Jurassic Quest returns to Roanoke for a DINO-mite weekend!

Roanoke Valley News

(Photo: Courtesy Greg Wiley/Jurassic Quest)

ROANOKE, Va. (WFXR) — Dinosaurs are taking over the Roanoke Valley this weekend!

Jurassic Quest is returning the Berglund Center from Friday, Oct. 15 through Sunday, Oct. 17, with more than 100 realistic dinosaurs, themed rides, and interactive science activities.

Jurassic Quest is one of the first indoor family edutainment shows to re-launch since March 2020 due to the pandemic and will open at the Berglund Center with its most beloved and unique experiences for the whole family including more than 100 life-like dinosaurs, dinosaur themed rides, live dinosaur shows, interactive science and art activities, a “Triceratots” soft play area for our littlest explorers, face painting, bounce houses and inflatable attractions (socks required), photo opportunities, and more. 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! Meet the babies, hatched only at Jurassic Quest: Cammie the Camarasaurus, Tyson the T-Rex and Trixie the Triceratops – and, you may even catch one of our star dino trainers: Safari Sarah, Dino Dustin, Captain Caleb, Prehistoric Nick or Park Ranger Marty!

Loved by millions, only Jurassic Quest can bring families memories this BIG! 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 the earth billions 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 we understand dinosaurs and ancient giants of the sea looked and moved.

Greg Wiley, Jurassic Quest

A child ticket costs — although kids under 2 get in for free — while adults get in for $22. To learn more about the activities and exhibits at Jurassic Quest, buy tickets, or check out the coronavirus protocols in place, follow this link.

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