Dino Days

February 18-March 18, 2023 | Hartman Prehistoric Garden

Join for the annual celebration of Dino Days at Zilker Botanical Garden!


Enter the Prehistoric Art Contest!

Anyone who loves dinosaurs and is age 3+ can submit their best prehistoric artwork between January 27th-February 21, 2023 for the chance to win fun prizes and educate the public about Texas’ prehistoric natural history. To enter, read all contest rules and follow this link to register.

Free to enter contest, winners get 4 free entry passes for their families to attend the artwork awards ceremony on March 4th.
Artwork created by Ángela Meeks.


February 18th, 10 AM- 2 PM: Opening Day!

Wear your best dino attire and join us for an exciting kick-off to Dino Days from educational speakers to a costume contest and Dino Parade!


February 20th: Dino Days + Free Day


March 4th: Dino Activities & Art Contest Ceremony

  • 10:00 AM – 2:00 PM Enjoy activity tables throughout the Garden which include a spore activity, dino mask making, fossil finds, a scavenger hunt, and more! Activities provided by Austin Nature and Science Center, Paleontological Society of Austin, and Zilker Botanical Garden.
  • awards ceremony will take place in the Hartman Prehistoric Garden on 3/4/23

March 11th: Prehistoric Planter Class


March 14th: Dino Days + Free Day


March 18th: Final Dino Day

  • 10:00 AM – 2:00 PM Enjoy activity tables throughout the Garden which include a spore activity, dino mask making, fossil finds, a scavenger hunt, and more! Activities provided by Austin Nature and Science Center, Paleontological Society of Austin, and Zilker Botanical Garden.