“We had the Dino Encounters team out for our sons 5th birthday and it was incredible! The kids were curious and a little shy to start with, but Sam and Roland were amazing with the kids and big kids who wanted to interact with Hunter. Something a bit different especially if you have dino-obessed kids like I do! Definitely worth it and we appreciated them driving a bit out of their way to visit us. Thanks team!”Melissa, Hatton Vale
“We were lucky enough to have Dinosaur Encounters come to our fete and they were a HUGE success! I cannot even begin to say how much the kids loved following the dinosaur around and even having a chance to hold the lead and walk it themselves! They provided an informative stage show as well. Highly recommend.”Sonia, Holland Park West
Entertainment – parties
Dino Encounters offers a service called “Rent-a-Dino”. If you need a dinosaur to surprise your work mates, appear at a social/educational event for the grownups, or just to provide a pre-historic twist to your function Dino Encounters can fill that need. We hire out our T-rex “Hunter” along with our professional puppeteer so that you can be sure that you are getting a truly unique dino experience without lifting a finger.
children’s parties / birthday parties
Dino Encounters is primarily a child focused entertainment company whose core values centre around providing an exciting and educational dinosaur based experience. Be it an unforgettable birthday experience or educational school appearance, Dino Encounters is the perfect way to entertain your own party guests.
kindergarten/childcare educational events
Dino Encounters is the perfect way to get children engaged in our pre-historic world. Dino Encounters offers a unique and hands-on learning experience bound to thrill and ignite young inquisitive minds. With our realistic Dinosaur Shows and Fossil Discovery Experiences we bring the past to life transforming the average chid-care/school day into a day they will never forget.
Faq's and interactive quiz
A paleontologist is a scientist who studies the fossilized remains of all kinds of organisms and is interested in knowing the history of organic life on earth. Paleontology is more than just dinosaurs!
Sir Richard Owen (1804-1892) who was a Victorian scientist. He established the London Natural History Museum in 1881 and invented the term "dinosaur". The word "dinosaur" of course has its roots in the Greek language for "terrible lizard", but Owen would have meant the word "terrible" to be understood as "awesome" or "fearfully great".
There have been many previous contenders for the title "world's biggest dinosaur" but the most recent pretender to the throne is the Argentinosaurus who was one of the biggest supersized Sauropod on Earth. Weighed in at about 77 tonnes.
The Tyrannosaurus Rex skeleton named "Sue" sold for $8.3 million during a 1997 auction. "Sue" was the largest and most complete T. rex skeleton ever found. Was nicknamed Sue after its discoverer paleontologist Sue Hendrickson. Measurements of Sue suggest T. rex was one of the largest carnivorous dinosaurs to ever live, coming in at up to 13 feet (4 meters) tall.
Dinosaur fossils have been found on all seven continents.
I just wanted to say a massive thank you for the party entertainment you put on for Harvey’s party. The guys had that bunch of 20 kids captivated from start to finish even with the 1.5hrs. I knew it would be good but it was truly incredible! Every parent commented how fabulous it was. And most importantly the birthday boy has said several times that is the best birthday party he’s ever been too!
Thank you again.
Dear Aidan, thank you so much for a wonderful afternoon at "Little Willow" and for making our daughter Eliza’s 4th birthday celebrations so memorable and special!
The kids absolutely loved it! You are professional, knowledgeable, creative and fun! Thank you for sharing your amazing talents and passion for dinosaurs with us!!
Aidan was so professional, and he delivered an unforgettable experience for all the guests at our sons Birthday. He was engaging, exciting, witty- I don’t know who had more fun, the kids or the adults!! Aidan, your performance was absolutely amazing- from the bottom of my heart I just want to say thank you. It takes a special kind of person to engage and interact with kids like you do, the little people at our party were captivated by you. Our adult guests were raving about you the whole time.
What an amazing experience for our little guy, his friends and family thoroughly enjoyed the show. It was entertaining, captivating and the dino handlers played their parts to perfection, the kids were captivated.
You guys are amazing! We had an absolute blast today. Aiden was absolutely fantastic and so good with the kids. Will definitely hire you guys again. The most perfect addition to our Dino themed Party!
I cannot recommend Dino Encounters enough. They made our 5 year old dinosaur obsessed girls party such a success. All the guys were so friendly and so engaging with all the kids. They absolutely loved it, and the parents were captivated also. Great show!
Highly recommend these guys, exceptional at doing what they do best. Kept kids entertained the whole time. Please do the Jurassic package. Amazing company with passionate team. We had it for our son’s 6th birthday party.
Thank you Dino Encounters for coming along to our Child Care Open Day! You guys absolutely ROCK! You sparked our imaginations and everyone learnt about dinosaurs while having heads of fun. I 110% recommend Dino Encounters for any parties, open days or incursions.
We just had diniencounters come for my son's 5th birthday and couldn't he happier. We got the Jurassic Park package and it was worth every cent. The entertainers were friendly and just amazing. They really kept the children engaged with their fantastic performance. Highly recommend.
Highly recommend Dino Encounters.
They exceeded any expectation I had. The show was educational and engaging from start to finish. Aidan is enthusiastic and funny when performing and interacting with the children. Hunter the T.Rex and the baby dinosaur puppets are amazing. Roland, Aidan and Tyler make a great team and I can't thank them enough for coming along and helping us celebrate my son's birthday.