A Review: Jurassic Quest
This weekend the dinosaurs have resurrected and are invading Birmingham, Alabama! Ok, not really, but there are some really convincing replicas in town at the Jurassic Quest Event.
Jurassic Quest is a fun dinosaur exhibition for the family happening in the heart of Birmingham at the Birmingham-Jefferson Convention Complex or BJCC as us locals call it. The interactive exhibition will be in town for three days and I have been fortunate enough to attend and work the event for the entire weekend.
Friday, October 11, 2019 was opening night and I can honestly say I had a lot of fun. The excitement actually begins as soon as you enter the venue. At the VIP registration tables and general admission areas, there is the loud and realistic (a little too realistic) roaring of dinosaurs. There is also a baby dinosaur that kids can pet in this area as well.
There were lots of wide eyes as kids took in all the sights and sounds. One feels as if they are steping back in time to a dinosaur safari complete with life size replicas and quite a few animatronic dinos present all well.
Inside the arena, there are spacious bounce houses, gigantic dinosaurs to ride atop, dino basketball, soccer and several other sports, craft tables, science projects, real dinosaur fossils, excavation activities, beautiful face painting, a toy store, and many opportunities to pose for selfies!
Outside of the activity being fun, it is educational. There are open forum opportunities for kids to ask questions about dinosaurs and there is printed information all around the arena about each dinosaur species.
Tips and Tricks
If you are planning on taking your family to Jurassic Quest, here are a few tips to make the event a little more exciting and easy for you:
- Make sure your children have on clean socks for the bouncy house experience.
- Know that general admission does not include activities. You must pay for each additional activity.
- If you purchased tickets online, stop at the table area upon arrival to have your tickets scanned.
- You must purchase a ticket to attend the event and you can not enter the event without having been stamped or kids having on an armband or stamp.
- Please be sure to get stamped, this stamp ensures that you can come back into the event if you need to exit to use the restroom or leave the venue for any reason.
- Explain before the trip that the dinosaurs aren’t real (well, maybe the baby ones *wink) to your little ones. The event is not scary at all, but some of the sounds from outside the arena can make sensitive children a little anxious.
- Bring extra cash. There are cool opportunities for face painting, yummy food and drinks, a green screen photo-op, and a dinosaur toy store. None of these ventures however, are covered under ticket prices.
Jurassic Quest is a fun and educational event that kids will really enjoy. The event ends on Sunday night so hurry in and don’t miss out on the fun.
All additional information can be found by clicking this link to the official website. https://www.jurassicquest.com/
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