Travel back in time to the land of the dinosaurs! Dinosaur Island at Ashton Gardens is a one-of-a-kind experience that will transport you to a world of prehistoric wonder. From the towering Tyrannosaurus Rex to the horned Triceratops, you’ll see it all at Dinosaur Island. You’ll also enjoy special daily programs, a Dino Dash 5K, outdoor movies, and more throughout the summer. With its blend of entertainment and education, Dinosaur Island is a must-see attraction for anyone with an interest in adventure, dinosaurs, or natural history.
Dinosaur Island is Thanksgiving Point’s main summer attraction and will be in the Ashton Gardens from May 27 to August 26, 2023.
3900 N. Garden Drive
Lehi, Utah 84043
Ending August 26th, 2023
FREE for Thanksgiving Point members and included with regular Ashton Garden admissions.
Ways to See Dinosaur Island:
Measure up to the beasts! Thanksgiving Point members receive FREE admission to Dinosaur Island all summer long. Not a member? Reserve your tickets in advance to save $3!
Have fun in the sun or cool down in the AC. Purchase an Explorer Pass to see Dinosaur Island and the other Thanksgiving Point venues in one day for one easy price!
Island Explorer Package
Purchase Online and Pick Up at Dinosaur Island!
Survive the island in style! With the Island Explorer limited-edition package, you’ll get:
- Drawstring backpack
- Five (5) Dinosaur Island trading cards (including an exclusive green foil card only available in this package!)
- Decal sticker
- Double-wall tumbler
- Voucher for an ice-cold beverage
Two raptors have escaped their pens! Be on the lookout for adult raptors as they roam the Gardens in search of a friendly face (or a delicious meal). Take photos with our dinosaurs for a trip to remember, and help solve the mystery of how they escaped.
The Dinosaur Meet & Greet will be in various locations daily throughout the Ashton Gardens. Download the Thanksgiving Point app to view the schedule and location map.
Did you know that some of the living descendants of dinosaurs are birds? Come watch our flighty friends take over the skies, plus learn some fun facts about them and their dino ancestors during the Free Flight Bird Show.
Tuesdays: 10 am and 11 am
Thursdays: 6:30 pm and 7:30 pm
Located at the Monet Bridge
Included with admission
Meet the baby dinosaurs of the Mesozoic Veterinary Program! The Thanksgiving Point Dino Wranglers have rescued the baby dinosaurs and are taking them around the Gardens to talk about how you can approach and help injured animals in the wild. Say hello and learn about our MVPs with Baby Dinos 101.
Baby Dinos 101 will be in various locations daily throughout the Ashton Gardens. Download the Thanksgiving Point app to view the schedule and location map.
Don’t let that education go to waste! Sign the kiddos up for Dig Into Reading, the new summer reading program at Dinosaur Island. Designed to help retain literacy and promote accountability, kids can participate in fun reading activities. They can keep track of their reading, and when they meet the requirement, they will receive a an entry to win a Chick-fil-A catered party at the Mountain America Museum of Ancient Life!
Ways to participate
Readersaurus Mondays: 9 am to 9 pm. Included with admission.
Led by our trained education team, Family Programs at Thanksgiving Point help get families learning and playing together!
Melody Makers: Come dance and move in a fun and friendly environment!
- Tuesdays at 2 pm in the Rose Garden
June 6 – 9:30 am
Tales for Tots: Join us for a weekly storytelling adventure!
- Saturdays at 11 am in the Rose Garden
Dinos and Ice Cream
Looking to set up the perfect evening with your favorite plus one? For just $35, you can get admission and ice cream for two to the Mountain America Museum of Ancient Life or Dinosaur Island at Ashton Gardens. This “sweet” package deal goes extinct on August 26, so reserve your tickets now!
Meet the Dinosaurs of Utah
Let’s meet the dinosaurs at Dinosaur Island! Learn a dinosaur fun fact about each creature you can see this summer in the Ashton Gardens.
Download the Thanksgiving Point App
Download the Thanksgiving Point app to access the survivor’s guide to Dinosaur Island and explore an interactive map, dino facts, dino personality quiz, menus, and more! You can also save your tickets with the Thanksgiving Point app.