Animatronic, roaring dinosaurs are heading back to Victorian Zoos for a limited time only. Dinos at the Zoo will feature new beasts, new adventures and new play areas that will delight dinosaur lovers of all ages.

Dinos at the Zoo will be on until 12 July 2020. Due to COVID-19 restrictions, all zoo visitors and members must book their tickets online in advance.

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Dino Lab – Melbourne Zoo 

Welcome to Jurassic Parkville where towering life-sized animatronic dinosaurs have arrived at Melbourne Zoo for the first time. Spectacular, moving mega-beasts – including an enormous Tyrannosaurus Rex – take over the Zoo’s newly-landscaped Dino Lab, which also features baby dinosaurs and a Dino nest perfect for humans needing a nap…or a photo opportunity.

There is also an Incubation Station with a breeding program in full swing, a Dino Dig where children can excavate fossils, and daily activities at the Zoo’s Dino Field Research Station. Special swipe cards give access to amazing dino facts and information about how dinosaurs are linked to some of today’s endangered species. 

Date: on until Sunday 12 July 2020
Time: 9am–5pm
Location: Dinosaur Trail (opposite Lemurs), Melbourne Zoo
Price: Adult $38, Child (4-15 years) $19, Child Concession (4-15 years) $5, free admission for children under 16 on weekends, Victorian Government School Holidays and Victorian Public /Holidays. 
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Zoorassic – Werribee Open Range Zoo

Werribee Open Range Zoo’s prehistoric journey through the Dinosaur River Trail is back bigger than ever before, offering a close-up experience with life-sized animatronic dinosaurs. Get reacquainted with the jaw-dropping Tyrannosaurus Rex and nine-metre tall Argentinosaurus.

This year there’s also new Dino pals including the three-horned Triceratops. Zoo members and visitors can get their hands dirty to help research these mysterious creatures, become a palaeontologist for a day in the giant dig pits, and find out how they can save a surprisingly similar species from extinction. 

Date: on until Sunday 12 July 2020
Time: 9am–4pm
Location: Werribee River Trail, Werribee Open Range Zoo
Price: Price: Adult $38, Child (4-15 years) $19, Child Concession (4-15 years) $5, free admission for children under 16 on weekends, Victorian Government School Holidays and Victorian Public /Holidays. 
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Lost Sanctuary – Healesville Sanctuary

You’ve never seen the Sanctuary like this: head to Healesville and discover massive survivors from the deep past roaming among the gum trees. Explorers (big and little) can hunt down more than 30 prehistoric beasts, including a T-Rex, woolly mammoths and ancient birds.

Make a day of it and experience Healesville’s lush Lost Sanctuary, get down and dirty in the Dino Dig, don a Dino costume and let your inner beast out, and meet the keepers caring for the mega-beasts. You can top off your adventure with food and refreshments from the on-site pop-up cafe. 

Date: on until Sunday 12 July 2020
Time: 9.30am–4.30pm
Location: Lost Sanctuary, Healesville Sanctuary
Price: Adult $38, Child (4-15 years) $19, Child Concession (4-15 years) $5, free admission for children under 16 on weekends, Victorian Government School Holidays and Victorian Public /Holidays. 
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Kiddiehood

We try our best to provide accurate information on kid-friendly events around Victoria, but we do recommend that parents check details directly to confirm dates, times, prices as some details may be subject to change.

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