It’s All About Dinos!

Join us on June 24-26, 2022 from 10am—4pm for Dino Days, a three-day prehistoric party you don’t want to miss!

Journey back in time to the land of the lost! Join Dr. Dino on a dinosaur expedition, and learn about his fascinating fossil collection! Embark on a prehistoric journey through Dinosaurs Come to Life, and take home a Jurassic souvenir (while supplies last). Children 11 and under can also enter to win our Prehistoric Prize Pack filled with goodies perfect for any dino-loving kiddo!

You can also grab a bite from local food trucks Happy Family BBQ and The Big Chee!

Victor the Velociraptor will be roaming around the zoo throughout the day. If you see him, be sure to stop and give him a little neck rub . . . much like our tortoises, that’s a great way to get on his good side!

Last but not least, we’ll be offering special photos with a baby Triceratops (puppet, of course) for $20; a wonderful way to remember your dino-filled day at the zoo! 

New for 2022

Dr. Dino will be joined by Aaron Hill, a Paleo Prep Technician!

What does that mean? Aaron has the fascinating (yet tedious) job of carefully extracting fossilized bone fragments from rock and preparing them for study! He has worked with Dr. Dino since 2015 and has completed field work in Wyoming, Montana, Utah, Florida, and Texas. His prep technique is a blend of many different talents! Currently, he’s working on a large amount of Jurassic dinosaur material. Cool, huh?

Aaron Hill | Paleo Prep Technician | Dino Depot / Educational Biotech Inc. | Dino Days at Clyde Peeling's Reptiland

Additional Event Information

Tickets to this event include general admission to the zoo for the day. Also, the zoo is open from 9am to 5pm, but the activities for this event will take place from 10am to 4pm; please plan your visit accordingly!

Zoo members: admission to this event is free, but we ask that you reserve your tickets in advance if you plan to attend. To do so, please give us a call at 570-538-1869. Thank you!

Don’t be a dinosaur . . . buy your tickets online today!

$20 for ages 12 and up
$16 for ages 3 through 11
FREE for children 2 and under

Meet the Man Behind Dr. Dino, Chris DeLorey

Chris DeLorey is 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!

DeLorey helps develop animatronic dinosaurs that excite the imaginations of children and adults alike.  DeLorey also leads 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!