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Date

Jul 15 2024 - Nov 10 2024

DINO ADVENTURES

JULY 15 - NOVEMBER 10

INCLUDED WITH DAILY ZOO ADMISSION 

Something BIG is coming to John Ball Zoo! That roar you hear in the distance may sound a little different than the lion or tiger you normally hear during your visit. It’s a dinosaur! Over 20 life-size replica robotic dinosaurs are trampling into the Zoo. Embark on a dino safari through the Zoo’s Forest Realm and learn about the dinosaurs that once roamed the Earth. 


Join as we journey through the ages, uncovering how the traits of prehistoric dinosaurs have influenced the animals we see today. Hiding in the forest, encounter a Velociraptor, a Triceratops, and even a T-Rex! These large and scientifically accurate dinosaurs display real behaviors, such as mothering, feeding, preying, and more. Interactive elements like a fossil dig pit and T-Rex photo op will engage guests by providing a hands on experience. 

Through this interactive exhibit we’ll come together to celebrate our living world and significance of conservation. During Dino Adventures, John Ball Zoo will aim to foster a deeper appreciation for the natural world, its history, and the urgent need for conservation efforts to protect both living species and those yet to come. 

DINO ADVENTURE FAQS

Dino Adventures allows you to walk among the dinosaurs in the Forest Realm of John Ball Zoo. It will feel as though you have gone back in time to experience this prehistoric adventure!

Both! These are life size replica robotic dinosaurs that can move and make noise. 

Dino Adventures is included with the cost of a daily Zoo ticket!

Yes! All children 2 years old and under are FREE! Children ages 3 and up will require a ticket.

The Museums for All program is applicable for daily admission days.

We highly recommend purchasing daily tickets online ahead of time to speed up the entry process.

John Ball Zoo will operate rain or shine, so we do not offer refunds for any tickets purchased. If necessary, we can move those tickets to an alternate date. In order to do that, please email [email protected], provide the Booking ID that is on your tickets and the alternate date you would like to move to.

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