Dinosaurs Alive!

Something VERY BIG is here!

The World's Oldest Party Animals:
Back for Another Bite!

The DINOSAURS ALIVE! experience is covered in the cost of admission. Come see the animals and experience the dinosaurs!


Dates: March 10 - June 30

Time: 9am - 5pm | last admission 4:30pm

Price: Price covered in cost of admission or a valid Topeka Zoo Membership

Ages: All Ages!


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.

Amazing Speakers

Come listen to real experts in the field of paleontology talk about their experiences searching for dinosaur fossils! 

Base Camp

Stop at the Base Camp to begin your journey into the past by learning all about fossils, paleontology, and dinosaurs!


Dig Site

Become a paleontologist and uncover fossils at the Dig Site right here at the zoo!

part of

Topeka Dino Days

Visit Topeka

"This multi-organizational campaign, dubbed 'Topeka Dino Days,' Unites Visit Topeka, The Topeka Zoo & Conservation Center, the Kansas Children's Discovery Center, Shawnee County Parks and Recreation, Downtown Topeka Inc., and the Topeka Lodging Association, resulting in three core experiences and other exhibits..."

Learn more about Topeka Dino Days! 

Topeka Dino Days: Base Camp

Downtown Tourist Information Center

Guests will begin their Topeka Dino Days experience in Downtown Topeka! TDD Base Camp will introduce visitors and locals to the great experiences available to them in Topeka. This space will also host two full-size Allosaurus casts — a mother and a baby. This experience will be free and open to the public.

Sue, the t-rex experience

Great overland station

Featuring a new, fully articulated SUE cast with added gastralia (“belly ribs”), a one-of-a-kind narrated show, and realistic computer-animated scenes, SUE: The T. rex Experience is a journey through the Hell Creek Formation in South Dakota, one of the most well-documented ecosystems from the age of dinosaurs. Touchable fossil replicas, scent stations, and a naturalistic soundscape create an immersive, multi-sensory experience.

Tiny Titans: Dinosaur eggs and babies

Kansas Children's Discovery Center

Take a rare and exciting look at the life of dinosaurs through their eggs, nests, and young in Tiny Titans: Dinosaur Eggs and Babies. This colorful, hands-on, interactive exhibition gives your patrons a chance to see and learn about an amazing collection of real dinosaur eggs. These eggs come from all over the globe and from each of the major herbivorous and carnivorous dinosaur groups.