The Sacramento Zoo is thrilled to announce the opening of an exhibit 65 million years in the making.

Dinosaur Safari at the Sac Zoo runs through March 2024. Gather the family, take a journey back through time and experience awe and wonder as more than 20 life-sized animatronic dinosaurs migrate from the Mesozoic Era to the Sacramento Zoo.


Hold your ground against a 65-foot-long brachiosaurus as she cares for her young. Beware of the towering tyrannosaurus rex. Stare up in awe at the Quetzalcoatlus as you enter the zoo and avoid getting head butted by a pachycephalosaurus.

The dinosaurs are ready. Are you?


The Sacramento Zoo’s Dinosaur Safari exhibit is included with the price of zoo admission and is free for Sac Zoo members.

Dinosaur Safari was created by Dino Don Inc., a leading supplier of animatronic dinosaurs to zoos and museums across the globe and the only creator of full-sized robot dinosaurs. These dinos were designed and created under scientific supervision. Don Lessem advised Steven Spielberg on the original “Jurassic Park” film and has advised both the Universal and Disney theme parks as well.


This exhibit is generously presented by First 5 California. For tickets and more information visit


About the Sacramento Zoo

The Sacramento Zoo is home to more than 400 native, rare and endangered animals and is one of more than 200 accredited institutions of the Association of Zoos and Aquariums. The zoo inspires conservation awareness and action through exceptional animal care, education and recreation and it welcomes an average of 500,000 visitors a year.

Animatronic dinosaurs join the other creatures living at the Sacramento Zoo. Photo: Sacramento Zoo


The Sacramento Zoological Society formed in 1958 to support and raise funds for the zoo that was created in 1927 in William Land Park. In 1970 the Sacramento City Council adopted the name Sacramento Zoo. And in 1997, as city funding continued to decrease, the Sacramento Zoological Society assumed responsibility for the zoo’s management and the majority of its financial support.

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