A new herd of animals is arriving this summer, as the Zoo becomes home to the most colossal creatures ever to walk the earth - dinosaurs!
For just six weeks between 22 July and 3 September, visitors will be taken back in time to a prehistoric world where they will come face-to-face with moving dinosaurs - from the giant but gentle Brachiosaurus to the towering Tyrannosaurus Rex.
Launching on Saturday 22 July, we'll be hosting a weekend of free live shows to celebrate, Dinosaurs LIVE! with Andy Day (22 & 23 July only).
Included in Zoo entry, visitors will take a trip via a time machine to the Mesozoic era (about 65 million years ago – give or take a few days), where ZSL’s tour guides will help visitors spot dino-faves like the Triceratops, standing guard over its nest, or take them through an encounter with the armour-plated Edmontonia - a tank-like dinosaur covered in spikes.
Families will be given their own passports for the time travel safari, which will take them on a journey of discovery taking in the fascinating creatures, as well as learning all about the important work ZSL’s conservationists are doing to help prevent today’s animals from becoming extinct.
With a fun trail for kids to complete and fossil digs to explore, visitors might not want to return to 2017!
Please note tickets to Dinosaurs LIVE! with Andy Day must be pre-booked and you can add them to your basket when buying Zoo tickets.
Dino-fans can continue their time travel adventure by sleeping-over near the mega-lizards, experiencing the sights and sounds of ZSL London Zoo at night. Summer Sleepover is available on select Saturdays in August and September, where kids can spend a night in the Zoo and enjoy a tour of our animals - both prehistoric and contemporary.