Room. Listen for the daily PA announcements.

Suitable for all ages these presentations are a hands-on learning experience and a chance to get close to some of the zoo’s weird and wonderful creatures. Ask questions, contribute to discussion and make fascinating discoveries about our animals and their conservation.

Additional Zoo Keeper Talks and Animal Enrichment
Daily from 14 December 2013 to 27 January 2014

Dino Nites
Visit Adelaide Zoo Late

Don’t miss Dino Nites, Friday 10 and 17 January 2014, for the chance to embark on an evening prehistoric journey back in time. The entire zoo will remain open until 8pm, so bring the family down to see the animatronic dinosaurs and interactive Dino Pit along with all of your favourite zoo residents. Come for the day but stay for the evening and take advantage of Adelaide’s balmy summer nights at the zoo!

See the Adelaide Zoo website here for information.


Dino Snores Wild Nights
Sleepover at the zoo!

Saturday 11 January ONLY
Looking for an extra special dino-rrific experience? Dino Snores give families an exciting overnight experience at the zoo and the chance to enter the dino-den for a thrilling night-time adventure with our animatronic dinosaurs.

Stay in tented accommodation on the Westpac Envirodome rooftop garden overlooking Adelaide Zoo. Your totally wild overnight dino experience includes:

  •     Get up close to zoo residents in an animal encounter and meet the zoo keepers
  •     Enjoy drinks and meal in the zoo after hours
  •     Explore the dino-den and Dino Pit for a thrilling night-time experience with the dinosaurs
  •     Enjoy a continental breakfast amongst the morning sounds of the zoo
  •     Feed the meerkats their breakfast
  •     Access a free Panda and Friends Tour valued at $130.00 per person
  •     Take advantage of Adelaide Zoo for the remainder of the second day at no additional charge.

Participants need to bring their own pillow and sleeping bag. Camping mattresses are provided. Groups no larger than 20 people.

Read more about it on the Adelaide Zoo website here.

Thanks so much to our lovely friend Heidi Vincent for most of the photos above.

What:  Dinosaurs Alive

When:  26 December 2013 to 2 February 2014 | Daily from 9:45am to 4:45pm

Where:  Adelaide Zoo | Frome Road, Adelaide

Who:  All Ages

At Play & Go Adelaide we make every effort to provide accurate information to the best of our knowledge at the time of publication. We recommend confirming times, dates and details directly before making any plans as details may be subject to change.

Images are by Play & Go and Heidi Vincent

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