They’re back: St. George goes Jurassic

A child pets an animatronic dinosaur at a Jurassic Quest show, date and location unknown | Photo courtesy of Jurassic Quest, St. George News

ST. GEORGE – It’s not Jurassic Park – but it’s pretty close. On June 7 and 8, life-size dinosaurs will invade the Dixie Center St. George as Jurassic Quest comes to town.

This national traveling show, which is “the largest exhibition of lifelike, moving, museum-quality dinosaurs in North America,” according to the Jurassic Quest website, features all things dino – including between 40-50 life-size animatronic dinosaurs that move and make noise; dinosaur rides; fossil digs; and a “dino bounce area” complete with huge inflatable dinosaurs and giant mazes.

“It’s a really fun show for the kids – and not just for kids but for adults, too,” said Tom Martinez, show coordinator.

Jurassic Quest crew members unload an animatronic dinosaur, date and location unknown | Photo courtesy of Jurassic Quest, St. George News
Jurassic Quest crew members unload an animatronic dinosaur, date and location unknown | Photo courtesy of Jurassic Quest, St. George News

Martinez said the show travels all over the country, but booking is primarily focused in the Northwest. Transporting the huge dinosaurs and other exhibits from city to city is no easy feat.

“We typically fill up four semitrucks at every show,” Martinez said.

The lifelike quality of the show’s exhibits, which were created by a team of dinosaur experts with collaborative input from paleontological partners, has given Jurassic Quest a solid reputation, according to the company’s website.

“It’s pretty neat,” Martinez said. “It’s almost like live dinosaurs.”

The Jurassic fun will take place Saturday from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. and Sunday from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Admission is $18 for adults, $13 for kids ages 2-12, and $16 for military members and senior citizens.

Event details

  • When: Saturday, June 7, 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. and Sunday, June 8, 9 a.m.to 6 p.m.
  • Where: Dixie Center St. George, 1835 Convention Center Dr., St. George
  • Admission: $18 adults, $13 kids ages 2-12, $16 for military and senior citizens
  • Website: Jurassic Quest

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