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Drive-thru dinosaurs invade San Antonio for newest pandemic entertainment option

Drive-thru dinosaurs invade San Antonio for new pandemic entertainment

Jurassic Quest
Jurassic Quest will offer a drive-through experience at Fair Park, June 26-July 5. Jurassic Quest/Facebook

Jurassic Quest, the dinosaur exhibit that features ultra-realistic, life-size animatronic dinosaurs, is adapting to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic with a new drive-thru experience in San Antonio.

Jurassic Quest has set up camp outside of Freeman Coliseum, providing a 30-60 minute interactive experience featuring over 70 moving and roaring dinosaurs, including a 50-foot-long Megalodon.

Jurassic Quest has made annual stops in multiple Texas cities, usually early in the year, but with entertainment options limited during the COVID-19 outbreak, organizers have decided to break with that tradition and give fans something new.

Visitors will be able to go on a quest with an online audio tour that will take them throughout the exhibition, where they will 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.

The exhibition, which started on June 12 and will continue June 17-21, will be open 9 am-8 pm until the end of the exhibit. Tickets are good for entry at any time during a given time slot, which generally run around three hours. If you can't get into this event, the regular Jurassic Quest is scheduled to come back to Freeman Coliseum later this year, October 9-11.

Tickets, which will be sold online only, are $40 per vehicle, with add-on packs featuring "dinosaur surprises" starting at $12. Each vehicle will receive a free digital souvenir photo and a dino doctor will be available via text to answer any prehistoric questions. Tickets are available now at JurassicQuest.com.