Dinosaurs in the Desert
A Prehistoric Journey Like No Other…
They’re coming! This fall, 23 prehistoric creatures will descend onto the Zoo’s Desert Lives Trail. This will be an unforgettable self-guided expedition into the land of the lost you won’t want to miss.
April 12, 2017 – A citipati measuring nearly six-feet tall looms in the shade next to the greater flamingo exhibit. This dino has been custom painted to resemble the Chiricahua leopard frog – a true conservation success story at the Phoenix Zoo.
See the citipati and all your favorite animals during regular Zoo hours Monday – Friday | 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Since nobody knows for sure how dinosaurs were colored or patterned, we are calling upon all young artists to show us what they think. In anticipation of this world-class exhibit coming to the Zoo, we are hosting a “Design-o-Saur” coloring contest. Two lucky winners will each have their design painted on a stegosaurus in the new exhibit!