Dinos Alive exhibit

Full Review of the Dinos Alive Exhibit

Last Updated on December 11, 2023 by Kelly

Step back into the Jurassic period when you visit the Dinos Alive exhibit! The Dinos Alive exhibits are currently open in select cities across the country. We were able to visit the Dinos Alive Immersive Experience with our toddler. In this post, we’ll share our full review of the Dinos Alive exhibit!

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About Dinos Alive

Dinos Alive is an indoor exhibit that features life-size dinosaur models. Many of the dinosaurs move in this immersive experience! 

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Website: https://dinosaliveexhibit.com/

Dinos Alive Exhibit

What to See at Dinos Alive

The Dinos Alive Immersive Experience is located at numerous cities.

Here’s what we saw during our visit to Dinos Alive…

Waterfall Entrance

Dinos Alive waterfall entrance

The exhibit began with a mock waterfall/tunnel entrance. (There was no real water involved, but there was a visual imitation of water falling down.) Along the walls, there were a lot of “plants” that made it really feel like we were in the jungle. I thought this was a really cool way to begin the experience.


After you walk through the tunnel, you’re greeted with displays of lots of dinosaurs! 

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There were over 80 dinosaurs throughout the exhibit.

Dinos Alive Exhibit

Each dinosaur had a plaque that taught us the dinosaur’s name and history.

Dinos Alive exhibit

We really felt “immersed” in the Jurassic Period… we even had to duck our heads under a slowly swinging tail!

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Virtual Aquarium

Dinos Alive virtual aquarium

While we were exploring the main room, we noticed a tunnel that led up to a curtain. When we opened the curtain, we were surprised to see a giant room that resembled a large aquarium! Using video-mapping technology, we were able to see pre-historic marine life. There were lots of bouncy balls in the room, and when we threw the balls at the wall, the exhibit was interactive! 

Ride Dinosaurs

Dinos Alive exhibit

For a small additional fee ($4), you can ride a dinosaur. Our toddler really enjoyed getting to ride a “big dinosaur”!

Sand Boxes

Dinos Alive fossils

The exhibit also had two large sand box tables for kids. Our daughter enjoyed shoveling through the sand and looking for dinosaur fossils. 

Race Dinosaurs

Dinos Alive race dinosaurs

In this part of the exhibit, you can “race” a dinosaur! At the count of three, you spring down the course while a video dinosaur follows you along the wall. See if you’re fast enough to beat the dinosaur! Choose your speed (Amateur, Olympic Training, or Gold Medalist), and run as fast as you can. This was our daughter’s favorite part of the entire exhibit. She must have raced the dinosaur at least 20 times. She couldn’t get enough of it!

Coloring Station

Dinos Alive coloring station

At the coloring station, there are blank pages of dinosaurs that you can color with crayons. You can then take a photo of your artwork at a special machine they have set it up, and it will project the image on the wall.

Virtual Reality

Dinos Alive virtual reality

To cap off your visit to the Dinos Alive exhibit, you can also try their Virtual Reality (VR) exhibit with the purchase of a VIP Pass. With VR, you’ll truly feel immersed in the age of the dinosaurs!

Gift Shop

There’s also a gift shop at the end of the exhibit. There were lots of dinosaur toys, stuffed animals, mugs, and posters.

Our Review of the Dinos Alive Exhibit

We took our toddler to the exhibit and she had a blast! Her favorite parts of the exhibit were the virtual aquarium and racing the dinosaurs. We liked seeing the life-size dinosaurs and learning facts about what they ate and where they lived. The tickets are a bit pricey, but for us we thought it was “worth it” because our daughter loved it so much. If you have a child that loves dinosaurs, we would definitely recommend visiting the exhibit.

Dinos Alive exhibit

What to Bring to Dinos Alive

You really don’t need to bring much to the exhibit! Here’s a few things we recommend:

  • Power bank: While you’re out on the trails, make sure that your phone doesn’t run out of battery. We always travel with one or even two power banks fully-charged just-in-case!
  • Camera: If you don’t have one already, pack a nice camera to really take advantage of the photo opportunities.
  • Dinosaur Clothes: If you have a little kid, dress them up in your favorite dinosaur outfit!

Summary: Our Experience at Dinos Alive

If you’re interested in learning more about dinosaurs, we’d definitely recommend going to the Dinos Alive exhibit. We thought they did an excellent job with the dinosaurs, and it was a fun family-friendly experience.

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Hi, I’m Kelly!

After studying abroad in Spain, I became passionate about international travel. Since then, I’ve traveled to 6 continents and 36 states within the United States. When I’m not travel blogging, you can find me hiking, reading books in Spanish, or playing cribbage. I hope my blog inspires you to see the world!