Dinosaurs in the Desert

The Comeback Tour!

They’re baaack! And this time… they’ve brought friends… Journey back in time at the Phoenix Zoo! Immerse yourself in a world where colossal dinosaurs and other ancient beasts dominate the landscape in this not-to-be missed prehistoric experience. All new creatures include Giganotosaurus, saber-toothed cat, sea scorpion, terror bird and more.

Event Details

Dates:

Now – April 30, 2023

Price:

Included with general Phoenix Zoo admission!

FREE for Phoenix Zoo Members!

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Activities, Photos, Shopping

Check out these roar-some dino-mite experiences, plus grab some Dino Beer, Dino Dogs, Dinosaur Gummies and more!

Self-Guided Tour

Interactive Fossil Dig

Dino-themed Photo Op

Dino Merch &
Dino Snacks!

meet the band

These “glamour” photos are simply artist renditions of the more than two dozen creatures in our exhibit… swing by the Zoo to see the enormous animatronic beasts in person! Click here to see what they looked like in 2017!

tyrannosaurus rex

Titanoboa

Giganotosaurus

troodon

Allosaurus

Suchomimus
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Smilodon

Compsognathus

Megalania

Pachycephalosaurus

parasaurolophus

titanis

kentrosaurus

Euoplocephalus

Arctotherium

Deinonychus

Jaekelopterus

Dimetrodon

videos

We’ll have fun, educational, unique and exclusive content about dinosaurs throughout the entire exhibit!

Sensory Friendly Options

On the 9th of each month, November through April, the Zoo will host sensory friendly hours at Dinosaurs in the Desert.  

Details

-November 9, December 9, January 9, February 9, March 9, April 9 from 8 – 11 a.m.

-All dinosaur movement will be turned off.

-All dinosaur sound will be turned off.

-All music at the entry of Dinosaurs in the Desert will be turned off.

To prepare for your visit, please view the Social Story below.

2017 gallery

Dinosaurs in the Desert will be an entirely new exhibition this year, but it first came to the Phoenix Zoo in 2017. It was a massive hit with guests, and we were proud to connect with millions of dinosaur fans throughout the world. Check out a few photos from 2017 below, courtesy of Dave Seibert.

Dino

Sponsor a Dino

Align your brand with this unique and exciting exhibit! For more information, contact Valerie Burgad at vburgad@phoenixzoo.org or 602.286.3851.

 

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