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.
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
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)
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!
June 1 - 2, 2019
Take our quiz to get your inner dinosaur and then dress up like it for a weekend of fun.
Dinosaur Mask Making
June 1 - 2, 2019 • 11:00 am - 3:00 pm
Create your own dinosaur mask to wear in our dinosaur 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.
June 1, 2019 • 12:00 pm
Finalists from the area will put their dino knowledge to the test during this dino-themed spelling contest.
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.
*For PLUS, Premium and Conservation level memberships only. **Excludes Sat, June 1 & Sun, June 2.
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.
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.
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.
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
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: BronxZoo.com/TODAY
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.
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.