Dinosaur activities

Look out, there’s a dinosaur about

Watch your step as you explore Eden this summer. Behind every tree, under every bush, there could be a dinosaur waiting to meet you…how many can you find? A ravenous Australovenator (see it in this video) has come to visit (and brought a few friends for company) so step bravely into an ancient, exotic landscape, grab your adventure journal, and trek across site to seek them out.

On your way, stop off to meet dinosaur specialists with some of their prehistoric friends, earn stamps to complete your journal and become a certified expert in all things dinosaur – you’ll be the envy of your friends.

Inside the Domain of the Dinosaurs

Step back boldly into the Domain of the Dinosaurs and journey into a landscape from 67 million years ago to explore a world of prehistoric beasts, from the mini to the mighty. Dive into a magical underwater scene to marvel at ancient sea life. Cower in the shadow of a life size T.rex, and peep into a nest of Dromaeosaurus babies. This immersive experience promises to be a sensory feast that you will never forget.

The Paleo camp

We think we’ve found a Stegosaurus buried beneath the landscape of Eden. Help us with our excavation using all of your palaeontology skills, and find out how scientists pieced together the giants of the past. Burrow down through history... what’s that beneath the layers… is it a shell, is it a rock? No… it’s a dinosaur bone!

Could you survive with the dinosaurs?

What might we need to live alongside the dinosaurs that have taken over Eden? Discover the answers to all your dinosaur questions, try out some of our adventure games to earn your stripes and complete your adventure journal. You can then sharpen up your dinosaur knowledge in our skills tests. Will you thrive and survive?

Dinosaurs by night

Enjoy a night out with our dinosaur friends. During the summer, we’re open until 8pm Monday to Thursday, so you can visit us for the whole day, or stop by on your way home from the beach.

Why dinosaurs at Eden?

Eden explores how people can work together and with nature towards a better future.  

Why dinosaurs?

  • They are a great way to reconnect youngsters with nature (from a different point of view). 
  • No plants – no life. The dinosaur extinction shows the fragility of life and… its amazing capacity to recover (NB. the little mammals took over – us!). 
  • A shot over our bows. We (humans) have conscious thought – we can help form our futures by the way we act.

Why train explorers? 

  • Explorer skills are essential for reconnecting with nature and helping shape our future.

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What's lurking in our Rainforest Biome?

Follow our intrepid security guards as they investigate an alarm set off in our rainforest.

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