Riverbend goes Mesozoic with Dino Stroll

13 Dec.,2022


Animatronic Dinosaurs

COLLINSVILLE — Dinosaurs return to the Riverbend this weekend for the Dino Stroll, July 17-18, at Gateway Convention Center in Collinsville.

This week the center is being transformed into the Mesozoic Era with more than 70 life-like creatures, reptiles and life-size dinosaurs — some standing more than 24 feet tall and spanning more than 60 feet long. The depicted dinosaurs include tyrannosaurus rex, velociraptors and stegosaurus.

The animatronic dinosaurs have moving heads, necks, tails and wings. Their eyes blink and their mouths open and close, illustrating breathing movements. There also are synchronized sounds and spraying water as part of the display.

Guests will be able to become paleontologists and study skeletons, fossils and dinosaur eggs. Roaming characters will interact with guests and entertainment will be offered by the Dino Band.

More Information

If You Got

What: Dino Stroll

Where: Gateway Convention Center, Collinsville

When: July 17-18, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Cost: $25

The event is open 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. Tickets are $25 each, with limited capacity sessions starting every half hour. Children under 2, military members and veterans get in free. Military members and veterans should show their Military ID or papers at the event entrance for free admission.

Masks are required. People are asked to arrive as close as possible to the time printed on their tickets; late arrivals will be accommodated up to 15 minutes past entry times.


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As part of the event, Dino Stroll’s charitable initiative — Dino Stroll Stomp Out Hunger — is partnering with the St Louis Area Food Bank. People are asked to bring canned/non-perishable food items and place them in the collection bin at the front entrance before beginning their stroll.

For more information, visit https://www.gatewaycenter.com/event/dino-stroll.