Prehistoric Park

Prehistoric Park is open!

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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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. 

Prehistoric Park