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Jurassic Quest Comes to the Lansing Center

Lansing-area families can walk among the nation’s biggest herd of photorealistic dinosaurs when Jurassic Quest opens at the Lansing Center for one weekend only, Dec. 15-17.

Attendees can walk through 165 million years of the Triassic, Jurassic and Cretaceous periods to learn about the creatures that ruled the earth. In addition to lifelike dinosaurs, Jurassic Quest’s classic experiences for the whole family include some of the largest rideable dinosaurs in North America, live shows, interactive science and art activities including a fossil dig and real fossils like T-Rex teeth, a triceratops horn and life-size dino skull, a Triceratots soft play area for the littlest explorers, bounce houses and inflatable attractions, photo opportunities, and more.

New for 2023, Jurassic Quest is bringing more hands-on activities, education and fun with an expanded excavation station and more Jurassic-themed rides and inflatables. The animatronic herd has expanded to include fan favorites the Utahraptor and Giganotosaurus. In addition to The Quest, a self-guided scavenger hunt style activity where budding paleontologists can become junior dinosaur trainers, Jurassic Quest has launched a new video tour.

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 Earth millions of years ago. Jurassic Quest works in collaboration with leading paleontologists to ensure each dinosaur is replicated in every detail, drawing on the latest research about how we understand dinosaurs looked and moved. Families also have the unique opportunity to meet the babies, hatched only at Jurassic Quest: Cammie the Camarasaurus, Tyson the T-Rex and Trixie the Triceratops.

Guests can walk through the dinosaur experience at their own pace, and strollers are permitted. Socks will be required for inflatable attractions. Some venues may have wheelchairs for use, but contact the venue in advance to make arrangements.

Tickets are available online. General admission includes live shows, arts and crafts activities and dinosaur exhibits. Tickets for individual activities are available on-site. Free entry for children under 2.  Tickets will also be available on-site at the Lansing Center.

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