Experience the wonder of 4-D at the Phoenix Zoo’s new 4-D Theater, the first of its kind in the Valley! Each show will make you feel fully immersed in a truly magical way utilizing smells, water, wind and other various in theater effects.

Show Times: 

April – May 2018 Hours
9:20 a.m. – Last show starts at 4:40 p.m.
Shows run every 20 minutes and last approximately 10 – 15 minutes.

Ticket Information:

A 4-D Theater ticket is included in the Zoo’s Total Experience Ticket and Value Ticket packages, or can be purchased individually.  Total Experience and Value Ticket passes are one visit per person. Visit our Hours & Rates page for more information on ticket packages.

Individual Tickets:
$4 Members
$5 General
Children 2 and under are free. Children under 7 years must be accompanied by a paying adult.

Coming Soon!
(Limited Engagement for May 2018)

Thomas & Friends 4-D: Bubbling Boilers

In his pursuit of being Really Useful for a big celebration on Sodor, Thomas is covered in a mysterious oily liquid. He is in too much of a hurry to be cleaned and soon he’s slipping wildly out of control. When he crashes into an old mine, Thomas is in for the ride of his life! Join Thomas & Friends in this thrilling 4-D adventure.

© 2018 Gullane (Thomas) Limited.

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Now Showing


Ice Age: Dawn of the Dinosaurs – The 4-D Experience

Get ready for an adventure of mammoth proportions – Ice Age: Dawn of the Dinosaurs – The 4-D Experience! Our favorite sub-zero heroes, Manny, Ellie and Diego venture into a mysterious underground world after Sid the Sloth stumbles across three abandoned eggs and decides to raise the baby dinosaurs as his own. Once the eggs hatch, the adventure begins in the lost world of the dinosaurs! Featured in eye-popping 3-D with an all-star voice cast, including Ray Romano, John Leguizamo, Denis Leary and Queen Latifah*, Ice Age: Dawn of the Dinosaurs – The 4-D Experience delivers more thrills, more chills, and more mammoth-sized laughs for everyone!

Sea Monsters: A Prehistoric Adventure 4D

82 million years ago may be known to many as the Age of Dinosaurs, but while they roamed the land, a whole other world of beasts existed in the submerged world. Go back in time to join one of these incredible sea monsters on her journey from the safety of life in the shallows to the center of the action in the most dangerous seas in history. Explore her breathtaking world – brought to you in photorealistic animation and stunning 4-D effects – as she and her fellow ferocious underwater creatures swim and slink their way through life while trying to escape their predators and win the epic fight for survival.
© 2007 NGHT, Inc.

Dino Island 4D

When volcanoes begin erupting on Dino Island, it is up to the Earth Science Team to save all of the dinosaurs – including the only remaining T-Rex in the world! Are you brave enough to join this rescue mission? Race against time to protect yourself and these endangered creatures from fast-flowing lava, falling rocks and viscous whirlpools. Photorealistic 3-D animation and special effects turn this wild chase into an unforgettable adventure.
© 2018 SimEx-Iwerks Entertainment. All Rights Reserved.

Please note:

This 4-D Experience® could aggravate certain medical conditions. It involves special effects: loud noises, strobe and seats with a poke in the upper back, all coordinated with an action-packed film experience.

Experience is not recommended for guests with:

  • medical sensitivity to strobe lights
  • back, neck or similar physical conditions
  • sensitivity to loud sounds

Advisories:  A warning to parents, the Experience may be frightening for small children. Please supervise children at all times.