Dinos After Dark

Event dates

Friday 5 & Saturday 6 July
Friday 12 & Saturday 13 July


5:30pm & 6:00pm 


1.5 - 2 hours


Adult: $39.00

Child: $19.00

Member Adult: $35

Member Child: $17


Dino Trail, Carousel Park, Wild Seas and Lakeside Plaza

Refer to Zoo Map.

Age requirements

All ages are welcome, but please be aware it may be a bit scary for some children.

Parental supervision is required.

Please note: Animal trails will be closed to the public throughout this event.

Read our event FAQs

A nocturnal adventure to see what the dinosaurs get up to once the sun goes down

Step into another world

Visit the captivating world of Dinos After Dark at Melbourne Zoo, when the sun sets, our dinosaurs awaken to transport you to a realm of prehistoric wonder under mesmerising lights.

Explore Carousel Park and delight in complimentary carousel rides, marshmallow roasting, and temporary airbrush tattoos.

Dance In The Deep of Wild Seas at our silent disco then savour delectable food and drink offerings in Lakeside Plaza.

Join us for an unforgettable evening of exploration and excitement!

Select your preferred session time for entry when purchasing tickets at the next page.

The experience will run for approximately 1.5-2 hours, with the event closing at 8.30pm.


After Dark Fun

  • Free carousel rides
  • Temporary airbrush tattoos
  • Marshmallow toasting
  • Silent Disco in ‘the deep’ at Wild Seas
  • Food and drinks available for purchase in Macaw Café


Carousel Park

Enjoy alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks at the bar or a hot barista-made coffee by the coffee cart.

Special Dinos After Dark offers include:

  • Mulled Wine
  • Baileys Hot Chocolate
  • Hot donuts
Your visit helps Zoos Victoria's vital work in saving local threatened species from following in the dinosaurs’ footsteps towards extinction.

Visit all the Zoos by day for the ultimate Dinos extravaganza!

Become a Zoo Member today and enjoy unlimited entry to all four zoos plus Dinos at the Zoo by day.

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Only $11.50 a month over 12 months
Unlimited entry to Melbourne Zoo, Werribee Open Range Zoo, Healesville Sanctuary and Kyabram Fauna Park
Kids join free on adult memberships
Free entry to five interstate zoos
Discounts at the Zoo Shop and from our zoo partners
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