Watch for triceratops grazing among the bushes, then look up to see fearsome T-Rex’s banana-sized teeth ready to tear into his next meal. Don’t run! You haven’t actually travelled back in time – it just feels like it.

Discover life-sized dinosaur models around every turn at the Calgary Zoo’s Prehistoric Park and see for yourself what Alberta might have looked like when dinosaurs reigned supreme.

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Exhibit Details

Hours of Operation

PHP re-opens for the season on March 23, 2018.

Prehistoric Park opens daily at 9 a.m., with last entrance at 5:45 p.m. The lower loop circling the lagoon will remain closed for a few more days due to snow and ice. 

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Land of the Dinosaurs

Back in the Cretaceous Period, Alberta was a warmer, lusher place, with huge rivers and abundant plant life. Large herbivorous dinosaurs thrived – until they turned into a meal for their meat-eating cousins. When the dinosaurs died, their bones were often fossilized beneath the silt of flooding rivers, resulting in the wealth of dinosaur remains found in Alberta today. 

Things To See

Dinosaur Models

  • Albertosaurus
  • Allosaurus
  • Ankylosaurus
  • Baryonyx
  • Centrosaurus
  • Corythosaurus
  • Deinonychus
  • Dilophosaurus
  • Dynamosaurus
  • Edmontosaurus
  • Euoplocephalus
  • Iguanodon
  • Metriacanthosaurus
  • Nothosaurus
  • Omeisaurus
  • Pachyrhinosaurus
  • Parasaurolophus
  • Protoceratops
  • Pteranodon
  • Pterosaurs
  • Styracosaurus
  • Struthiomimus
  • Tanystropheus
  • Triceratops
  • Tylosaurus
  • Yangchuanosaurus

Trees & Plants

  • Little Leaf Linden
  • Mountain Pine
  • Scots Pine
  • Siberian Larch
  • Pussy Willow
  • Golden Willow
  • Siberian Pea Shrub
  • Common Hackberry
  • Tatarian Honeysuckle
  • Lungwort
  • Ostrich Fern
  • Lily of the Valley

Dinosaur Models

Allosaurus   Angustinaripterus Ankylosaurus
Apatosaurus Baryonyx Centrosaurus
Corythosaurus Dilophosaurus Edmontosaurus
Elasmosaurus Iguanodon Nothosaurus
Omeisaurus Parasaurolophus Protoceratops
Pteranodon Pterosaurs Stegosaurus
Struthiomimus Styracosaurus Tanystropheus
Triceratops Tylosaurus Velociraptor
Tyrannosaurus Rex       Yangchuanosaurus  

Are you ready to make some new animal friends?

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