Dinosaurs in the Desert: 23 animatronic prehistroic dinosaurs to visit Phoenix Zoo in the fall

Posted at 11:38 AM, Apr 12, 2017
and last updated 2017-04-12 20:02:05-04

Dinosaurs are set to invade the Phoenix Zoo in the fall!

"Dinosaurs in the Desert" will bring 23 prehistoric animatronic dinosaurs to the Zoo's Desert Lives Trail in October. The dinosaurs will move and make sounds, according to a news release.

There will also be a fossil dig and a photo opportunity with a pachyrhino, a prehistoric dinosaur. 

The experience opens to the public on Oct. 6. Zoo members will be able to see it earlier on Oct. 3.

Regular admission to the Phoenix Zoo is $15 - $25 per person.

The cost to see "Dinosaurs in the Desert" is $5 per person, $4 for Zoo members in addition to Zoo admission. The self-guided tour is expected to take 25-30 minutes to go through.

The zoo is holding a coloring contest where two winners will have their design painted on a mother and baby stegosaurus and appear in the exhibit. Download the coloring sheet here. The coloring contest ends July 22.

A Citipati (pictured above) is on display at the zoo now.