Please note: Saturday, August 18: In preparation for our annual beer-tasting event, Brew at the Zoo, FPZ will close at 1:00 p.m. Admission tickets will be sold through 12:30 p.m.


Prehistoric Dino Day

Franklin Park Zoo

Saturday, September 1, 10:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.

Please note: Admission to Destination Dino is required for this event

We’re going out with a big bang, as Destination Dino comes to an end. Join us for dinosaur facts, crafts and more as we celebrate all things prehistoric! Don’t miss your chance to hear from zookeepers, as they highlight a few of the Zoo’s animals that may even be related to our dino friends.

At Destination Dino, you’ll come face-to-face with colossal creatures from the past, from the towering Tyrannosaurus Rex to the emu-like Citipati. Nestled within a winding, wooded pathway, these roaring, life-like animatronic dinosaurs will thrill visitors of all ages. Be sure to visit the Dino Dig, where budding paleontologists can flex their fossil-finding muscles. Destination Dino closes September 3.

Purchase Destination Dino Experience Tickets