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.


Destination Dino


Open May 26 – September 3
Weekdays, 10:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Weekends, 10:00 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.

Purchase Destination Dino Experience Tickets

Buy Destination Dino Experience tickets online and save 15% off gate prices!
Experience tickets include admission to Franklin Park Zoo as well as admission to Destination Dino!
• Online price: Adult: $21.95 | Senior (65+): $19.95 | Child (ages 2-12): $16.95 | Under 2: Free
• Member price for Destination Dino is $4 per person. Tickets may be purchased at the Admissions booth.

TDinodilphosauruswebake a prehistoric journey through time in Franklin Park Zoo’s all-new immersive experience, 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.

Join us on "Dino Fridays" from June 8 - August 31 for activities like fossil hunting and dino footprint crafts! 11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.

August 17 & 18:
Meet Dr. Dino at the Zoo! On Friday, this dinosaur expert will be here to teach us all about the residents of Destination Dino from 11:00 - 1:00 p.m. On Saturday, the doctor will join our Dine with the Dinos breakfast (pre-registration required), and raise a glass at our annual beer-tasting event, Brew at the Zoo.

More Dino-mite Offerings!

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Discover more of the roar in our new dinosaur-themed educational opportunities:

• "Dine with the Dinos" Breakfasts
Overnight Program, "Dinosaurs After Dark"
Education Programs: "Dinosaur Discovery, " Grades K-6 and "Dinosaur Extinction & Conservation," Grades 7-12

Birthdaybow BoxDino-riffic Birthday Packages

Celebrate your next birthday in a colossal way with all-new "Dino-riffic" birthday packages!

View Birthday Package Options

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Purchase a Special Edition Triceratops zoodopt plush, and you'll be supporting the care and feeding of the Zoos' animals. That's a dino-riffic deal!

Zoodopt Today!