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Jurassic Quest to return to Minot

Show brings realistic dinosaur experience

Submitted Photo A child enjoys the Mighty Megalodon exhibit at Jurassic Quest.

The largest and most realistic dinosaur exhibit in North America is coming back to Minot. Jurassic Quest will bring more than 100 photorealistic dinosaurs, dinosaur-themed rides and dinosaur shows to the North Dakota State Fairgrounds March 25-27.

Jurassic Quest is one of the first indoor family edutainment shows to re-launch since March 2020 due to the pandemic. The event will include interactive science and art activities, a “Triceratots” soft play area for the littlest explorers, bounce houses and inflatable attractions, photo opportunities, and more.

Families can 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. Dinosaurs 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.

Tickets start at $19 at www.jurassicquest.com or on-site, and include a 100% ticket guarantee for full refunds in event of a show cancellation or postponement.

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. Souvenir photography and animal art tattoos are available at a separate cost. Entry is free for children younger than age 2.

Event hours are Friday, March 25, from 1-8 p.m.; Saturday, March 26, from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m.; and Sunday, March 27, from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Jurassic Quest has implemented enhanced cleaning procedures throughout the event and follows local government and venue restrictions.

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