North America’s Largest Dinosaur Exhibit Visits Oklahoma
Jurassic Quest Takes on Shawnee, Oklahoma
Millions of years ago, dinosaurs roamed the earth—but why should we leave them in the science textbooks of the past? Bringing our prehistoric friends into the modern world, Jurassic Quest ismigrating to Shawnee Oct. 22-24 at The Heart of Oklahoma Expo Center, 1700 W Independence. With more than 100 life-sized dinosaurs, this interactive event will have your kids—and possibly you—left in awe as you relive the magic of your own childhood. Jurassic Quest creates memorable experiences for the whole family with dino-themed rides, live shows, interactive science and art activities, and even bounce areas for the little ones. These animatronic dinosaurs are crafted to realistically represent the creatures of the past, as 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, and drawing on the latest research about how we understand [these] ancient giants.”
The show began as Dan Arnold toured a multitude of convention centers to sell electronics. Deciding to create his own show, Arnold picked the world of dinosaurs to unite people of all ages. “Jurassic Quest gives kids a chance to see their dinosaur picture books come to life,” said Park Ranger Marty Hoffman. “We pride ourselves in being not only fun but also educational. Kids and adults that are interested in dinosaurs find themselves also learning about many other sciences in the process—and a more scientifically educated public is definitely a good thing.”
With three mind-blowing shows, Jurassic Quest provides an impressive prehistoric experience, with glimpses of 50-foot-long moving megalodons, baby dinos, and more. Grab the whole family and head to Shawnee for a blast from the past.
Tickets can be found at jurassicquest.com.