Archive: Dinosauria Returns to the Detroit Zoo

May 20, 2022

ROYAL OAK, Mich., 

The Detroit Zoological Society (DZS) is offering guests a chance to step back in time — all the way back to the Mesozoic Era — this summer when they visit the Detroit Zoo.

Dinosauria, a special attraction offering recreations of prehistoric creatures along a winding, 3-acre trail, is back for the first time since 2018. The exhibit runs from May 28 to Sept. 5 and features several never-before-seen dinosaurs, as well as many fan favorites.

“We are excited to bring back our popular Dinosauria event for the summer season at the Detroit Zoo,” said Randi Hamilton, director of guest relations for the DZS. “There is sure to be something for everyone.”

The immersive experience will include fossil dig sites, a predator/prey experience and 29 life-like animatronic dinosaurs, including a 65-foot-long brachiosaurus. Dinosauria will also have Zoo Poo — useable compost made from herbivore waste — available for purchase at its prehistoric poo pile.

Entry to Dinosauria is $6 per person in addition to Zoo admission. Guests can also choose the Dino Total Experience for $13, which includes Dinosauria, admission to the 4-D Theater and a train or carousel ticket. Purchase tickets for Dinosauria at

For a limited time, guests can purchase a Detroit Zoo membership with a Dino Pass add-on for $45/membership, allowing them unlimited access to Dinosauria for everyone on their membership. Any existing membership can also be upgraded to receive this special deal. Guests looking to take advantage of this offer will want to act fast, as the price increases to $60 June 1. View membership options at

“We can’t wait to see you all here,” Hamilton said. “Dinosauria is sure to be a roarin’ good time.”

Dinosauria is presented by Michigan First Credit Union. Additional support is provided by Meijer, Consumers Energy, Buddy’s Pizza, IBEW Local 58, Great Start Oakland, Doetsch Environmental Services, Suburban Subaru of Troy and DTE.