Jurassic Quest Is Roaring Into Dallas’ Fair Park in June

The largest and most realistic dinosaur exhibit on tour will be making a stop at Fair Park's Centennial Hall as part of an extensive U.S.-Canadian tour.

Billed as the #1 dino experience in North America, Jurassic Quest will be roaring into Dallas’ Fair Park June 9-11.

The largest and most realistic dinosaur exhibit on tour will be making a stop at Fair Park’s Centennial Hall as part of an extensive U.S.-Canadian tour.

The exhibit will include life-like dinosaurs, dinosaur rides, live dinosaur shows, interactive science and art activities, bounce houses, inflatable attractions and more.

Animatronic dinos are ‘painstakingly replicated in every detail’

The animatronic dinos—from the biggest 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 the earth billions of years ago.” Jurassic Quest says it 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 we understand dinosaurs and ancient giants of the sea looked and moved.”

This year’s tour includes an expanded Excavation Station and more Jurassic-themed rides and inflatables. And the animatronic herd has expanded to include fan favorites the Utahraptor and Giganotosaurus.

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