Jurassic Quest experience roars back to Jacksonville for in-person event next month

Kids can ride dinosaurs, dig for fossils, watch live shows and more!

Jurassic Quest heads to Jacksonville

JACKSONVILLE, Fla.Jurassic Quest, the nation’s largest and most realistic dinosaur experience, is coming back to Jacksonville this summer!

The dino-mite event will be held at The Prime F. Osborn III Convention Center from Friday, July 15 to Sunday, July 17, and will feature unique experiences for the whole family including life-like dinosaurs, dinosaur-themed rides, live dinosaur shows, interactive science and art activities, a “Triceratots” soft play area for the littlest explorers, bounce houses and inflatable attractions, photo opportunities, and more. 

Jurassic Quest offers the chance to see prehistoric fiction Hollywood favorites like Giganotosaurus, T.rex, Therizinosaurus, Triceratops, Allosaurus, Dilophosaurus and more. Families can count on T-rexcellent entertainment with the dino herd and trainers.

Credit: Jurassic Quest

Families can meet interactive baby dinosaurs, walk through the Cretaceous, Jurassic and Triassic periods to see the dinos that ruled on land, and “deep dive” into the “Ancient Oceans” exhibit to come face to face with the largest apex predator that ever existed – a moving, life-size, 50-foot-long megalodon!

Can’t make the event? Never fear, there is new online content and dino-tastic activities in store to experience virtually. Dino trainers recently celebrated International Dinosaur Day with online family fun virtual sessions. If you didn’t join, you can now experience Dino Storytime, Show & Tell and Dino Facts and Faves sessions anytime. Families also can create their own dinosaur fun at home including craft activities, word searches, coloring pages and more provided for free here.

Click here to purchase tickets for the event and for a full list of dates.

Kids Unlimited Admission (ages 2-12): Ticket includes access to all rides and activities: $36

Kids Standard Admission (ages 2-12): Ticket includes entry into the exhibit and limited activities: $22

Adult Standard Admission (ages 13+): Ticket allows entry into the exhibit: $22

Senior Standard Admission (ages 65+): Ticket allows entry into the exhibit: $19 (ID required at door)

Tickets for premium activities/rides can be purchased on-site.

Dates and times: July 15, Friday 9 a.m. -8 p.m., July 16, Saturday 9 a.m. - 8 p.m., July 17, Sunday 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.

T.rex-sized Summer Fun with Jurassic Quest

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