Bone Up on Ancient History

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dinosaur Jurassic Quest

Has the pandemic got you longing for the good old days? Do you ever wish you could find some contraption that would send you back in time?

Be careful what you wish for, because you might overdo it and end up mingling with a Tyrannosaurus Rex.

“Jurassic Quest,” which bills itself as “the only interactive dinosaur event,” marauds its way to West Sacramento from Friday, March 5, through Sunday, March 21. For $49 per carload, visitors can drive through a scene that harks back not to the air-de-nonchalance freedoms of 2019, but rather to the rampaging-raptor days of many, many million years ago.

Here’s how promoters describe the traveling exhibit, which features some 70 animatronic dinos and two years ago visited 34 states and Canada, and sold more than a million tickets.

Baby dinosaurs greet guests and bring big smiles to explorers of all ages. During the drive-thru experience, guests are guided by an engaging and informative digital audio tour featuring show entertainers and dino wranglers that lasts about an hour. Guests stay in their cars throughout the tour with limited contact, if any, with staff who wear masks, social distance, and follow all state and local guidelines regarding health and safety.

Catch the critters at Sutter Health Park400 Ballpark Drive. Hours are 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. on opening day, 1 to 8 p.m. Wednesdays and Thursdays, 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. Fridays and Sundays, and 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Saturdays. Tickets must be purchased in advance online.

For more information, visit Jurassic Quest’s website.