Dinosaurs invade fairgrounds in Anderson

Jurassic Quest brings their 50 life-size dinosaur models to life for the whole family

Dino love!  Jurassic Quest, a family-friendly display of up to 50 museum quality and animatronic dinosaurs is coming to the Shasta District Fair grounds Saturday, Feb. 15, from 10 a.m. - 8 p.m. and Sunday, Feb. 16, from 10 a.m. - 7 p.m.

Courtesy of Jurassic Quest

Dino love! Jurassic Quest, a family-friendly display of up to 50 museum quality and animatronic dinosaurs is coming to the Shasta District Fair grounds Saturday, Feb. 15, from 10 a.m. - 8 p.m. and Sunday, Feb. 16, from 10 a.m. - 7 p.m.

Dinosaurs from the Jurassic Period as well as the Middle Triassic to Late Cretaceous Era are invading the Shasta District Fair grounds in Anderson this weekend for a family-friendly exhibit designed to thrill young paleontologists who can see, touch and ride animatronic, museum-quality dinosaur recreations as well as dig up bones of their favorite dinousaur.

Courtesy of Jurassic Quest

Dinosaurs from the Jurassic Period as well as the Middle Triassic to Late Cretaceous Era are invading the Shasta District Fair grounds in Anderson this weekend for a family-friendly exhibit designed to thrill young paleontologists who can see, touch and ride animatronic, museum-quality dinosaur recreations as well as dig up bones of their favorite dinousaur.

Dinosaurs from the Jurassic Period, from the Middle Triassic Era to the Late Cretaceous Era, will be on display Saturday and Sunday, Feb. 15-16, at the Shasta District Fair grounds in Anderson.

Family-owned Jurassic Quest, based out of Houston, Texas, is bringing ancient history to life with the sights and sounds of 50 museum-quality, nearly life-size dinosaurs, many of which are animatronic and move with lifelike realism, said Danielle Arnold, assistant manager of the traveling display.

"We started taking our display around the country in mid-September and I cannot count how many shows we have done in Ohio, North Carolina, Utah, Texas and California," Arnold said via telephone from the Anderson fairgrounds where she is in charge of setting up displays in the Lassen, Shasta and Trinity exhibit halls.

Advance tickets are available online at JurassicQuest.com or at the door both days of the exhibit, she said.

Children between 2-12 are admitted for $13 including all dinosaur exhibits, dinosaur crafts and coloring, Arnold said.

Tickets for dinosaur rides, dinosaur inflatables and a fossil dig are available for an additional $5 each. Face painting and green screen photography, a keepsake portrait with your favorite dinosaur computer-generated in the background are also available for an additional fee, she said.

A $22 VIP pass is also available for children 2-12 that includes a dinosaur cinema, unlimited dinosaur rides, unlimited dinosaur inflatables and unlimited fossil digs as well as the exhibits, crafts and coloring, Arnold said.

Admission for those 13 and older up to 64 is $18, she added.

Seniors 65 and older as well as those with military identification cards are admitted for $16 each.

Display buildings are open from 10 a.m.-8 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 15, and 10 a.m.-7 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 16.

The fairgrounds in Anderson are located at 1890 Briggs St.

For information, call 378-6789.

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