The Phoenix Zoo’s dinosaurs are going extinct! Join us for games, dinosaur activities and more!

All activities are included with Zoo and Dinosaurs in the Desert admission.


Alec Posta 

LEGOLAND Discovery Center’s Master Model Builder Alec Posta! Visit Alec at the end of the exhibit’s trail, where kids can take a look at dino LEGO builds and build their own creations!

Jay Fotos – Artist 

Learn to draw dinosaurs with artist Jay Fotos, a multi award-winning comic book veteran who has worked professionally in the industry for nearly two decades on hundreds of projects including “Spawn,” “Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles,” and “Mars Attacks.

Susan Stolz – Local Author

Susan R. Stoltz has published numerous works and currently spends most of her time writing children’s books. Represented by Pygmy Giraffe Publishing, Susan will be showcasing her most recent release: X-RAY Dinosaurs and Other Prehistoric Creatures! Check out her collection of Glow-In-the-Dark fossil T-shirts available in sizes from toddlers to adults.

Jurassic Park Motor Pool – Desert Raptor Division

Desert Raptor Division is a fan group based in Phoenix Arizona, with members throughout the State who own and build replica vehicles from the Jurassic Park books and movies.

The goal and purpose is to share the love and passion that they have for dinosaurs and the study of paleontology with children and adults of all ages through visual display, and in some cases, educational material and/or Q&A opportunities while out in the field.

Indie Game Designer – Darren Stokes

Stokes will be on hand with his latest creation, DinoMight: Master the Might of Evolution. DinoMight is an epic card game for ages 10+ in which players design dinosaurs and use resources to adapt, hatch and survive to become the apex species. Don’t miss this chance to pick up a copy of the game and several collector’s cards exclusive to meeting the game’s creator. Younger visitors will enjoy coloring pages from the game’s stunning hand-drawn elements.

Dinosaurs in the Desert features 23 lifelike and animatronic dinosaurs, a fossil dig for kids, photo ops and much more.