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Roaring Good Time: Traveling Dinosaur Exhibit Opens at Del Mar

Tickets for each vehicle are $49; an audio tour is available in both English and Spanish

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Families, children and dinosaur aficionados can indulge in some prehistoric fun the first week of the new year as Del Mar hosts a drive-thru dino experience.

The Jurassic Quest Drive Thru is making its way to Southern California, and its first stop is at the Del Mar Fairgrounds, which admitted the first guests on Friday. Dino lovers can catch sight of replicas of prehistoric creatures that once stomped the earth.

The touring dinosaur exhibit features creatures both great and small, and even has a 50-foot megalodon on display. More than 70 animatronic dinosaurs are showcased in the exhibit, and guests will have the chance to see them roar and move – and one may even swing their tail toward them.

Attendants will be able to experience the event from the comfort of their own vehicles in the drive-thru exhibit, which is scheduled to run at the following locations:

  • Jan. 1-10: Del Mar Fairgrounds
  • Jan. 15-31: Rose Bowl Stadium, in Pasadena
  • Feb. 5-14: Orange County Fair & Event Center, in Costa Mesa
  • Feb. 19--28: Fairplex, in Pomona
Children get an up-close look at a miniature dinosaur. Photo courtesy of Jurassic Quest Drive Thru

In wake of the coronavirus pandemic, guests must wear masks in areas they are allowed to exit their cars. Social distancing is mandatory at the event; all dinosaurs and workstations are sanitized multiple times a day.

Tickets for each vehicle are $49, and an audio tour is available in both English and Spanish. Accommodations can be made for visitors who are hearing-impaired.

For more information or to purchase tickets, click here.

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