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Dino Desert: Largest Dinosaur Park In Malaysia With 144 Life-Sized Dinos That Move & Roar

Dino Desert in Kajang

The school holidays are in full swing, which can only mean one thing: the grown-ups are trying to figure out what to do and where to bring the kiddos. Instead of killing time at shopping malls, bring the whole family to the newly opened dinosaur park, Dino Desert.

This new attraction in Kajang boasts life-sized replicas of dinosaurs that move their necks and bare their huge teeth at you as you walk past them – you’ll feel just like a main character from Jurassic World.

It’s also touted as the largest dinosaur park in Malaysia, and in Southeast Asia.

A dinosaur-themed attraction in Kajang

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Image adapted from: Monkeys Canopy via Facebook

Dino Desert can be found at Monkeys Canopy Resort, a recently opened resort in Sungai Long, Kajang. It’s just a 30-minute drive from Kuala Lumpur, and near another attraction in the area, Sungai Long Waterfall.

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Image adapted from: Monkeys Canopy via Facebook

The 11-acre theme park opened its doors on 25th May 2024, gaining wide attention online for its collection of dinosaurs scattered around an outdoor space. There are 144 of them, to be precise.

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Image adapted from: Monkeys Canopy via Facebook

Get an up-close look at formidable dinosaur species such as the ever-popular T-Rex, as well as Sauropods, Triceratops, Brachiosaurus, and more.

Most of them are animatronic, so expect to be rawr-ed at when you’re strolling through the park.

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Image credit: @mavenwee via Instagram

The park features a desert landscape, complete with sand dunes and cacti as backdrops for the dinosaurs. Picture yourself flung back into the Mesozoic era, when dinosaurs roamed the earth and the scenery is stripped back.

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Image credit: M Faizal M Rasid via Facebook

What to do at Dino Desert

It’s not all just snapping photos with dinos at the theme park.

Those eager to learn more about the fascinating prehistoric creatures can find plaques accompanying each one of them at the park, which has the names and information of the dinosaurs on them.

The kiddos can also burn off all that extra energy at a dinosaur-themed playground, with slides and jungle gym. There’s also a Carnotaurus replica that the kiddos can hop on for photos.

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Image credit: Adeel Khalid via Facebook

Whenever you start to feel peckish while on your adventure here, grab a quick bite to eat at Bone Bites, a restaurant that can be found inside the park.

As for admission fees, tickets to Dino Desert are priced RM55/adult (13 years old & above), and RM45/pax for children (3-12 years old), senior citizens, and persons with disabilities.

Face huge dinosaurs at Dino Desert

We can’t help but be fascinated by dinosaurs. As scary and fierce as they may seem, they are awe-inspiring in their various sizes and forms. At Dino Desert, the past comes to life with their variety of realistic dinosaurs that will intrigue dinophiles, kiddos, and the adults alike.

Address: Lot 683, Jalan Persiaran Bukit Eggang Sungai Long Hill, Sungai Long, 43200 Kajang, Selangor
Opening hours: 10am-10pm, Daily
Contact: 010-251 2298 | Monkeys Canopy’s website

For more school holiday activities, check out these indoor playgrounds and family-friendly activities in Klang Valley.

Cover image adapted from: Monkeys Canopy via Facebook, M Faizal M Rasid via Facebook, @mavenwee via Instagram