Jurassic Quest Drive Thru Returns for a Limited Encore!


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Prepare to journey into the age where dinosaurs roamed the earth with Jurassic Quest Drive-Thru, the latest epic adventure that brings you face to face with your favorite prehistoric creatures in a way you have never seen before. The encore showing returns to the Del Mar Fairgrounds in San Diego from March 26th-April 4th following a sold-out visit in January.

To make it even more exciting, the Jurassic Quest Drive-Thru has a few new surprises for visitors, bringing in two all-new guest experiences:

  • The majestic 50-foot Spinosaur will wow visitors with its sheer size and swinging tail! Big dinos ate a lot, and Jurassic Quest invites guests to welcome him with donations of canned and boxed foods to benefit the San Diego Food Bank (he plans to share!). Guests also can donate virtually here.


  • Experience a new take on the dino adventure with Safari Sarah’s brand new audio tour! Guests can choose from the original audio tour or a brand new adventure where listeners follow along on Safari Sarah’s first day as tour leader. A BIG surprise awaits everyone at the end!

The one-of-a-kind, interactive drive-thru experience features more than 70 moving and life-like dinos. Whether you want to find your favorite tiny dino or see the impressive 50-foot Megalodon, Jurassic Quest plans to pull out all the prehistoric stops for an experience that will not be soon forgotten.


More than 300,000 vehicles and nearly 2 million people have attended the Jurassic Quest Drive-Thru since the national tour launched in mid-July with stops in Los Angeles, Sacramento, New York, Boston, Philadelphia, San Antonio, Dallas, Oklahoma City, Detroit, Atlanta, Cincinnati, Ft. Lauderdale and Houston.

Jurassic Quest Drive-Thru is the only place to encounter some of the largest dinosaurs to ever roam the Earth, and some of the eeriest marine creatures to ever lurk the ocean’s depths, from the safety of your family vehicle. Jurassic Quest worked in collaboration with leading paleontologists to ensure each dinosaur was painstakingly replicated in every detail, depicting how we understand dinosaurs looked and moved!

For $49 per vehicle (8 people or less), your dino crew can time-travel and enjoy about an hour-long ride back in time. The contactless experience includes a safari-style souvenir digital photo and an adventure-for-all-ages online audio tour detailing the sights as they pass. The audio tour is available in English and Spanish, and special accommodations can be made for the hearing impaired. There also are opportunities to visit with one-of-a-kind baby dinosaurs and their team of dino trainers.


Designed to be thrilling but not scary for our littlest adventurers, big or small, young or old, Jurassic Quest Drive-Thru guests have a dino-mite time!


Jurassic Quest takes extra precautionary measures to provide a clean and safe event and operates under COVID-19 safety protocols in accordance with county, state and CDC guidelines. Guests are to remain in vehicles and to wear masks in the event they exit the vehicle in allowed areas. Social distancing rules are requested of all guests and maintained by the Jurassic Quest crew. We sanitize equipment, dinosaurs and workstations frequently and thoroughly throughout the entirety of the event. Our employees apply hand sanitizer and wash hands regularly throughout each day, in addition to wearing masks. Guest safety and enjoyment is our top priority.



Jurassic Quest Drive-Thru adventurers will need to buy tickets in advance online at www.jurassicquest.com. Tickets are $49 per vehicle 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. Guests must travel through the drive-thru in the comfort of their own vehicle – no rentals or golf carts will be provided, and walkers are not allowed.

To ensure participant safety, all guests must ride inside their vehicles (yes, pets inside vehicles are allowed), no riders in truck beds, however. Trailers are also not allowed – we’re worried they might tempt the hungry dinos too much! Oversized vehicles and vehicles with 9 or more riders are permitted but will need to contact Customer Service, [email protected], for pricing and scheduling. A full list of Frequently Asked Questions can be found online at https://www.jurassicquest.com/drive-thru-faqs.

When:  March 26 – April 4, 2021 (closed Monday & Tuesday)

Hours: 11 a.m. – 8 p.m. opening day (March 26); Saturdays: 9 a.m.-9 p.m.

Fridays and Sundays: 9 a.m. – 8 p.m.

Spring break with the dinos! Extended hours Wednesday (March 31) and Thursday (April 1):

9 a.m. – 8 p.m.

Food Drive: Guests can drop off non-perishable food in the marked San Diego Food Bank red barrels as they prepare to exit the event. A list of most-needed items is available here. Those interested may also join the virtual food drive here.