Dino Days Postponed Indefinitely

Due to safety concerns, we have decided to postpone Dino Days indefinitely. We would love to reschedule this event for later in the summer or fall, but we just cannot commit to that at this time.

Chris DeLorey, AKA “Dr. Dino” was recently exposed to COVID-19. Because of this, he is self-quarantining at his home for the next few weeks. We were also growing concerned over the potential attendance of this event. Normally, we welcome crowds of guests, but under the circumstances, too many people would make it difficult (or in some cases nearly impossible) to practice social distancing. These concerns combined with Governor Wolf’s new guidelines have further confirmed that hosting Dino Days at this time would not be the right thing to do.

We are very sorry to have to do this, but we greatly appreciate your understanding during these uncertain and difficult times.

Please don’t hesitate to contact us with any questions.

Note: If you purchased tickets, you should have already received an email. If you did not, please check your Junk/Spam folder. If you still do not see it, please email kalin@reptiland.com or call 570-538-1869. Thank you.

It’s All About Dinos!

Join us on July 24-26, 2020 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, get creative with a dino-themed craft, and indulge in a Jurassic treat (while supplies last). Children 11 and under can also enter to win our Prehistoric Prize Pack. All this and more for the price of general admission!

Schedule of Events

Dr. Dino will be leading guided tours or “dinosaur expeditions” through Dinosaurs Come to Life at 11:30, 1:00, and 2:30 (these will replace keeper talks for the weekend). We will also have our regularly scheduled live shows in the Program Center at 10:30, 12:00, 1:30, 3:00, and 4:30. When not giving tours, Dr. Dino will be stationed outside the dinosaur exhibit to show off his fossils and other artifacts.

**In the event of rain, Dr. Dino will give special presentations in the Program Center during our regularly scheduled show times (10:30, 12:00, 1:30, and 3:00). These will replace our live shows except for the 4:30 show.

Additional Event Information

Tickets to this event include general admission to the zoo for the day. Also, the zoo is open from 9am to 6pm, 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!

Health and Safety Precautions

For the health and safety of both staff and guests, we ask that everyone visiting the zoo wear a face covering when indoors and practice social distancing at all times.

We will also have staff stationed at the front entrance to ensure the safe distancing of guests standing in line. As people check-in and head into the zoo, the staff member will let the next person in line know when to approach the admissions desk.

Thank you for your cooperation and understanding.

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

$16 for ages 12 and up
$14 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!