Jurassic Quest Returns to Austin: September 3-6, 2021
Fans will be able to walk among the dinosaurs once more when North America’s most popular, can’t-miss dinosaur adventure returns to Austin, September 3 – 6, 2021. Jurassic Quest will open at the Austin Convention Center with this unique event for the entire family. See more than 100 life-like dinosaurs, enjoy dinosaur-themed rides, fun live shows, interactive science, and art activities. See all dates and times at the end of this post.
We attended a special sneak preview of Jurassic Quest to bring you all of the details about exploring this exciting event going on now through September 6th at the Austin Convention Center.
Is your child obsessed with dinosaurs?
The term paleontology may not sound appealing, but it would be hard to find a child who is not fascinated by dinosaurs on some level. There are numerous well-known advantages to introducing children to dinosaurs, and they appear to be more popular than ever. Feed your child’s dino obsession at Jurassic Quest! You can walk through the Cretaceous, Jurassic, and Triassic periods to see the dinosaurs that ruled the land, and then “deep dive” into the “Ancient Oceans” exhibit to meet the largest apex predator that ever existed – a moving, life-size, 50-foot-long megalodon. Children can even ride on the back of special animatronic dinosaurs!
You might even spot one of the star dino trainers: Safari Sarah, Dino Dustin, Captain Caleb, Prehistoric Nick, or Park Ranger Marty!
When most children can’t get enough of dinosaurs, they go through a “dinosaur phase.” In the past, Dinosaur fans had to settle for museums, movies, books, and television to satisfy their fascination with these colorful giants. At the Austin Convention Center, you can meet dinosaurs of all ages, including babies hatched only at Jurassic Quest: Cammie the Camarasaurus, Tyson the T-Rex, and Trixie the Triceratops. Keep reading to learn more about this unique event.
Jurassic Quest collaborates with leading paleontologists to ensure that each dinosaur is painstakingly replicated in every detail, from coloration to tooth size, to textured skin, fur, or feathers, drawing on the most recent research about how dinosaurs and ancient sea giants looked and moved. See adolescent dinosaurs run around and play with the audience. You can take photos, touch, and even hang out with the dinos during appearances!
Jurassic Quest, which came to Austin as a drive-through earlier this year, is one of the first indoor family edutainment shows to re-open since the pandemic began in March 2020. Jurassic Quest Drive Thru®, which began touring in June 2020 in response to COVID-19 regulations and has since welcomed over 2.5 million visitors, is still open in select cities this summer.
Sit down and enjoy the free crafts table. Kids have the option to create their own paper dinosaurs or choose from crafts and coloring pages. Only Jurassic Quest can provide families with such unique keepsakes!
TICKETS & LOGISTICS
Tickets start at $19 at www.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. Tickets are for a timed arrival window, and 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 for $5 each, or guests can upgrade to the Kids Unlimited Rides ticket (the best value for children ages 2-12). Green screen photography and face painting are available at a separate cost. Entry is free for children under age 2.
Event: Jurassic Quest
Tickets available online: https://bit.ly/JurassicQuestAustin
Cost for Entry (OFFPEAK / PEAK):
KIDS; ADULTS: $19 / $22
SENIORS: $18 / $20
KIDS UNLIMITED RIDES (INCLUDES ENTRY): $33 / $36
ACTIVITY TICKETS ON-SITE: $5
PREMIUM ACTIVITIES (FACE PAINTING & GREEN SCREEN PHOTO): $15
Offpeak hours are weekdays (all day) and weekends after 3pm.
Free entry for children under 2.
Austin Convention Center
500 E. Cesar Chavez St., Austin, TX 78701
2021 Dates *& Times:
Friday, Sept. 3 (9am-8pm)
Saturday, Sept. 4 (9am-8pm)
Sunday, Sept. 5 (9am-8pm)
Monday, Sept. 6 (9am-6pm)