For 100-days only, from April 6 to July 14, zoo visitors can get up close to life-like, roaring and moving dinosaurs of all shapes and sizes in three very different Zoos Victoria experiences.
Step through Melbourne Zoo’s quarantine zone and into Dino Park where you will see dinosaurs come to life. Get up close during this unique walkthrough experience with roving dinosaurs thanks to the creators at Erth Visual & Physical Inc. You might even be lucky enough to watch a Dino Keeper waking a dinosaur from their slumber.
Over at Werribee Open Range Zoo, take a self-guided walk with Dinosaurs along the new River Trail Zoorassic experience. Nine life-size dinosaurs come to life through animatronics and soundscapes. Meet a Dinosaur Ranger and find out what it is like to care for and train this species.
At Healesville Sanctuary, discover 10 MegaBeasts from Australia’s ancient past in an animatronic spectacular. See Pallimnarchus the crocodile, Procoptodon the kangaroo, Phascolonus the wombat and more – some look eerily familiar to their animal relatives still in existence today.
WHERE Dino Park at Melbourne Zoo Zoorassic at Werribee Open Range ZoO MegaBeasts at Healesville Sanctuary
Every weekday is wonderful for toddlers at Werribee Open Range Zoo, where terrific activities will keep the fives and under 'wildly' entertained all day. Enjoy a kid-friendly safari tour across the savannah or sing, dance and play to African-inspired songs at the African Village Dance Party!
An energetic 35-minute safari bus tour for young children and their families. The tours feature music and lots of animal action. Price:Included in general admission price. No pre-booking required. Please arrive at the Zoo early to ensure a seat on the bus. Times: Monday to Friday at 10:00am (excluding school holidays)
In this amazing adventure-filled space, kids can transform themselves by dressing up as wildlife rangers, vets and even a Leopard Tortoise. Price: Included in general admission price. No pre-booking required. Times: Daily 12:30pm to 2:30pm
Run like a Zebra or prowl like a Wild Dog in the outdoor adventure play space, Village Kids. Little explorers will have a blast navigating their way through this nature-inspired space, making it up to the look-out for a bird’s eye view. Price: Included in general admission price. No pre-booking required. Times: Open daily
Village Dance Party
Tiny tots and the young at heart can dance, sing and laugh in the Zoo's highly interactive musical dance theatre. Special zoo songs, written by Melbourne musician Lamine Sonko, encourage children to play bongos, wiggle hips, stamp feet and 'call animals to water'. Price: Included in general admission price (main African Safari Hut, near zoo entrance), no bookings required. Times: Monday to Friday, 10:00am-2:00pm
Outdoor play spaces
Little adventurers will love searching for fossils (or hidden treasure) in our sandy dig pit and swinging from tree to tree at Monkey Rope Play. In summer Hippo Water Play provides hours of fun, with bathers or a change of clothes recommended! And don’t forget to check out the Meerkat-themed play space conveniently located next to the popular Meerkat Bistro. Parents are able to relax with a coffee or meal out on the deck as the kids explore, play and perfect their Meerkat sentry pose.
WHERE Werribee Open Range Zoo K Road Werribee, Vic. 3030
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