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May 22 - Sept. 7


Forty lifelike animatronic dinosaurs that snarl and move – and some that spit – have taken up residence at the Detroit Zoo to provide a mega-dose of Vitamin Z for visitors of all ages. Dinosauria, presented by Kroger and Michigan Education Savings Program, runs through Labor Day.

Enter a veritable “Zoorassic Park” as you travel back in time along a lush, winding, 5-acre DinoTrail recreating prehistoric life. Enormous primeval creatures lurk at every turn, including adult dinosaurs, youngsters and even a nest with eggs and hatchlings.

Dinosauria is open daily 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. (until 8 p.m. Wednesdays during July and August). Tickets are $5 with Zoo admission for visitors ages 2 and older and are available at main admissions, or the Dinosauria ticket booth.




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Get the Dinosauria Augmented Reality App


Step 1 - Download
STEP 1 - Download the App (before you arrive is best)

Download the DinosaurCo app at the links below. You can download it via our free wi-fi at the Detroit Zoo - but it will take 5-7 minutes, so it is faster to do it before you arrive.



Step 2 - Open and Point Camera
STEP 2 - Point Camera at Blue and Green Dino Signs

When you arrive at Dinosauria, open the DinosaurCo app and select 'Detroit Zoo' from the opening screen drop-down. Look for the signs all throughout the Dinosauria exhibit and point your camera phone at them.


Step 3 - Enjoy Interactive Dinos
STEP 3 - Interact with the Dinosaurs on Your Screen

The dinosaurs come to life!  View the virtual dinosaurs and learn more about them. You earn a badge if you are able to scan all the signs at Dinosauria.


If you have questions about Dinosauria, please contact us at [email protected].