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Jurassic Quest: Dinosaurs to Invade Del Mar This Weekend

Dinosaurs are returning to Del Mar this weekend as part of a traveling exhibit and show called Jurassic Quest.

If you’re not familiar, Jurassic Quest bills itself as the largest and most realistic touring dinosaur exhibit. The traveling show will come to the Del Mar Fairgrounds as part of a cross-country tour this weekend.

In other words, although it’s primarily known as the home of Del Mar’s San Diego County Fair, the fairgrounds themselves will certainly be transformed into an ancient dinosaur habitat.

The show includes animatronic dinosaurs ranging from the legendary Tyrannosaurus rex to the 80-foot-long Apatosaurus. Visitors will be able to relive 165 million years of dinosaur history as they walk through portions of the show focused on the Cretaceous, Jurassic, and Triassic periods.

Jurassic Quest says that they worked with leading paleontologists to ensure that they recreated the animatronic dinosaurs as accurately as possible. This attention-to-detail even includes everything from the color and texture of dinosaurs down to the size of their teeth.

Although the exhibit will be fun for the whole family in Del Mar, it’s also sure to be educational. Visitors can learn about dinosaurs and paleontology as they dig up fossils or see real-life dinosaur bones dating back more than 60 million years.

Other attractions will include Jurassic Jeep and dinosaur rides, interactive science and art activities, live dinosaur shows, fossil digs, bounce houses, games, and a soft play area for little ones.

The Jurassic Quest also includes an interactive, self-guided scavenger hunt that lets visitors search for 10 different clues to earn a reward.

The exhibit will be open from noon to 8 p.m. Friday, 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. Saturday, and 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Sunday. Tickets range from $22 to $40, but admission is free for children under age 2. Do know that parking at the fairgrounds will cost an extra $20.

Tickets are available here.

Media credit: Images courtesy of jurassicquest.com