Dinosauria is the Dinosaur Park which is located in Gournes, in the Municipality of Chersonissos and it is housed in the former American Base. It has been operating since 2013 in a huge area of 2500 m2 and hosts over 30 different kinds of dinosaurs from Mesozoic Era, known also as the Age of Reptiles (252 to 66 million years ago) and other prehistoric animals.
Dinosauria Park is an interactive theme park, where everyone, either young or old, can learn everything about dinosaurs by seeing dinosaurs’ simulacrums in their natural size and exploring prehistoric life in unbelievable jungle scenery. Everyone can see a rare and hard-to-find collection of bones and fossils in the Dinosauria Park museum.
Made up of dozens of dinosaurs, Dinosauria Park offers a time travel into the past. The dinosaurs exhibited in the museum, are from three different periods during the Mesozoic Era – the Triassic period (251 -199.6 million years ago), the Jurassic period (199.6 – 145.5 million years ago) and the Cretaceous period (145.5 – 65.5 million years ago). There are identical replicas of huge dinosaurs that move and scream with realistic sounds offering a lot of action to the whole family.
The visitors can also watch the hatching of a dinosaur’s egg under artificial conditions, the specialized care of a newborn baby dinosaur and the care of the injured and sick dinosaurs in the state-of-the-art facilities of the General Hospital of Dinosaurs. Moreover, in a specially designed area, children, as young explorers can come into contact with fossil excavations and participate in educative activities and all these under the supervision of trained people. Children can also play various educational games and be engaged in constructions.
Through interactive screens, visitors have the opportunity to learn about the dinosaurs’ life, their diet and their everyday habits. Also, visitors can learn how dinosaurs disappeared and the possible reasons for it. There are, moreover, 5D and 7D cinemas that offer an unforgettable experience through three-dimensional film projections.
Lastly, there is a snack bar, a restaurant, a playground and a gift shop, where games and souvenirs concerning the dinosaurs are sold, in the park. Dinosauria Park is a magical destination in order the Dinosaur World and dinosaurs in their prehistoric existence to be explored in depth.
For further details please visit Dinosauria Park's site.
- Travel activities RECREATION, Theme Park
- Location Gouves Region / Gournes
- Listing categories RECREATION