02 Apr / 2021

(DETROIT – April 2, 2021) – More than 70 photorealistic dinosaurs are ready to return from extinction to delight families and dino fans everywhere, as Jurassic Quest Drive Thru, the nation’s largest and most realistic dinosaur experience, launches its Midwest tour in April, and will make its return to the parking area of DTE Energy Music Theatre beginning on Friday, June 18 through Sunday, July 4.

After welcoming millions of guests to sold-out events across the country, Jurassic Quest Drive Thru will transform outdoor areas throughout the region into a fun-filled drive-thru experience complete with baby dino and trainer meet and greets, photo opportunities, a choose-your-own-audio-adventure tour and memories of epic proportions. 

In August 2020, nearly 34,000 families or more than 125,000 people experienced the drive thru exhibit during its four-week stay at DTE Energy Music Theatre, making it one of the most popular stops in North America last summer.

“It is great to welcome back Jurassic Quest Drive Thru to DTE Energy Music Theatre,” said 313 Presents President Howard Handler. “The event last year exceeded our expectations, and we look forward to creating more memories for our guests this summer. We continue to see the enthusiasm for live events remains strong, and this family-friendly drive through experience allows us to keep our guests entertained while following current safety guidelines.”

Additional showings will be added on a rolling basis. Due to overwhelming demand and sellouts, fans are encouraged to join the free pre-sale list at www.jurassicquest.com to gain advance access to special offers on preferred tickets prior to the public on-sale for shows in their markets. 

Jurassic Quest's herd of animatronic dinos – from the largest predators to playful baby dinos – are displayed in realistic scenes that allow guests to experience them roaring and moving as they drive through the tour. Jurassic Quest worked in collaboration with leading paleontologists to ensure each dinosaur was painstakingly replicated in every detail, from coloration to teeth size(!) to textured skin, fur or feathers, drawing on the latest research about how we understand dinosaurs and ancient giants of the sea looked and moved. Although the drive-thru experience means visitors will stay safe inside their vehicles, they’ll still need to avoid the swinging tail of the 50-foot Spinosaurus and the gigantic grinning Megalodon!

Tickets for Jurassic Quest are just $49 per vehicle (8 people or less) and available only at www.jurassicquest.com. An audio tour comes standard with every purchase (choose from two; special accommodations can be made for the hearing impaired) as well as a safari-style digital souvenir photo of your vehicle and family transported back in time via a Jurassic setting. Special souvenir packages and other add-ons can be purchased at check out. 

Jurassic Quest Drive Thru guests now get to choose their own audio adventure! Jurassic Quest’s own Safari Sarah, Dino Dustin, Captain Caleb, Prehistoric Nick and Park Ranger Marty provide a fun-filled soundtrack for the hour-long trip back in time to help visitors navigate the dino herd and learn little-known dino facts – packed with plenty of lighthearted humor to tickle funnybones of every age (“get ready to Tricera-STOP here…”)! Visitors can opt for the original audio tour in English and Spanish or a brand-new audio adventure led by Safari Sarah with the rest of the crew serving up A BIG surprise for everyone at the end!

In addition to the life-like dinosaur exhibits, there will be opportunities to visit with one-of-a-kind baby dinosaurs and the Jurassic Quest team of dino trainers. Though no two visits are ever the same, all attendees will leave with the same bragging rights, “We Survived Jurassic Quest 2021!” 

More than two million people have attended the Jurassic Quest Drive Thru since the national tour launched in June with stops in New York, Los Angeles, San Diego, Boston, Philadelphia, Dallas, Oklahoma City, Detroit, Atlanta, Orlando, Cincinnati, Houston and more.

Designed to be thrilling but not scary for our littlest adventurers, big or small, young or old, Jurassic Quest Drive Thru guests have a dino-mite time!

In addition to DTE Energy Music Theatre, other scheduled showings include: 

• St. Louis, Mo., Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre:  April 9-April 25

• Indianapolis, Ind., Indiana State Fairgrounds: April 30-May 9

• Kansas City, Mo., GEHA Field at Arrowhead Stadium: May 14-May 30

• Clarkston, Mich., DTE Energy Music Theatre: June 18-July 4

• Chicago, Ill., Now Arena: July 9-25

DTE Energy Music Theatre
June 18 - July 04 / 2021
DTE Energy Music Theatre
June 18 - July 04 / 2021