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Dinosaurs Around the World

Date: May 28 - Oct 02, 2022
Time: 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Cost: Adults $29.95 • Children $24.95 • Seniors $26.95

Dinosaurs Around the World: The Great Outdoors

Grab your prehistoric passport to the subcontinent of Pangea!

Mississippi Aquarium presents Dinosaurs Around the World: The Great Outdoors from Saturday, May 28 to Sunday, October 2.

In this captivating outdoor exhibition, visitors will be whisked back in time on a dinosaur adventure and a tour of an Earth that’s very different from the one we inhabit today. Travel back to the time before the continents as we know them existed, when lush landscapes covered Africa and greenery was the norm in Antarctica!

Explore Mississippi Aquarium and meet our ten, life-sized, animatronic dinosaurs!

Prehistoric adventures include:

  • Passport to Pangea - Kids will receive a printed booklet to help guide them through our outdoor exhibits, with fun facts about each animatronic dinosaur!
  • Ancestors Scavenger Hunt - Many of the animals at Mississippi Aquarium are found Mississippi's geological history. Go on a scavenger hunt to link our animals to their ancient ancestors!
  • AR Sand Box - Guests can explore, create, and learn by using their imaginations and our augmented reality sandbox.
  • Dino-themed Draw Alive - Create your own dinosaur and watch it come to life during Draw Alive. Located in Changing Tides.


Dinosaurs Around the World
May 28 - Oct 02, 2022 | 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
General Admission (DINOSAUR)
General Admission (DINOSAUR)
Advance purchases are strongly encouraged during special events, as walk-up tickets are limited and may sell out.

*General admission ticket prices include dinosaur experience and activities.*
Adults $29.95 • Children $24.95 • Seniors $26.95

Your Prehistoric Adventure Starts Here

Make the most of your prehistoric adventure at Mississippi Aquarium by picking up two, complimentary guides to your Dinosaurs Around the World: The Great Outdoors experience. Both available at our Ticketing Plaza.

Passport to Pangea

This keepsake guide to the Dinosaurs Around The World: The Great Outdoors includes fun facts about our ten dinosaurs on display! Learn more about the three periods that make up the Mesozoic Era and the continents in which they lived.


Ancient Ancestors:
A Window to Mississippi's Geological Past

Did you know that Mississippi has a deep history of dinosaurs and water reptiles dating back millions of years? Ancient Ancestors is your window to Mississippi's geological history.


Daily Activities & Presentations

Monday-Wednesday

10:00 AM - Croc Talk
11:00 AM - Narrated Dolphin Training Session
11:15 AM - Aviary Chat and Feed
11:45 AM - Otter Chat
1:00 PM - Ambassador Presentation and Photo
1:30 PM - Croc Talk
3:00 PM - Rulers of the Sky
3:30 PM - Perfect Prehistorics
4:00 PM - Narrated Dolphin Training Session

Thursday-Sunday

10:00 AM - Croc Talk
11:00 AM - Narrated Dolphin Training Session
11:15 AM - Aviary Chat and Feed
11:45 AM - Otter Chat
12:00-12:15 PM - Volcano Demonstration
1:00 PM - Ambassador Presentation and Photo
1:30 PM - Croc Talk
3:00 PM - Rulers of the Sky
3:30 PM - Perfect Prehistorics
4:00 PM - Narrated Dolphin Training Session



"Play and Learn" Fridays

Join us in Changing Tides for hands-on, educational activities to learn about prehistoric reptiles, including fossil formation, what's in a dinosaur name, dino diets and more!

Visitors will enjoy our new additions to Changing Tides like our dinosaur-themed Draw Alive, an augmented-reality topographic sandbox, and a living shoreline demonstration!

Learn About Mississippi's Aquatic Reptiles

James E. Starnes, RPG, is the surface geology research program director at the Mississippi Department of Environmental Quality's (MDEQ) Office of Geology (State Survey). The program is responsible for geologic mapping and documenting the state's geology, paleontology, geoarcheology, and mineral resource.

He has more than 25 years of research experience and is the author of more than 100 professional publications. Starnes has led numerous paleontological field projects with excavations focused on early toothed whale fossil skeletons in Mississippi. He is currently the President of the Mississippi State Board of Registered Professional Geologists.

Join us for a special presentation:

Leave No Stone Unturned:
Fossils, the Window into Mississippi's Geologic Past

    • June 25 and 26:
      • 10:30-11:00am: Big Window in Aquatic Wonders
      • 12:15-1:00pm: Changing Tides
      • 2:00-3:00pm: Changing Tides
    • July 23 and 24, TBA

Catch a Sunday Matinee

Walking with Dinosaurs: The Movie

June 19, 2022 @ 3:15pm

Walking with Dinosaurs is narrated by an Alexornis bird named Alex and follows three Pachyrhinosaurus named Patchi, Scowler, and Juniper as they grow from young children into adults.

Ice Age: Dawn of the Dinosaurs

July 17, 2022 @ 3:15pm

When Sid's attempt to adopt three dinosaur eggs gets him abducted by their real mother to an underground lost world, his friends attempt to rescue him.

Night at the Museum

August 21, 2022 @ 3:15pm

A newly recruited night security guard at the Museum of Natural History discovers that an ancient curse causes the animals and exhibits on display to come to life and wreak havoc.

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