Janet Agostini
President + CEO

Friends of the Zoo

Get ready for a Dinosaur Invasion!

The Friends of the Rosamond Gifford Zoo is excited to bring a colossal exhibit of ‘101 Days of Dinosaurs’ to your zoo for the entire summer! This display of over a dozen life-like animatronic dinosaurs will inhabit zoo grounds from Memorial Day weekend through Labor Day at no extra charge to our members or guests. Stay tuned to this website and the zoo’s social media for some exciting Dinosaur Invasion! events starting with our May 25 opening!

Meet the incredible beasts you will discover on the Wildlife Trail.

Tyrannosaurus Rex








Dinosaur Invasion Events

Upcoming Events

Dinos at Dusk!

For adults age 21 and over. Chris DeLorey, aka “Dr. Dino,” is Director of Education at the Brevard Zoo in Melbourne, FL, and a well-known dinosaur expert. In this special Adult Twilight, enjoy his enlightening presentation on dinosaur reproduction before exploring our Dinosaur Invasion! after hours. We’ll have a wide selection of food to choose from as ... Read moreDinos at Dusk!

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Meet Dr. Dino!

Chris DeLorey, aka Dr. Dino, director of education for the Brevard Zoo in Melbourne, FL, will spend the day with us leading dino-tours, holding dino demos at the zoo's Northwestern Mutual Amphitheater (current home of T. rex and Edmontonia), answering questions and yes, signing autographs. He serves as paleontological consultant for Billings Productions, the company ... Read moreMeet Dr. Dino!

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Dinos at Dawn!

(Seating limited to 100 participants) Join us for Dinos at Dawn, a special breakfast buffet in the zoo banquet room with a family-friendly presentation by Chris DeLorey, aka “Dr. Dino,” Director of Education at the Brevard Zoo in Melbourne, FL, and a well-known dinosaur expert. Children receive a commemorative field guide and a Dino Activity ... Read moreDinos at Dawn!

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Donuts with Dinos!

Join us for special early access to the zoo for donuts with the dinosaurs! Enjoy donuts, coffee, juice, and our dancing dino mascots! Play a game of Dino Zoopardy and learn about how birds evolved from dinosaurs. See our T. rex and Edmontonia dinosaurs up close and take a #DinoSelfie! Embark on a self-led expedition ... Read moreDonuts with Dinos!

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Brew at the Zoo & Dinos, Too!

Enjoy a fantastic adult-only night out at the Friends of the Zoo’s annual summertime fundraiser. Taste regional and craft beers and wines, see animals on evening exhibit, enjoy delicious food and fun music, and experience our summer Dinosaur Invasion! Advance sale: $55 per person Advance group rate (6+): $50 per person Advance sale ends July ... Read moreBrew at the Zoo & Dinos, Too!

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