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March 10 - June 30

This spring the Topeka Zoo presents DINOSAURS ALIVE! This new dinosaur exhibit is an immersive experience featuring life-sized, animatronic dinosaurs that move and make sounds just like the creatures that used to roam the planet! Travel through time and discover different time periods, admire the magnitude of a Tyrannosaurus Rex, and learn about “modern dinosaurs” still living today. It’s sure to be a roaring good time!

The life-like creatures were created by Dino Don Inc. With each ticket, you get access to the Zoo AND our dinosaur experience. There will also be educational activities in the Field Camp, and at the Dig Site. Admission to Dinosaurs Alive! is covered in the cost of admission to the Zoo.

  • Guest Speakers
    • Don Lessem/Dino Don
      • March 9th at 5:30-6:00 and 7:00-7:30
      • March 10- at 10, 2:30pm, 5:30pm. (He will be speaking at rotary as well at noon
  • David A. Burnham, PhD, University of Kansas
    • April 9th, at 1:30pm, Fossils will be present too, they are currently working on a dig in Montana
  • Nikki Klarmann, MA, Public Outreach Archeologist, Kansas Historical Society
  • April 15 at 1:30

o    Paul Barrett, NERC Individual Merit Researcher, The Natural History Museum in the UK.

    • May 14 @ 10:30/zoom

o    Mike Everhart, Adjunct Curator of Paleontology , Sternberg Museum of Natural History

o    June 11,  11am-12 and 1:30-2:30

    • “Oceans of Kansas”, which is tuned to Kansas fossils, but does include some dinosaurs…

o    Brenda Culbertson

  • March 19, 2-3:30 : Cosmic Cretaceous
  • April 23, 2-3:30 : Comets Bring Elements to Earth
  • May 08, 8:30-9:30 pm: Moon Observing
  • May 28, 2-4: Demise of the Dino
  • June 21, 2-4: Dino Migration (Summer Solstice)


March 10
June 30


Topeka Zoo & Conservation Center
635 SW Gage Blvd
Topeka, Kansas 66606
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