Dinosaurs Alive! | Adelaide Zoo | 26 Dec 2016 – 5 Feb 2017


Dinosaurs Alive! at Adelaide Zoo. Extended until Sunday 5 February 2017!

Come and see them before they go extinct… again!

Back by popular demand, the dinosaurs will be roaring into the zoo. Dinosaurs Alive will give budding paleontologists the opportunity to walk alongside seven life-size and life-like roaring, snarling and moving animatronic dinosaurs.

It’s an event 65 million years in the making. From Boxing Day, Adelaide Zoo is travelling back in time to when dinosaurs roamed the earth. These school holidays, take a prehistoric journey into the Jurassic realm and meet the Zoo’s newest but most ancient residents.

Ever wanted to measure up to a T. Rex, come face-to-face with a Spinosauras or take a selfie with an Apatosaurus?

Learn about these fascinating and gigantic creatures and their similarities to some of your favourite zoo residents.

You will also find out about Adelaide Zoo’s work as a conservation charity saving their modern-day ancestors from going the way of the dinosaurs.

Read the 2016 Play & Go review of Dinosaurs Alive! 


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Download the new Adelaide Zoo app and bring the dinosaurs to life

Visitors to the zoo can also download the free Adelaide Zoo app from iTunes or Google Play and access their special Dinosaurs Alive interactive trail, which will bring the dinosaurs to life with lots of fun facts and information.

Plus, there are lots of new members of their wild family waiting to meet you, including the adorable baby Hamadryas Baboon and tiny Golden Lion Tamarin youngster. With all of this fun included in the price of a general admission ticket or membership, there’s no better time to visit Adelaide Zoo. Don’t miss this dino-mite immersive experience!

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School Holiday Fun at Adelaide Zoo

There’s even more packed in to both Adelaide and Monarto Zoo’s fun-filled schedules over the school break to keep little and big people alike busy, with free Meet the Keeper presentations and some great prizes up for grabs.

What’s on in Adelaide these school holidays? 

Win a Chameleon Encounter at Adelaide Zoo

Adelaide Zoo is running a Colouring in competition – share the post from Adelaide Zoo’s facebook page: Download the Dinosaur colouring in sheet and drop it off at Adelaide Zoo for your chance to win a Chameleon encounter.

Selfie competition

Adelaide Zoo is running a selfie competition – share the post from Adelaide Zoo’s Facebook page: Take a selfie with the Dinosaurs and share the photo with #AdelaideZoo for your chance to win a Giant Tortoise encounter.


Visit the Shop-a-Saurus Dinosaur shop at Adelaide Zoo to purchase adventurous Dinosaur plush toys, games and other retail items.

Nature’s Playground

Take a walk on the wild side and experience Adelaide Zoo’s new Nature’s Playground. Have fun with nature inspired play equipment suitable for all abilities.

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Adelaide Zoo vacation care

Adelaide Zoo’s vacation care program, ZOOcation, is also in full swing, giving kids an opportunity to spend the day at the zoo visiting all their favourite animal friends under the care of qualified conservation educators.


For more information and all enquiries please visit the Adelaide Zoo Facebook page or Dinosaurs Alive! webpage

What: Dinosaurs Alive!

When: Monday 26 December 2016 – Sunday 5 February 2017 | Adelaide and Monarto Zoo are open every day from 9.30am – 5pm.

Where: Adelaide Zoo

Who: budding palaeontologists and their parents/caregivers

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 from Adelaide Zoo. 

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