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Something big is coming to Columbia, South Carolina! Really, really big! Jurassic Quest will be at the Columbia Metropolitan Convention Center on July 7, 8 and 9, 2023.
This is the largest and most popular dinosaur event on tour in North America.
Jurassic Quest Hours
- Friday, July 7 – 12 pm to 8 pm
- Saturday, July 8 – 9 am to 8 pm
- Sunday, July 9 – 9 am to 7 pm
You can walk among more than 100 life sized animatronic dinosaurs. Watching them come to life is a thrilling experience for both adults and children. It’s thrilling, but not scary at all.
Every dinosaur was painstakingly reproduced in every detail in collaboration with leading paleontologists. These incredibly realistic dinosaurs are true in size and detail. Some of the dinosaurs have fur while others have scales or feathers.
Each dinosaur has an animatronic metal frame over which layers of foam were placed. Motors located inside the dinosaurs make them move. The dinosaurs can turn their heads, swing their tails and some can walk.
You can experience a one of a kind Raptor Training Experience. You’ll have a chance to meet lovable baby dinosaurs, like the adorable Tyson the T-Rex, Trixie the Triceratops and Cammie the Camarasaurus. And you’ll get to meet their Dinosaur Trainers.
There will be Dinosaur Bounce Houses, Dinosaur Bungee Pull, games and all the inflatables kids can handle. Kids will love the walking Dinosaur Rides and stationary Dinosaur Rides. “Tricera-tots” is a soft play space for the smallest dinosaur lovers.
You’ll also see
- Crafts Station
- Fossil Digs
- Jurassic Jeeps
- Coloring Station
- Fossil Experience
- The Quest
The dinosaurs come in all sizes, from the chicken sized Microraptor to the towering Tyrannosaurus Rex. Marvel at the Deinonychus with its nine foot length and many birdlike features. You’ll see an Aviatyrannis, Ceratosaurus, Pterodactylus and Stegosaurus.
Entry to Jurassic Quest is allowed until one hour before the event closes. Children under 18 must be accompanied by an adult. Children under the age of two get free admission.
Book your ticket here and you can save $3 to $7 (10% to 25% discount) on each ticket.
Coming to Columbia from out of town? Well, we travel to Columbia all the time, and we have a few hotels within walking distance we recommend.
Aloft Columbia Downtown is just a six-minute walk away; you can read our review of Aloft Columbia Downtown here.
Courtyard by Marriott Columbia Downtown at USC is just a twelve-minute walk away; you can read our review of this hotel here.
Springhill Suites Downtown Columbia is just a thirteen-minute walk away; you can read our review of this hotel here.