Destination Dino at the Jacksonville Zoo & Gardens

Jacksonville Zoo & Gardens
  • Dinosaurs are back! Come explore the next generation of animatronic,
    prehistoric fun with our ALL-NEW, life-size, life-like DINOSAURS!

    Don't Miss Out!


    Destination: DINO is open for exploration March 5 – July 4, 2016.

    All New Dinos!


    Meet a brand new mix of 25 species of animatronic, life-like, carnivorous and herbivorous dinosaurs throughout the Destination: DINO exhibit.

    What's the price of adventure?

    $4.00 per person for non-members
    $3.00 per person for members

    Tickets available at the front ticket gate or at the exhibit entrance, inside the Zoo.

    Zoo admission not included. Zoo admission or membership must be purchased to enter Destination: DINO.

    How to Get Around

    • A shuttle will transport you from inside the Zoo to the iconic gates at the entrance of our newest animal exhibit, Destination: DINO.
    • Follow the winding path into a wooded, swampy environment (ideal for our ancient friends!) filled with more than 20 life-size, life-like dinosaurs.
    • Experience the prehistoric world like you’ve never seen it before, then end your exploration back at the shuttle boarding area. Safe travels!

    What's Roaring at Destination: DINO?

    With tons of exciting events and activities, there's never a dull moment in our prehistoric world. Stay up-to-date on all the action with this handy exhibit guide:

    Sneak Peek

    Zoo members are invited to an exclusive, members-only pre-opening preview March 4, 2pm – 7pm.
    Click here for member events.

    The Big Reveal

    Join us for the Grand Opening of Destination: DINO. Grand Opening festivities will be from 9am – 6pm on Saturday, March 5 and Sunday, March 6.

    Spring & Summer Dino Camps

    Dig into an archaeological adventure packed with exciting animal encounters, Zoo tours, dinosaur crafts and hands-on activities. Class sizes are limited to the first 24 children to register per age group.

    Special Value

    Purchase a value ticket online for access to train rides, carousel rides, 4D Theater, and admission to Stingray Bay and Butterfly Hollow – in addition to your Destination: DINO experience.

    Special Value!

    Test Your Dino Knowledge

    Choose your role as Scientist or Explorer, then test your prehistoric knowledge with this fun and interactive dinosaur quiz!

    Know Your Dinos?