Start Date22nd Apr 2023 End Date22nd Apr 2023

Enjoy a prehistoric family day out!

Take a step back in time with our Dino Discovery Day filled with all things prehistoric, including the chance meet and greet our dinosaur friends, and it’s all included in the cost of your admission! Discover extinct species from millions of years ago, from gigantic carnivores to the graceful herbivores.*

We will also have a range of DINO-MITE activities taking place throughout the day to find out more about the most dangerous creatures that once lived.

Passholders: This event is FREE for Zoo Passholders. Simply turn up on the day and bring with you your valid zoo pass to gain entry into the zoo.
Paying Visitors: Paying visitors are not required to pre-book tickets, however, we recommend all non-passholders to book their tickets online in advance to receive the best price on admission.

10am – 4pm
Dino Area near Sensation Station

Visit the dino area near Sensation Station to meet some of our pre-historic friends.

Viewing of our dinosaurs cannot be guaranteed. In the event of unforeseen circumstances or adverse weather conditions, the event may be relocated or cancelled without prior notice.
Under 16’s must be supervised by a responsible adult at all times.
This event is included in the cost of general admission or with a valid Zoo Pass.
Colchester Zoo reserves the right to make amends to this event without notice.
Standard entry terms and conditions apply.

IN WET WEATHER – this activity will move to the Kalahari Theatre
11am – 4.30pm
Crazy Sand Outlet near Meerkat Hangout

We will have special dinosaur-themed sand bottles available at the Crazy Sand outlet.

Small charge applies.
10am – 4pm
Education Centre

Enjoy additional dinosaur-themed activities and learn more at our touch table.
11am – 4.30pm
Face Painting Station near Penguini’s Restaurant

Transform into your favourite prehistoric creature and feel like you’re from the day of the dinosaurs!

Small charge applies.
Opening times weather dependent.
Outside Administration Office near Southern Kitchen

We will have special Inflatimals available at our Inflatimals outlet.

Small charge applies.
10.30am – 5pm
Discovery Den inside Elephant Kingdom building

Discover and learn all about extinct dinosaurs, including colouring in dinosaur sheets where you can watch them come to life on our Interactive Wall. Build volcanoes from sand and watch as it explodes across the sand pit.

Please be aware that all activities are subject to change.

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