DinoRoars Attraction

Jun. 1 - Sep. 2
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It's a summer of prehistoric proportions! From June 1 to  Sept. 2, take a self-guided safari around the Zoo to meet dinosaurs that move, roar and even spit water. Be sure to spot all six animatronic dinosaurs, from a baby stegosaurus to an enormous T. rex weighing more than 5,000 pounds and measuring nearly 40 feet long. This FREE attraction is open during regular Zoo hours.

See a map of the dinosaurs' locations around the Zoo.

Meet the Dinosaurs

  • The Tyrannosaurus rex lived in the late Cretaceous period. The intimidating T. rex had an incredibly strong jaw and teeth up to 12 inches long.
  • The quetzalcoatlus was alive in the late Cretaceous period. This fearsome flyer had a 30-foot wingspan!
  • The compsognathus lived during the late Jurassic period. This small and speedy dinosaur ran on two legs to chase down prey.
  • The parasaurolophus lived during the late Cretaceous period. Similar to modern birds and crocodilians, this dinosaur built a nest to incubate its eggs.
  • The stegosaurus lived during the late Jurassic period. This dinosaur's strong, spiked tail probably made for a powerful weapon.
  • The dilophosaurus lived during the early Jurassic period. The crest on this dino's head may have helped it appeal to potential mates.
Don't miss the other dino-mite happenings this summer, including the Erth's Dinosaur Zoo Live show. This thrilling, 30-minute theatrical performance guides families on a breathtaking tour that begins in pre-historic Australia, where they can observe, meet and interact with an eye-popping collection of lifelike dinosaurs. Buy tickets now.

DinoRoars Sensory Tips

This temporary exhibit features animatronic (moving) dinosaurs at six locations along the Zoo's main pathway, Olmsted Walk. Dinosaurs are located between parking lot B and Think Tank. See the DinoRoars map for details.

Visual Stimuli

DinoRoars features large animatronic (moving) dinosaurs. The largest dinosaur is a 13-foot-tall and 39-foot-long T-Rex, stationed by the entrance to the Great Ape House.

Auditory Stimuli

The animatronic dinosaurs routinely roar or make other loud noises.

Physical Stimuli

The dinosaur located at Gibbon Ridge spits a spray of water every 8 seconds.


This temporary exhibit may draw large crowds, especially on weekends and when the weather is pleasant.