The largest and most realistic traveling dinosaur exhibit in North America is back, bigger and better than ever! A herd of photorealistic dinosaurs are ready to delight Indy-area families when Jurassic Quest heads to the Indiana State Fairgrounds for one weekend only, April 8-10.
What is Jurassic Quest?
Jurassic Quest is an indoor family edutainment show that features unique, indoor experiences for the whole family. Experiences include life-like dinosaurs, dinosaur-themed rides and attractions, live dinosaur shows, interactive science and art activities, a “Triceratots” soft play area for the littlest explorers, bounce houses and inflatable attractions, photo opportunities, and more.
New for 2022, experience The Quest, an educational and entertaining journey through the Jurassic. The Quest is an interactive adventure where guests will meet dinos and prehistoric sea creatures, take a unique Dino Snap, search for fossils, watch a live Raptor Training Experience and more. Follow the 10 clues to the “Quest Spot” signs and collect a prize at the end. The Quest is included with general admission.
Indoor Dinosaur Exhibit
Having visited Indianapolis last as a drive-thru event in spring 2021, Jurassic Quest now invites guests to to walk through the Triassic, Jurassic and Cretaceous periods to see the dinos that ruled on land, and deep-dive into the “Ancient Oceans” exhibit to come face to face with the largest apex predator that ever existed: a moving, life-size, 50-foot-long megalodon! Meet the babies, hatched only at Jurassic Quest: Cammie the Camarasaurus, Tyson the T-Rex and Trixie the Triceratops – and, you may even catch one of our star dino trainers: Safari Sarah, Dino Dustin, Captain Caleb, Prehistoric Nick or Park Ranger Marty!
The Jurassic Quest herd of animatronic dinos – from the largest predators to playful baby dinos – are displayed in realistic scenes with some that move and roar, allowing guests to experience them as they were when they roamed the earth billions of years ago. 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, drawing on the latest research about how we understand dinosaurs and ancient giants of the sea looked and moved.
Tickets and 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, or guests can upgrade to the Kids Unlimited Rides ticket (the best value for children ages 2-12). Attractions are subject to change based on local government COVID protocols. Check the ticket page of each event for more information. Entry is free for children under age 2.
Admission: Advance purchase online recommended: jurassicquest.com/events/indianapolis-in
Cost for entry:
KIDS & ADULTS: $22
KIDS UNLIMITED RIDES (INCLUDES ENTRY): $36 for all-you-can-ride access to dinosaur rides, inflatables and fossil dig.
General admission includes live shows, arts and crafts activities, dinosaur and marine exhibits. Tickets for individual activities available on-site. Free entry for children under 2. *Pricing subject to change.
Where: Indiana State Fairgrounds: 1202 E 38th St, Indianapolis
When: Friday, April 8, 2022: 9am-8pm
Saturday, April 9, 2022: 9am-8pm
Sunday, April 10, 2022: 9am-6pm