Dinosaurs back in Dayton: Jurassic Quest interactive experience is THIS weekend

Jurassic Quest returning to Dayton soon

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Jurassic Quest returning to Dayton soon

Go back in time 65 million years to a time when dinosaurs roamed the earth in this rare Jurassic Quest event taking place Feb. 8-10 at the Dayton Convention Center.

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Jurassic Quest returning to Dayton soon

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There was a dino-sized turnout last year when Jurassic Quest made a stop in Dayton on its nationwide tour. Here’s what’s new for Jurassic Quest in 2019:

- 24-foot Carnotaurus and T-Rex rides, which are billed as the largest rideable dinosaurs in North America

- New walking dinosaur rides

- 30 new dinosaurs. Over 80 total dinosaurs, including a life-size Spinosaurus, Apatosaurus, Triceratops, Giganotosaurus, Pinochiorex, Dracorex, Ouranosaurus, and many more moving, breathing, and even walking dinosaurs

- New activities

- New walking Dilophosaurus and Herrerasaurus

- New fossil digs, and NEW paleontology and fossil stations

- New dino petting zoo (for toddlers)

- New dino scooters (current requirement is 3 and under)

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There are Kids VIP tickets ($36) that include unlimited rides and activities. Regular Kid tickets ($22) include dinosaur exhibit, dinosaur tour, dino cinema, science stations, dino crafts and more. Parking is $2 per hour before 6 p.m. and $1 per hour after 6 p.m.

It's not required, however, it's recommended to purchase tickets ahead of time, as they could sell out. Purchase tickets online at jurassicquest.com. 

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Jurassic Quest returning to Dayton soon

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Jurassic Quest returning to Dayton soon

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Interacting with a real-life dinosaur may sound scary, but there is no reason to fear these robotic life-like puppets. Unlimited dinosaur ridesJurassic jeeps and dino scooters along with bounce housesbungee pulls and more are part of the entertainment.

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Jurassic Quest returning to Dayton soon

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Guests will have an opportunity to pet and play with baby dinosaurs, touch and hang out with the toddler-aged T-Rex and Spinosaurus, and the children will actually have a chance to ride a moving dinosaur, with five different dinosaurs to choose from.

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Jurassic Quest returning to Dayton soon

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Jurassic Quest returning to Dayton soon

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Jurassic Quest returning to Dayton soon

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Want To Go? 

When: 3 p.m. to 8 p.m. Friday, Feb. 8; 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, Feb. 9-10

Where: Dayton Convention Center, 22 E. Fifth St., Dayton

Cost: Standard tickets: Child (ages 2- 12) $22, Adult - $22, Senior 65+ - $20

VIP Child - $36

Info & Tickets: Facebook | Website

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