Baby Dinosaurs Will Play in Pomona (and Ventura, Too) – NBC Los Angeles

what to know

  • “Jurassic Quest” features large-scale dinosaurs, dinosaur rides, educational activities, and yes, adorable baby dinosaurs.
  • The touring experience will visit Pomona January 27-29 and Ventura February 3-5.
  • $22 general admission; $36 child unlimited admission

There are a number of appealing concepts that always seem to catch the imagination, with “dinosaur” ranking very, very high for kids and ex-kids alike.

We love dinosaurs in all their real-world scientific glory, and the true stories paleontologists tell about the toothy earthlings that roamed our homelands eons ago.

But sometimes we love the sweeter, more whimsical side of these ancient animals, especially when lifelike puppets representing young dinosaurs come to the fore.

Baby dinosaurs have become one of the liveliest elements of “Jurassic Quest,” the roadside experience that gives youngsters and adults a chance to get up close with a colossal group of prehistoric beasts, super-cool creatures that have been realistically recreated with the help of modern technology.

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As it happens, the smaller dinosaurs, and their large counterparts, will be making a big splash at two more regional venues, the final two Southern California stops on the event’s winter tour.

You may recall that “Jurassic Quest” appeared as a to-do in 2020 and 2021, giving kids the chance to interact with dinosaurs from inside cars.

The event has now stomped indoors and features “…real dinosaurs that move and roar, dinosaur-themed rides and attractions, live dinosaur shows, interactive science and art activities including a giant fossil dig.” , real fossils, a ‘Triceratots’ soft play area for our little explorers, photo opportunities and more.”

Oh yeah – and the adorable chance to get acquainted with a charming batch of baby dinosaurs, each boasting their own soulful handles – Cammie the Camarasaurus, Tyson the T-Rex and Trixie the Triceratops are just a few of the packs you can meet.

The Triassic, Jurassic, and Cretaceous periods are in the spotlight at the event, as is a sizable array of huge icons, like a megalodon that stands 50 feet and, gul, can move too.

The dinosaur-packed extravaganza has proven understandably popular with kids who have memorized just about every celebrity lizard there is to memorize, as well as everyone who likes to see fascinating but long-gone creatures “living” in an educational setting.

General tickets are $22, but there are a few ticket tiers to check out; get rawring here before swinging the tail of Pomona or Ventura.