Dinosaurs Around the World Opens in Wichita on May 20th at Botanica

Sponsored by Botanica, the Wichita Gardens.

Stomp Into “Dinosaurs Around the World” at Botanica

From May 20 through September 17, 2023, visitors can experience the one-of-a-kind, “Dinosaurs Around the World: The Great Outdoors,” exhibit at Botanica Gardens in Wichita, KS.

The exhibit is included with general admission and features 10 animatronic dinosaurs nestled in throughout the gardens, several over 27 feet long.

Visitors are encouraged to learn and make memories with these enormous kings of the past which includes the mighty Tyrannosaurus Rex of North America, the bizarre, bony-crested Oviraptor from Mongolia, and many more!

Dates of Exhibit:
May 20, 2023 – September 17, 2023
Hours:
Monday – Saturday 9am to 5pm, Tuesdays & Thursdays open till 8pm in summer
Cost:
Included in regular admission ($10 adults | $8 Seniors/Youth/Military), Children 2 & under FREE, Botanica Members FREE

Wichita’s Newest Jaw-Dropping Attraction

With the help of Presenting Sponsor, Mel Hambelton Ford, along with Premier Sponsors, Textron Aviation and Evergy and a dozen other local businesses and family sponsors, Botanica is proud to bring Dinosaurs Around the World: The Great Outdoors to Wichita.

“We’re excited for visitors to go on a global journey to discover which dinosaurs lived on the original continent configuration of Pangea,” said Jamee Ross, Director of Development & Marketing. “Guests will also learn how plate tectonics, land bridges and volcanic activity allowed dinosaurs to travel to all corners of the world.”

Dinosaurs Around the World: The Great Outdoors is produced by Imagine Exhibitions, an organization focused on the development of high-quality STEM/STEAM content within their traveling exhibitions.

Created in collaboration with world-renowned PhD dinosaur paleontologist Dr. Gregory M. Erickson (one of only 150 full-time professional dinosaur paleontologists in the world!), Dinosaurs Around the World: The Great Outdoors brings exciting educational content to outdoor environments around the world.

What Else Is There to Do While the Exhibit is on Display?

The exhibit will be accompanied by dino-riffic daily activities, art projects, dino tours, giant puzzles to build dinosaurs and special events.

National Dinosaur Day on Thursday, June 1st, will feature a presentation by a Kansas paleontologist and ends with the Dino’s at Dusk Party, a double feature movie night screening of The Land Before Time and Jurassic World and includes games, a photo booth, activities, prizes and more!

Additional details and tickets for this evening celebration are now available online at Botanica’s website.

Surprises of the exhibit also include dinosaur eggs, petrified bugs or fossil plants displayed in amber and so much more for the whole family to enjoy.

Visit the event page on Botanica’s website to get acquainted with the dinosaurs that will soon be calling Botanica home and to get your ticket to the past for Wichita’s newest jaw-dropping attraction.

There’s Always More to See within Botanica’s Gardens

Even after you’ve stomped around with the dinosaurs, there is still plenty to see at Botanica. The 20 acres of the ever-changing botanical wonderland houses more than 30 themed areas and over 4,000 plant species. As guests wind through the gardens, they will also discover additional gems. Inspiring sculptures, relaxing water features, and even a ride on a restored 1949 carousel means Botanica is fun for the whole family. Visit Botanica’s website today to plan a fun and family-filled day at Botanica.


Botanica, the Wichita Gardens is located at 701 North Amidon Street, Wichita, KS 67203. For directions, visit our online map

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