The nation’s largest touring dinosaur exhibit is about to roam Utah.
What is the Jurassic Quest Drive Thru?
- The Jurassic Quest Drive Thru — which features more than 70 lifelike dinosaurs — is making a two-week stop at USANA Amphitheatre, according to a news release sent to the Deseret News.
- From April 23 to May 9, the exhibit will transform the amphitheater’s parking lot into a drive-thru where people can embark on an audio tour from the comfort of their own vehicles.
- The tour’s animatronic creatures — ranging from baby dinosaurs to a 50-foot Megalodon — are displayed in “realistic scenes,” moving and roaring as visitors drive along, according to the release.
- Jurassic Quest collaborated with paleontologists to make sure the details of each dinosaur were properly replicated, according to the release.
- The drive-thru tour lasts about an hour and has been visited by more than 2 million people across the country.
- Tickets are $49 per vehicle (8 people or less) and can be purchased at www.jurassicquest.com.
Dinosaur discovery in Utah
- The Jurassic Quest Drive Thru comes to West Valley City just days after new research regarding dinosaurs in Utah was released.
- Researchers discovered a family of four or five Tyrannosaurus rex at the Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument in southern Utah. The discovery led researchers to conclude that the dinosaurs were gathered together in a social unit and died during a flood — groundbreaking information considering these dinosaurs have long been considered to be solitary prey animals, the Deseret News reported.
Other events at USANA Amphitheatre
- After the Jurassic Quest Drive Thru, USANA Amphitheatre will prepare for its summer concert lineup.
- As of April 21, a number of big artists are still scheduled to visit the amphitheater, including Lindsey Stirling, the Backstreet Boys and Maroon 5.