Make Your Day 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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Dinos After Hours

Dinos After Hours

Register for this exclusive after-hours program featuring a visit to Dinosaur Safari, an animal encounter, and more!

Dates August 29, September 7, and November 2

Hours 5 — 7 p.m.

Price $35 Members; $45 Non-Members

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Dinosaur Safari: Animal Adventure

Dinosaur Safari: Animal Adventure

Enjoy VIP wagon loading to Dinosaur Safari before meeting some "modern-day dinos" during one of our up-close animal experiences.

Price $59.95 per person

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Lego Dinosaur Week

Dancing Crane Pavilion

LEGOLAND® Discovery Center Westchester 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.

Exclusive Access for Members

As a WCS Member enjoy unique Dinosaur Safari benefits, check them out below.

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Walk with Dinosaurs

September Surprise


Calling all Premium and Plus* Members: ride Dinosaur Safari for free September 5 through 30! This is a great excuse to travel back back in time if you’ve already been, or the perfect opportunity for your first ride.

Dates September 5- 30

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

10:30 a.m. – 5:30 p.m. (weekends)

*Free Dinosaur Safari ride offer applies to PLUS and Premium members only – discounted tickets are available for all other levels. Conservation Supporter levels and above receive free access any day. Not applicable towards prior purchases; no cash back or credit will be issued. Free Dinosaur Safari ride offer ends 9/30/19. Members will need to have their membership card and photo ID in order to access their benefits.

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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