It’s All About Dinos!

Join us on July 22 & 23, 2017 from 10am to 4pm* for the 3rd annual Dino Days, a prehistoric party you don’t want to miss!

Sure, you can learn about dinosaurs in books, online, and even on TV…but wouldn’t you rather learn by experience?

Dr. Dino, paleontologist and all-around dinosaur expert, will once again join us for this fun and educational event. Learn about his extensive collection of fossils and artifacts, go on a dinosaur expedition, and walk among creatures that roar, spit, and bellow in Dinosaurs Come to Life. Make your own prehistoric camouflage with our Dino Disguise activity, complete our “Blast from the Past” worksheet for a sweet treat**, and enter to win our Prehistoric Prize Pack filled with dino-themed goodies! And NEW for 2017: Unearth a prehistoric creature in our Fossil Dig!

*Due to tight time constraints with Dr. Dino’s travel plans, he will be leaving the zoo at 3:30pm on Sunday, July 23 (not 4:00pm). We apologize for any inconvenience. Thank you for your understanding.

**While supplies last.

Meet the Man Behind Dr. Dino, Chris DeLorey

Chris DeLorey is the Director of Education for the Brevard Zoo, a 72-acre zoological facility that combines interactive visitor experiences with animals in a naturalistic setting. As a fossil history and dinosaur buff,  he enjoys connecting the living collection to both the past and the future.

He began following the use of animatronic dinosaurs in zoos and museums in the 1980s.  At the same time, he began making trips out west to work on various dinosaur sites throughout Colorado, Utah, and Wyoming. He created the Dr. Dino persona to marry two of his passions: paleontology and hands-on learning.

Chris DeLorey, AKA Dr. Dino, on a dig | Clyde Peeling's Reptiland

DeLorey works closely with Billings Productions to help develop animatronic dinosaurs that excite the imaginations of children and adults alike.  Billings also partners with the Brevard Zoo to lead trips out west, collecting dinosaur material to use in educational programs at various institutions.

Chris DeLorey has a dual major Bachelors degree in Zoology and Secondary Education as well as a Master of Science in Education from the University of South Florida.

We’re very excited to have Dr. Dino back again, and we hope to see you here too!