Nation’s Biggest Dinosaur Experience Migrates Indoors to OC

December 15, 2021

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 families when Jurassic Quest® heads indoors in two SoCal locations to ring in the new year: Anaheim Convention Center (Dec. 29 - Jan. 2) and Ventura County Fairgrounds (Jan. 15-17).

Jurassic Quest is one of the first indoor family edutainment shows to re-launch since March 2020 due to the pandemic -- its drive-thru iteration sold out two Rose Bowl runs earlier this year -- and will return to SoCal with its most beloved and unique indoor experiences for the whole family including more than 100 life-like dinosaurs, dinosaur-themed rides and attractions, live dinosaur shows, interactive science and art activities, a “Triceratots” soft play area for our littlest explorers, 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. 


Tickets start at $19 at jurassicquest.com or on-site and include a 100% 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. Advance ticket purchase is strongly encouraged. Guests can walk through the dinosaur experience at their own pace, and strollers are permitted. Some venues may have wheelchairs for use, but please contact the venue in advance to make arrangements.

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. 

Advance purchase online recommended. Cost for entry:



KIDS UNLIMITED RIDES (INCLUDES ENTRY): $36 for all-you-can-ride access to dinosaur rides, inflatables, fossil dig 

General admission includes live shows, arts and crafts activities, dinosaur and marine exhibits. Tickets for individual & premium activities are available on-site (from $6). Free entry for children under 2. 

Anaheim: Anaheim Convention Center (800 W Katella Avenue, Anaheim.)

Wednesday, December 29, 2021 9 a.m.-8 p.m.

Thursday,  December 30, 2021 9 a.m. - 8 p.m.

Friday,  December 31, 2021 9 a.m. - 8 p.m.

Saturday,  January 1, 2022 11 a.m. - 8 p.m.

Sunday,  January 2, 2022 9 a.m.- 6 p.m. 

Ventura: Ventura County Fairgrounds (10 W Harbor Blvd, Ventura, CA 93001)

Saturday, January 15, 2022 9 a.m. - 8 p.m.

Sunday,  January 16, 2022 9 a.m.-  8 p.m.

Monday,  January 17, 2022 9 a.m. -6 p.m.

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