Dinosaurs 6.7.-11.8.2024 at Aino Areena, Järvenpää

The whole family’s interactive Dinosaurs exhibition conquers Aino Areena

Awaken your inner palaeontologist, walk in the dinosaurs’ footsteps and discover the fascinating lives of these largest reptiles to ever walk our planet. Aino Areena’s summer exhibition contains twenty moving and vocal dinosaur figures, which have been made in the look and size of their prehistoric counterparts.

There is the king of the dinosaurs Tyrannosaurus rex, the giant Brachiosaurus, the cunning Velociraptor and many other old and new acquaintances! An exciting journey through time, The Dinosaurs Summer Exhibition tears away the fern veil of mystery and gives a peek into the kingdoms inhabited by ferocious lizards and inventive herbivores in the Mesozoic era.

The tour begins with the Triassic period about 230 million years ago and goes through the Jurassic period to the late Cretaceous period about 65 million years ago when the age of the dinosaurs ended. Under the wooden arches of the Aino Areena, there are spectacular stagings that transport visitors to the middle of a vast green jungle landscape. With an immersive tour, you can immerse yourself in VR worlds containing researched information that bring the dinosaurs and their habitats to life in a fun and educational way. For the youngest  palaeontologists in the family, the exhibition includes a functional play area where children can dig for fossils in the sand. Exhibition visitors can enjoy refreshments in the Dino cafe, and the shared summer day culminates in the Dino store, which sells dinosaur-themed toys, games and products for all ages!


More than a million visitors

The exhibition, which uses high-level animatronics, was produced in Italy, where it has been seen by more than a million visitors.

The exhibition toured internationally under the name Dinosaur Invasion and was very popular in Rome, Milan, Naples and Florence, as well as Basel and Lugano in Switzerland. In the summer of 2023, the Dinosaurs summer exhibition had its Finnish premiere in Tampere at Tampere House, where the exhibition was a huge success and a favourite of the public, which is still talked about today.

The European exhibition organizer World Touring Exhibitions is behind the exhibition.

Information about different ticket types:

Most of the ticket types require you to book your time of arrival at the exhibition in advance for a certain hour. With this, we aim to prevent long queues and ensure a smooth arrival and a pleasant exhibition experience for everyone.

Family tickets: The family ticket is intended for 4 people (2 adults + 2 children or 1 adult + 3 children). Children under 2 can enter the exhibition for free.

To prevent long queues and at the request of the public, hourly tickets are sold for the exhibition, so that we can ensure a smooth and comfortable experience for all exhibition visitors.

Book your arrival time to the nearest hour. There is no set time limit for touring the exhibition, so you can enjoy the exhibition and the accompanying program for as long as you would like. However, at the time of purchasing tickets, you must select the arrival time to the exhibition to the nearest hour. For example, if you buy an 11 am to 12 pm ticket, you can only enter the  exhibition during that selected hour. You can arrive as early as 11 am, but you can also arrive at the end of the hour. The date you chose is written on the ticket.

You should allow 1.5–2 hours to tour the exhibition and to visit the cafes and shops.

You are also able to buy an open-day ticket in advance, with no set arrival time you can arrive exactly when you want on the day that you choose.