DISCLAIMER: My family and I will be receiving complimentary passes to Jurassic Quest.
In just two short weeks I will be hobnobbing with some "old" friends at the Tennessee state fairgrounds when, after being extinct for over 65 million years, they will be making a brief appearance for two days only.
Jurassic Quest has been billed as "the most realistic dinosaur display in the country." and boasts over 80 life-size animatronic dinosaurs. The event 0ffers dinosaur rides, a dino dig where your child can be a "paleontologist for a day", inflatables, crafts, face painting, an informational science center, a dino tour and much more.
Dinosaurs have fascinated children and grown ups alike for... well as long as history has been recorded and beyond and now, thanks to technology, you have a chance to get up close and personal with a few of them.
At Jurassic Quest, you get the chance to interact with the dinosaurs and ask their trainers questions about their habits and behavior. This event would make a great homeschool field trip. You could teach a unit on dinosaurs the week before the show, then surprise your kids with a trip to Jurassic Quest on Saturday (or Sunday). I made an entire Pinterest board dedicated to fun dinosaur activities; you can find it below.
As you travel through the Triassic, Jurassic and Cretaceous time periods in just the span of an afternoon, your child will learn about dinosaurs in a way they never could by simply reading a book.
The sights and sounds make the experience so much more immersive than you can get in your living room at home. The dinosaurs literally jump off the page of the books and right into your lap.
Here are a few tips to make sure you have the most enjoyable time possible at Jurassic Quest:
"But I'm not in Nashville, I'm gonna miss the show.", you say? No worries. Jurassic Quest has scheduled events throughout the US for the next few months. You can get a detailed list of exhibit dates and times on their website.
You can also connect with Jurassic Quest on Facebook to stay up-to-date on any and all new shows and dates for the coming year. Also, be sure to connect with me on Instagram, I will be live "gramming" from the event. (is that even a thing? Well, it is now)
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