From the time of the first exhibition in 1854 at the Crystal Palace, dinosaurs have captured the imagination and fascination of the public. Visitors to Valleyfair can step back in time to the beginning of the “Age of the Dinosaurs” at Dinosaurs Alive! – the most immersive and comprehensive Mesozoic experience – and encounter the beasts that dominated the planet for over 180 million years. Combining finely detailed hand-crafted animatronics, interactive consoles, a lush setting and educational content that reflect the latest scientific theories, Dinosaurs Alive! offers not only the excitement of a tail thrashing, clawing and roaring exhibition with more than 30 life-sized, moving animatronic dinosaurs, but the opportunity for guests of all ages to actively engage in a unique learning experience.
Interactive and Educational Experience
Combining finely detailed hand-crafted animatronics, interactive consoles, a lush setting and educational content that reflect the latest scientific theories, Dinosaurs Alive! offers not only the excitement of a tail thrashing, clawing and roaring exhibition, but the opportunity for guests of all ages to actively engage in a unique learning experience.
Scenes Based on Real Fossil Evidence
This dinosaur park presents scenes and stories based on real fossil evidence, such as the predator trap at Cleveland-Lloyd in Utah and the Pachyrhinosaurus flash flood episode from Pipestone Creek in Alberta, Canada. Other key scenes depicting behaviors and diversity include an attack by a pack of Deinonychus on a lone Tenontosaurus, and an adult and sub-adult Tyrannosaurus rex stalking a Triceratops.
Art and Technology
Art and technology, two disparate disciplines, are explored in order for visitors to hear the sounds, see the movements and observe the beauty of more than 30 full-sized animatronic creations that replicate nearly every feature of the dinosaurs. Dinosaurs Alive! is presented in a spectacular outdoor setting in order to feature the full life-sized majesty of gigantic sauropods such as Mamenchisaurus and Tyrannosaurus Rex.
Appeals to Guests of All Ages
The opportunity to observe the size of these massive hadrosaurs, as shown in the life-sized animatronics at Dinosaurs Alive!, and understand that they lived in herds numbering in the hundreds and thousands, all while sharing the same ecological environment with giant predators, becomes a moment of awe and understanding for guests of all ages of a world long since extinct.
Dinosaur Souvenirs and Merchandise
Dinosaurs Alive! is an experience you’ll remember for a long, long time. After you’ve experienced this amazing and awe-inspiring attraction, take home Dinosaurs Alive! souvenir items and apparel. T-shirts, hats, glassware, dinosaur plush, games, toys and more are available in gift shops at the park.
About the Dinosaurs
The dinosaurs, which are scientifically accurate based on the latest paleontological knowledge, were created by the Canadian-based company, Dinosaurs Unearthed. Launched, in 2005, Dinosaurs Unearthed is an innovative traveling exhibition company that creates dynamic, multi-sensory experiences about the fascinating world of dinosaur discovery.