Dinosaur replica in Drumheller Alberta Canada

10 Best Dinosaur Parks for Kids in the World

10 Best Dinosaur Parks for Kids in the World

There are so many amazing Dinosaur parks for kids in the world. These places are full of fun learning opportunities for kids of all ages. It’s a guaranteed good time for all, and totally worth even a pit stop on your family travels.

Here are 10+ of the best Dinosaur parks in the world to get you started. Check out the Gowhee App for even more great spots for dinosaur-lovers, recommended by local and traveling parents.

1.Dino Experience Park, Gouda, Netherlands

Kids can walk around and explore this huge park while learning through play about dinosaurs. There is even a dino adventure mini-golf course and a playground to let their energy out.

Info: Wheelchair accessible – stroller-friendly – restaurant onsite – outdoor seating.

Good to Know: This park is best for younger kids. They will love the huge playground area

Dinosaur Provincial Park Canada, one of a great dinosaur parks for kids
Dinosaur Provincial Park, Alberta Canada.

2.Dinosaur Provincial Park, Alberta, Canada

Here you can find dinosaur fossils still in the ground and a visitor center/museum. The landscape is amazing. There is a nice 3km scenic route that you can either walk or drive.

Info: Adult $4, free for 3 and under. – Food nearby – The museum/visitor center and some of the trails are wheelchair accessible. 

Good to Know: Take time to head a little North to Drumheller to keep the fun going. The town has many large Dinosaur replicas throughout.

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3. Dinosaur State Park, Rocky Hill, Connecticut, United States

At the Exhibit Center, you can see one of the largest real dinosaur track sites in North America. There are also more than two miles of nature trails to hike with the kids. In the museum, you can find dioramas, fossil collections, and interactive exhibits.

Info: Adults(13 and over) $6  and Children (5 and under) are Free. The trails are open daily, year-round, weather permitting.

Good to Know: There is nowhere to buy food at the park, but there are many restaurants in the area. 

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4. Ogden’s George S Eccles Dinosaur Park, Utah, United States

This Dinosaur Park is filled with more than one hundred dinosaur sculptures. Each sculpture is very realistic, full-sized, and are based on actual dinosaur skeletons. These artfully made creatures come alive with robotics and a state-of-the-art sound system.

Info: Adults $7, Children (2-12) $5

Good to Know: The ticket gives you access to two other museums onsite. They are The Stewart Museum of Paleontology and The Ogden Museum of natural history.

5. DinoPark, Algar, Spain

Kids will love this amusement park, where they can learn about the Dinosaur world while also having fun. There are robotic models of life-size dinosaurs, kids paddling pool, a paleontological playground, and a 3D Cinema. This is a park great for kids of all ages.

Info: Adults 15 euro, Children (4-12) 10 euro, Children under 4 Free – Ticket price includes 3D Cinema – Free parking – Refreshments onsite

Good to Know: Kids take part in a dinosaur dig in the sand, with brush and shovel, at the Paleontological Playground.

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6. Dinosaur Valley State Park, Texas, United States

Discover dinosaur tracks in the bed of the Paluxy River, where the prehistoric creatures roamed long ago. Families can also camp, swim, fish, and paddle in the river, ride a horse or visit the interpretive center. There are also 20 miles of trails to explore.

Info: Adults $7 for the day, Children 12 and under FREE – campsites available

Good to Know: Contact the park for trail status and dinosaur track visibility before your trip. The dinosaur tracks in the riverbed are not always visible

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7. Australian Dinosaur Trail, Queensland, Australia

The route takes you through the towns of Winton, Hughenden, and Richmond. Families can discover Lark Quarry Dinosaur Trackways, the Australian Age of Dinosaurs Museum, Porcupine Gorge National Park, and Flinders Discovery Center. This trip offers families a range of experiences that you would be hard-pressed to find anywhere else.

Info: Accommodation and food are available all along the route. Prices vary depending on the activities you choose.

Good to Know: This is an extensive road trip through the Australian Outback. It will take you about 5 days to complete the loop. Planning ahead will be key!

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8. JuraPark, Krasiejów, Poland

This is the largest facility of its kind in Europe, with almost 70 species and about 200 dinosaur models. It is also the only Jurassic world in the world with an active paleontological site! Kids can learn about the evolution of life or see the excavation area through a glass floor.

Info: Food onsite – Accommodation onsite and nearby – Tickets 65 PLN ($14.83) include – Tickets include access to JuraPark, Prehistoric Oceanarium, Paleontological Pavilion, Cinema 5D Cinema, Amusement Park, Playground, Monkey Grove, and Time Tunnel.

Good to Know: The duration of the guided tour through the excavation area is 1.5 to 2 hours, so come prepared. 

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10. Prehistoric Gardens, Port Orford, Oregon, USA

The Dinosaurs at Prehistoric Gardens is a real-life field museum with a rain forest and 23 dinosaurs in total. The dinosaurs are scientifically correct restorations. They are as authentic and real-looking as possible. Each dinosaur exhibit has a plaque with fun facts about each dinosaur, including a complete t rex exhibit. 

Info: Adults $12, Children (3 – 12)  $8, Littlefoots (2 and under) Free – The graveled path is wheelchair and stroller accessible.

Good to Know: The self-guided tours allow you to see the dinosaurs at your own pace.

 

11. Dinosaur Gardens, Ossineke, Michigan, USA

Dinosaur Gardens helps kids see how it was back when the dinosaurs roamed. The walk takes you by the enormous life-like creatures. There is something for everyone on this property, such as 

walking tours, putt-putt golf, miners sluice, fossil dig, frozen yogurt bar, and a dinosaur-themed gift shop.

Info: The Dino Pass for all of the activities is $20. Children under 3 are Free for most activities. Dinosaur Gardens is dog friendly.

Good to Know: The trail on the Historic Walking Tour is hard-packed gravel, great for wagons, strollers, and electric wheelchairs. There is a van-seated guided tour option for those with walking disabilities.

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