Jurassic Quest Dinosaur Experience At The Fairgrounds Sept. 15-17

Get up close and personal with life-size dinosaurs at Jurassic Quest.

North America’s most popular interactive dinosaur experience is back, bigger and better than ever. South Florida families can walk among the nation’s biggest herd of photorealistic dinosaurs when Jurassic Quest opens at the South Florida Fairgrounds Expo Center for one weekend only, Sept. 15-17.

Loved by millions, only Jurassic Quest can bring families memories this big! Walk through 165 million years of the Triassic, Jurassic and Cretaceous periods to learn about the creatures that ruled the Earth. In addition to life-like dinosaurs, Jurassic Quest’s classic experiences for the whole family include some of the largest rideable dinosaurs in North America, live dinosaur shows, interactive science and art activities including a fossil dig, and real fossils like t-rex teeth, a triceratops horn and a life-size dino skull, a “Triceratots” soft play area for the littlest explorers, bounce houses and inflatable attractions, photo opportunities and more.

New for 2023, Jurassic Quest is bringing more hands-on activities, education and fun. This evolution, Jurassic Quest includes an expanded Excavation Station and more Jurassic-themed rides and inflatables. Even the animatronic herd has expanded to include fan favorites, the Utahraptor and Giganotosaurus. In addition to “The Quest,” a self-guided, scavenger-hunt-style activity where budding paleontologists can become Jr. Dinosaur Trainers, Jurassic Quest has launched a new video tour that is already getting “roaring good” reviews from families and features star dino trainers Safari Sarah, Dino Dustin, Prehistoric Nick and Park Ranger Marty (available onsite and on your phone via QR code). All expanded activities are included with general admission.

The Jurassic Quest herd of animatronic dinos, from the largest predators to playful baby dinos, are displayed in realistic scenes with some that move and roar, allowing guests to experience them as they were when they roamed Earth millions of years ago. Jurassic Quest works in collaboration with leading paleontologists to ensure each dinosaur is painstakingly replicated in every detail, from coloration to teeth size, to textured skin, fur or feathers, drawing on the latest research about how dinosaurs looked and moved. Families also have the unique opportunity to meet the babies, hatched only at Jurassic Quest: Cammie the Camarasaurus, Tyson the T-Rex and Trixie the Triceratops.

Advance purchase online is recommended to ensure the desired date and availability at www.jurassicquest.com, or tickets are available on-site, and include a 100 percent ticket guarantee. In the event of a show cancellation or postponement for any reason, ticket purchases will be automatically refunded for the full purchase amount.

General admission tickets include access to the dinosaur exhibits, arts and crafts activities, and dinosaur shows. There are rides and activities that require activity tickets available on site, or guests can upgrade to the Kids Unlimited Ticket (the best value for children ages 2 to 10). Entry is free for children under age 2.

Guests can walk through the dinosaur experience at their own pace, and strollers are permitted. Socks are required for inflatable attractions.

Hours are: Friday, Sept. 15 from noon to 8 p.m.; Saturday, Sept. 16 from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m.; and Sunday, Sept. 17 from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. The South Florida Fairgrounds Expo Center is located at 9067 Southern Blvd.

For more information and tickets, visit www.jurassicquest.com.