A Fun Interactive Indoor Exhibition of Dinosaurs and Fossils

Amazing Life Size Dinosaurs

Walk through the exhibition and see the amazing life size Triceratops, the deadly Dimetrodon, and the friendly Parasaurolophus! These full size beast will take your breath away!

Superb Scale Dinosaur Exhibits

We have a host of scale dinosaurs set in realistic scenes so you can see these amazing creatures in their natural habitats!

Discover Fascinating Fossils

Have you ever wanted to find dinosaur fossils like a Palaeontologist? Then brush through the sand in one of our excavation sites to discover a host of dinosaur teeth, bones and claws! What will you find?

Awesome Life Size Dinosaur Skulls

Imagine finding the fossilized skull of a Tyrannosaurus Rex from millions of years ago or discovering a rare Triceratops Skull! Get up close and personal with these magnificent beasts – will you put your head in their jaws?

Sit on Deadly Dinosaurs

Have you ever wanted to sit on a Triceratops, a Brachiosaurus or even the scary Deinosuchus?  Well at Dinosaur World you can, but only if you are brave enough!!

Fun Family Explorer Quiz

Take our Dinosaur Explorer Quiz and learn about these amazing creatures as well as having fun – it’s great for all the family and helps every age and ability understand about the exciting world of dinosaurs. And you can win a Dinosaur Expert Certificate!

Interactive Dinosaur Games

New for Summer 2019 check out our rooaarsome new Interactive Dinosaur Games.  Will you complete the Dino Puzzle or match all the pairs in the fun Dino Memory game?

Dinosaur Souvenir Photo

Sit on Derek the Deinonychus and get a special souvenir photo. Taken with professional equipment to ensure a quality souvenir to remember, show how brave you are and snap up a family photo today.

Dinosaur Souvenir Shop

Once you have discovered the world of dinosaurs explorers can browse in our shop to find an exciting souvenir. We’ve got dinosaur models, hatching dinosaur eggs, a great selection of fossils, DVDs, books, and Dinosaur World T-shirts
– all at great prices.

Dinosaur School Visit

 Combine classroom activities with a fun and educational school visit to Torquay’s Dinosaur World so that the children can learn about dinosaurs at the same time as seeing real life displays of these amazing creatures.

Dinosaur Birthday Parties

Celebrate your birthday with a dinosaur party at Torquay’s Dinosaur World. You can celebrate with a party during normal opening hours, or with a special private party and have the exhibition to yourselves.

Welcome to Torquay’s Dinosaur World

Our award winning attraction is a fun interactive indoor exhibition that brings the world of dinosaurs to life. See amazing full size & scaled dinosaurs, discover incredible fossils, learn about these awesome beasts, enjoy our fun Family Explorer Quiz and even sit on a deadly dinosaur.

Whether you are a little dinosaur fan, or even a big one, there’s something for everyone to get their teeth into!


  • Following the government’s new guidance visitors must wear face coverings during their visit. Children under the age of 11 are exempt, as are people who have a legitimate reason not to.
  • Tickets must be booked at the latest 1 hour prior to the visit. Each slot can have a maximum of 8 people (including any under 3’s), who must all comprise of the same family/friends group. Each slot can only be booked by one group.
  • Tickets are available at 10-minute intervals from the hour. Groups must arrive at the start time for their visit i.e. for a booking at 11am you must arrive at 11am not at anytime within the 1 1/2 hour visit slot. Also, do not arrive early as we can’t let you in with an earlier group. If a group is 10 minutes or more late for their time slot they will not be allowed entry. This booking procedure allows us to effectively manage the social distance of our visitors.
  • The maximum length of time for each visit is 1 1/2 hours.
  • Customers will need to show either a printed ticket or an e-ticket on a device. No ticket no entry.
  • We do accept walk-in visitors if we have the capacity to maintain social distancing, but we cannot guarantee entry without a booking.  Please enquire on entry and we’ll do our best to allow your visit. Please do not call us to enquire about walk-in capacity as we simply can’t tell in advance.
  • Only contactless payment will be accepted.
  • The Paleo Pass has been suspended for the summer. For more information on this please visit our ‘Entry Prices’ page.
  • If visitors feel unwell or are self-isolating on the day they were due to visit they can transfer their tickets to another day/time

Pushchairs/prams etc

Visitor are encouraged to not bring pushchairs or prams in order to maintain social distancing and avoid cross contamination. Where this is not possible visitors must take the pushchairs or prams with them on the tour. We will not offer storage during your visit.

COVID-Secure Operations

  • Maintain social distancing according to the yellow floor markings
  • Follow the one-way system red footprints
  • Please use the hand sanitiser that is located around the exhibition,especially before touching any exhibits
  • Please be respectful of other visitors and our staff
  • We will be cleaning the exhibits throughout the day
  • Due to difficulties with maintaining social distancing several sections of the exhibition have been closed off, including the craft room and top fossil excavation area
  • You are welcome to wear a face covering during your visit, though they are not compulsory
  • Our team may be wearing face coverings for their safety
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