Dinosaurs Invade Des Moines this Weekend

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DES MOINES, Iowa – The traveling dinosaur exhibit, Jurassic Quest, will visit Iowa for the first time starting Friday afternoon.

"Seeing them moving and breathing,” said V.P. of Marketing for Jurassic Quest, Danielle Arnold. “Looking as about as life like as possible right in front of you it's really incredible.”

The dinosaurs on display are true replicas of how they would have been when they roamed the earth millions of years ago

“You kind of put some skin on the bones you have already seen before,” said Arnold.

They have over 50 animatronic life sized dinosaurs that will be on display over the weekend. Visitors can interact with these huge creatures, learn about them and even ride a few.

While the event is built around fun, the kids may walk away with a little knowledge too.

Arnold said that a team of paleontologists worked to build the most realistic event possible.

Fast Facts

When: Fri. 3 p.m.-8 p.m. Sat. 9 a.m.-8 p.m. Sun 9 a.m.-7 p.m.

Where: Hy-Vee Hall , 730 3rd St, Des Moines, IA 50309

Cost: Varies

Kids 2-12: $13

VIP Kids 2-12: $22

Ages 13- 64: $18

Seniors 65 and up: $16

Military families save $2 per ticket


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