Dinosaurs in Darkness: The Hatching

October 7-29, 2022

Fridays and Saturdays, 7-10pm

Join us after hours for our first-ever Halloween nighttime event! Bronx Zoo Dinosaur Safari transforms into a thrilling and scary nighttime experience on Friday and Saturday evenings October 7-29! A rare dinosaur egg, found intact after 66 Million Years, is set to hatch this Halloween at the Bronx Zoo. What could possibly go wrong?

You’ve enjoyed Bronx Zoo Dinosaur Safari, but Dinosaurs in Darkness: The Hatching is a thrilling nighttime Halloween walk-through experience that gets you up close with prehistoric creatures in a whole new way!

Get ready for a thrilling night of surprises, scares, and dinos!

You’ll also enjoy delicious food and drinks from local food trucks offering a diverse variety of appetizing fare.


Policies & Regulations

  • Visitors age 17 and under must be accompanied by an adult chaperone (age 18+).
  • You are only permitted to attend the event for the time slot you purchased.
  • This ticket does not provide daytime entry to the zoo. If tickets were purchased for a daytime visit, all guests must exit by park closing time, then enter for Dinosaurs in Darkness at the time slot purchased.
  • Ticket (printed or digital) must be presented for entry. Each ticket scan is unique. If you are not arriving with all guests in your order, be sure each person has their tickets in advance. There is no will call or ticket holding window available.
  • Event entry is only via Bronx River Gate, GPS coordinates 40.853964, -73.872057 (No entry at Southern Boulevard, Fordham Road or Asia Gate)
  • All guests must abide by the park rules in effect in October, 2022. When changes happen, we make every effort to align our website and park signage with updates. Always check before you arrive for the most up-to-date information. bronxzoo.com/rules bronxzoo.com/planahead
  • Bags may be subject to search prior to entry. Firearms, pocket knives or any weapons, fireworks, drugs and outside food or drinks are not permitted.
  • Disorderly conduct will result in your immediate removal from the park. This includes, but is not limited to, trespassing into restricted areas; touching actors or staff.
  • There are no animal exhibits open during Dinosaurs in Darkness
  • No re-entry. If you leave the event for any reason, you will be unable to return
  • The Bronx Zoo is a smoke free environment. All smoking, including e-cigarettes and vaping devices, is prohibited.
  • Some areas may include intense audio, UV lighting, extremely low visibility, strobe lights and/or special effects. It is not recommended for guests who are claustrophobic, pregnant, are prone to seizures, or have heart and/or respiratory problems.
  • Be green and use mass transit! Refer to the Dinosaurs in Darkness FAQ page for transit suggestions. But if you do drive, parking is not included in the ticket. Zoo parking for this event is $10. Parking is free for one car for Membership levels that include Bronx Zoo parking as a benefit. A valid membership card and photo ID must be presented at the time of entry. Please note, Bronx River Parking lot is pay-on-exit system at the Bronx River entrance of the Bronx Zoo. Simply put, this method of parking works in three steps:
    1. Pull a ticket on entry
    2. Park & enjoy your visit
    3. Stop by a Parking Pay Station before getting back in your car (cash or credit cards accepted). Present the validated ticket at the exiting arm.
  • Your safety is our priority. Our First Aid station will be open and NYPD will be present throughout the evening.
  • Please be advised that this event is being photographed, filmed, videotaped or otherwise recorded for future use. WCS has the non-exclusive right to record your likeness while participating in the event and to use your likeness in all media worldwide in perpetuity, without remuneration, for WCS's institutional, educational and promotional purposes.
  • ACCESSIBILITY: Route is wheelchair accessible. Please contact us in advance if someone in your reservation needs assistance or accommodations for accessibility, so we can help support the best experience. Send email to guestrelations@wcs.org with subject “Dinosaurs in Darkness ACCESS INQUIRY”. Note: Only working service dogs permitted, in accordance with the ADA. For complete details, go to bronxzoo.com/servicedogs
  • TICKETS ARE FINAL SALE. NO REFUNDS or rescheduling. Event operates rain or shine. Not for Resale.

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