• Gina Rullo

Jurassic Quest coming to Philadelphia Jan. 15


Jurassic Quest, which runs from January 15-23, will offer visitors of all ages an interactive experience with more than 100 photorealistic dinosaurs. (Courtesy Photo)


The largest and most realistic dinosaur exhibit in North America is back, bigger and better than ever!


More than 100 photorealistic dinosaurs are ready to delight Philadelphia-area families when Jurassic Quest opens at the Pennsylvania Convention Center for a two-week run from January 15-23.


Jurassic Quest is one of the first indoor family edutainment shows to re-launch since March 2020 due to the pandemic and will open indoors 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, 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!


Jurassic Quest, which runs from January 15-23, will offer visitors of all ages an interactive experience with more than 100 photorealistic dinosaurs. (Courtesy Photo)

Loved by millions, Jurassic Quest can only 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.


Tickets are timed entry and start at $19—reserve online to ensure desired date and time at www.jurassicquest.com—or are available on-site, and include a 100 percent ticket guarantee that in the event of a show cancellation or postponement for any reason, ticket purchases will be automatically refunded for the full purchase amount. Tickets are for a timed arrival window, and advance ticket purchase is strongly encouraged. Guests can walk through the dinosaur experience at their own pace, and strollers are permitted.


General admission tickets include access to the dinosaur and marine exhibits, arts and crafts activities and dinosaur shows. There are rides and activities that require activity tickets available on site, or guests can upgrade to the Kids Unlimited Rides ticket (the best value for children ages 2-12). Souvenir photography and animal art tattoos are available at a separate cost. Entry is free for children under age 2.


Tickets are available at jurassicquest.com/events/philadelphia-pa.


Pennsylvania Convention Center is located at 1101 Arch St. in Philadelphia.


Since 2013, Jurassic Quest has been touring epic dinosaur experiences treating millions of people across North America to an as-close-as-you-can-get look at the giants that ruled the Earth and sea millions of years ago. Jurassic Quest is the largest and most realistic dinosaur exhibition in North America. Developed with leading paleontologists, each dinosaur has been painstakingly replicated in every detail including the most realistic likenesses, movement and sound.


Jurassic Quest produced 96 multi-day events in 34 states and Canada and sold over one million tickets in 2019, and has hosted over 2.5 million fans at its Jurassic Quest Drive Thru touring throughout the country since June 2020.


For more information and tickets visit jurassicquest.com.