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Saturday, October 21, 2017 to Sunday, April 29, 2018

Located near the Lowcountry Zoo

Prices (in addition to garden admission)
$8.00 for adults
$4.00 for children ages 4 – 12
Free for children 3 and under
10% discount for members 

To provide an entertaining and educational experience for guests of all ages to discover interesting facts about dinosaur history and make connections about Lowcountry natural history

Dinosaurs! will be located in the Butterfly Exhibit and the field adjacent.
The limited time exhibit features both outdoor and indoor experiences.

Indoor Component
Dinosaur Dissection Lab— Volunteers will engage youngsters in “dissecting” realistic-looking dinosaur body parts made of non-latex materials. Located in Brookgreen’s Children’s Discovery Room. Families will learn and explore while using this awesome hands-on activity. Children will also enjoy a make-and-take dinosaur craft, along with several stations with an art, nature and history component. The Children’s Discovery Room is currently open 12-4:30 p.m.

Outdoor Component
Animatronic Dinosaurs—The exhibit features 17 lifelike dinosaur animatronics along an outdoor landscaped pathway. As guests pass by each animatronic, a sensor signals various parts—eyes, head, arms, tail—to move.
Paleontologist Excavation Site—Along the trail, there will be a replica of a paleontologist campsite site that showcases how paleontologists uncover dinosaur specimens, and gives children the chance to uncover “fossils” on their own. 
Colorful Graphics—Signage introduces guests to each of the animatronics that represent the inhabitants from a time gone by, from the Late Jurassic Period when the Stegosaurus roamed North America 150 million years ago to the Late Cretaceous Period of 85-75 million years ago when the Pteranodon wandered the earth.

Animatronics include:
Tyrannosaurus Rex
Dracorex hogwartsia


Open daily from 9:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.  During Nights of a Thousand Candles, the Gardens are only open from 3:00 p.m.  - 10:00 p.m. Regular general admission tickets are not valid for these days. Nov. 30, Dec 1-2; Dec 7-9; Dec 14-17.
Closed Christmas Day

Please note: For their safety and the safety of our animal collection, pets are not allowed in Brookgreen Gardens, nor can they be left in vehicles inside Brookgreen.
Service animals are welcome.


Under 4
Children 4-12
Adults 13-64
Seniors 65 & Over


1931 Brookgreen Drive

Murrells Inlet, SC 29576

Off US Highway 17 Bypass, between Murrells Inlet and Pawleys Island