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.

Animatronic Dinosaurs are Back!

The Calgary Zoo is proud to bring back Dinosaurs Alive, an animatronic dinosaur exhibit that will allow you to experience what Alberta might have looked like when dinosaurs reigned supreme. Visit our Dinosaurs Alive event page for more details.

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Exhibit Details

Hours of Operation

Prehistoric Park opens daily at 9 a.m., with last entrance at 5:45 p.m.

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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

*Bolded dinosaurs are animatronic


Are you ready to make some new animal friends?

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