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Dinosaur Island Opening Weekend

May 29

|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every day that begins at 12:00 am, repeating until May 30, 2021 12:00 am

Thanks to popular demand from our supportive community, Dinosaur Island at the Columbus Zoo and Aquarium is back from extinction! This exciting attraction will open on Memorial Day Weekend (Saturday, May 29), and run until the end of October. Guests can expect returning favorites, including the Brachiosaurus, as well as 15 new dinosaurs.

This prehistoric adventure transports guests 251 million years to the start of the Paleozoic Era, when the Rhynchosaurs and Cynodonts first appeared. During this experience, guests will discover more than 30 animatronic dinosaurs. Made of steel with silicon waterproof skin, the dinosaurs have eyes that shift and blink, tails that move, bodies that breathe, and electronic “brains” that activate and control their movements and sounds. The result is a thrilling experience that is sure to captivate dinosaur lovers of all ages!

The dinosaurs began arriving at the Columbus Zoo on Monday, April 26, and were unloaded from trucks by forklifts and other heavy equipment. The dinosaurs will be assembled over the next few weeks and then placed via crane onto the island. Guests can enjoy this expedition by foot and on the island boat ride in the Zoo’s Australia and the Islands region. The biggest dinosaur guests will encounter will be the Brachiosaurus, standing 30 feet tall and 65 feet long.

A special admission ticket is required for entrance and is not included with Zoo admission. Admission to Dinosaur Island is $3 for general admission, $2 for Columbus Zoo members, and free for Columbus Zoo Gold members, as well as included in the price of a ZooMore ride wristband. Explorers of all ages will enjoy this adventure, whether they have expert knowledge or are discovering dinosaurs for the first time.

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May 29
$2 – $3
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Columbus Zoo
4850 Powell Rd
Powell, 43065 United States
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