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HOT: Dinos at the Zoo, Werribee Zoo

Dinosaur lovers, make sure you visit Werribee Open Range Zoo for a roar-some experience like no other!

Extinct creatures have been brought back to life for a limited time as part of Dinos at the Zoo, a self-guided walk-through dinosaur experience on the Werribee River Trail.

Families can see the dinosaurs as part of normal zoo entry and will run from 29 March – 14 July 2024. Don’t forget to book your tickets before visiting Werribee Zoo, in case the allocated tickets for the day run out.

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At Dinos at the Zoo, Werribee Zoo visitors can get up close to life-like, roaring and moving animatronic dinosaurs of all shapes and sizes.

Along the trail meet 14 life-size dinosaurs come to life. You’ll see a T-rex, Stegosaurus, Triceratops and more!

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The big dinosaurs are particularly impressive, reaching high up into the eucalyptus forest.

The dinosaurs don’t wake up until 10am each morning, so between 9 and 10am each day, the docile dinosaurs are sleeping peacefully, making it the perfect time for sound sensitive visitors.

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Within the trail, there are activities including sandpits where you can help dig out fossils with brushes and scoops.

Zoorassic Werribee Zoo

The trail runs as a loop and is fully accessible for prams and wheelchairs. The last part is an uphill climb but there is a separate accessible path to get back to the exit.

Dinos at the Zoo is very well sign-posted so you should be able to find it easily, but just in case it’s at the back of the Australian trail and you’ll need to go through several gates to enter.

The dinosaur experience is included in Werribee Open Range Zoo‘s general entry fee . Last entry to Dinos at the Zoo is 4pm each day.

Dinos at the Zoo

Dinosaurs are appearing at Zoos Victoria’s three properties: Melbourne Zoo, Werribee Open Range Zoo and Healesville Sanctuary. See them all before the creatures disappear (again)!

For even more fun, Dinos After Dark is an illuminated evening experience combining dinosaurs with all sorts of glow-in-the-dark fun. Like fire performances, face painting, fire pits for marshmallow roasting, a glow zone, dance floor and much more.

Tips for visiting Dinos at the Zoo

  • Dinos at the Zoo will run at all three Victoria Zoos from 29 March – 14 July 2024;
  • See the animatronic dinosaurs as part of normal zoo entry;
  • Don’t forget to book your tickets before visiting Werribee Zoo;
  • Some younger children might find it a bit scary, so parental guidance is key;
  • For children that may be scared, we recommend giving the dinosaurs names so they seem more friendly. Hello, Terry the T-Rex!
  • While the zoo is wheelchair and pram accessible, be aware that there is some uneven ground in the Dino experience;
  • Stop at Ranger Kids for indoor play, and Hippo Beach for a splash, while at Werribee Zoo.
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Check out more things to do at Werribee Zoo including Wild Encounters, Hippo Beach, Ranger Kids and Village Kids playground

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About Amy Gardner

Amy Gardner is a tourism communications consultant who loves epxloring Melbourne. As a new Mum she is passionate about local adventures and uncovering unique experiences of food, art, music and travel.

With a Bachelor of Business and over a decade of tourism industry experience, Amy has a strong passion for creating and promoting exceptional visitor experiences. On the side of her freelance digital marketing work, Amy has developed Seniors in Melbourne, Melbourne’s first travel website specifically targeting the senior demographic.

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