This Summer is Going to be Prehistoric

Plan your visit to the biggest, most realistic Dinosaur Safari ride in America. Travel back in time on our guided tour to learn about dinos of the past and animals of the present. We'll help you spot the connections between animals at the zoo and ancient dinosaurs. Spend some time at the dig site uncovering fossils, meeting a walking, roaring dino, and taking photos. The perfect prehistoric day.


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Dinosaurs Rock

Grizzly Corner

Dinosaurs Rock®!

Experience life-size dino fossils at this pop-up exhibit and don’t miss the Fossil Adventure Show with dinosaur expert Neil Brown.

Dates June 22 – June 30

Exhibit hours 11 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Show times 1 & 2:30 p.m.

Birds in Flight

Astor Court

Birds in Flight

Birds are Modern Dinosaurs! Meet and mingle with birds up close, including macaws, vultures, and owls.

Dates July 23 – 31

Show times 11:30 & 2 p.m. (weekdays)

11:30 a.m, 1:30 p.m., 3:30 p.m. (weekends)

Lego Dinosaur Week

Dancing Crane Pavilion

LEGOLAND® Dinosaur Week*

Join LEGOLAND® Discovery Center Westchester's Master Model Builder as he leads hands on dinosaur and LEGO® mosaic build activities!

Dates August 24 – September 2

Exhibit hours 11 a.m. – 3 p.m.

Celebrate International Dinosaur Day

Help us make it the biggest dino weekend yet with free events and programming on Astor Court.

Become your Inner Dinosaur!


Become your Inner Dinosaur!

June 1 - 2, 2019

Take our quiz to get your inner dinosaur and then dress up like it for a weekend of fun.

Amazing Adaptations: The Dinosaur Adventure


Dinosaur Mask Making

June 1 - 2, 2019 • 11:00 am - 3:00 pm

Create your own dinosaur mask to wear in our dinosaur parade.

Dinosaur Parade


Dinosaurs Parade

June 1 - 2, 2019 • 11:30 am, 1:30 pm & 3:30 pm

Come dressed to impress and join us on a parade through the zoo.

Spellasaurus Finals

School Groups

Spellasaurus Finals

June 1, 2019 • 12:00 pm

Finalists from the area will put their dino knowledge to the test during this dino-themed spelling contest.

Amazing Adaptations: The Dinosaur Adventure


Amazing Adaptations: The Dinosaur Adventure

June 1, 2019 • 11:00 am & 3:00 pm

June 2, 2019 • 11:00 am, 12:30 pm, 2:00 pm & 3:00 pm

Wildlife Theater presents the story of two heroes, Cope and Marsh, as they find out the truth about animal adaptations.

Exclusive Access for Members

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Walk with Dinosaurs

Early Morning Access

Walk with Dinosaurs*

On weekend mornings through August, join us for an early morning exclusive experience and stroll through Dinosaur Safari - it's a chance to get up close and personal with some amazing life-size prehistoric creatures.

Saturdays & Sundays** May–August • 9am–10am

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*For PLUS, Premium and Conservation level memberships only.
**Excludes Sat, June 1 & Sun, June 2.

Dinosaur Safari Ride

Special Discount

Dinosaur Safari Ride

Receive a discount* on Dinosaur Safari tickets starting April 19.

Dates April 19 – November 3

Exhibit hours 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. (weekdays)

10:30 a.m. – 5:30 p.m. (weekends)

*Discounted Dinosaur Safari Ride tickets are valid for WCS Members only and a valid membership ID must be shown when visiting the attraction. Conservation levels and above receive free access to our Dinosaur Safari Ride. Ticket does not include zoo admission. Guests must have a valid WCS Membership or separate admission ticket in order to enter the Bronx Zoo. Purchasing tickets in advance does not reserve a time slot. Valid for one-time use through November 3, 2019.

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Frequently Asked questions

We're excited to see you at Dinosaur Safari! Before you visit, please read through the FAQs. See you soon.

Is this included in my zoo ticket or WCS Membership?

Dinosaur Safari ride is a temporary exhibit and tickets are required.

Ride is included in Total Experience tickets. Individual ride tickets are also available for purchase at the Dinosaur boarding area ($6 per person)

WCS Members: Discount ride tickets for WCS Members ($4 per person). Member discount available for the quantity of guests covered on the membership. Free for Conservation Supporter level and above.

Is there an age limit?

All are welcome. Guests ages 3 and up must have tickets.

Is this ride scary?

We do not intend this to be a scary experience. However, some elements may be surprising to young children. The ride includes extremely large (life-size) animatronic figures, loud animal sounds, and occasional unexpected jolts. There are some mildly graphic scenes, such as a realistic portrayal of predator behavior- including a dinosaur carcass.

Is this ride wheelchair accessible?

Yes. A wheelchair lift is available for transfer onto the wagons. Manual wheelchairs and small electric wheelchairs can be loaded onto the lift for the wagon (max 600 lbs). Guests with mobility concerns can also utilize the lift as alternative to stairs and transfer onto a wagon bench. Please speak to zoo staff at the Dinosaur Safari ticket booth for assistance when you arrive at the boarding area.

Can I take pictures?

Yes! Guests must remain seated at all times. Be sure to hang onto your camera or phone, as items dropped from the wagon will not be able to be retrieved until the end of the day. Be sure to tag us #BronxZoo

Does the ride run in the rain?

We will run in most weather. The ride may close during severe weather such a lightening or thunder. Current exhibit and attraction status can be checked throughout the day on our mobile-friendly site:

What is the ride vehicle?

Guests will be riding in an open-top wagon. Loading onto the wagon is up a short set of stairs - please hold onto the railing as you climb. Seating is on continuous benches around the sides, and a row up the center, of the wagon.

Guests must stay seated at all times, and keep arms, legs and all belongings secured inside the vehicle. Children must be seated safely and cannot kneel or stand on the benches.

Are these dinosaurs "life size"? Do they make noise?

Yes! Our dinosaurs are life size, are animatronic, and will move and make noise throughout the experience.

Is there food there?

Snacks and souvenir carts are available at the Field Site zone, at the end of the ride.

Are there bathrooms close by?

We recommend using a restroom prior to heading over to the Dinosaur Safari ride. There are no restrooms in the immediate area.

The nearest restrooms are at Madagascar! exhibit or near Tiger Mountain. Check your zoo map, or use our mobile-friendly site to locate restrooms.

When is the ride open?

The ride is open during regular zoo hours. April 19 – Nov 3: Weekdays, 10am – 5:00pm; Weekends 10:30am – 5:30pm.

Availability is subject to weather, capacity, mechanical issues or other unforeseen circumstances.

Where is the ride?

Dinosaur Safari ride loading is at Fountain Circle, in the north side of the park near Astor Court. The ride goes around a back area of the zoo and end at the Field Site zone, adjacent to Fordham Road gate.

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