The largest exhibit of life-sized dinosaurs in North America is coming to Penticton this spring as part of Jurassic Quest’s high-anticipated return to Canada.
A herd of photorealistic dinosaurs will migrate to the Peach City’s South Okanagan Events Centre (SOEC) from May 27 to 29 for a weekend of interactive experiences and family fun.
Jurassic Quest hasn’t come to Canada since 2019, amid the COVID-19 pandemic. On Tuesday morning (March 15), however, the touring act announced that Penticton would join Vancouver, Calgary and Edmonton as among the cities included in its upcoming trip to Canada.
Life-like dinosaurs, interactive shows and face-to-face meetings with the reptiles will dominate the weekend at the SOEC in late May.
Okanagan families will also be treated to “Triceratots” and “The Quest,” two new events listed by Jurassic Quest for its 2022 tour.
Kids hoping to spend time in a dinosaur-themed play area will be able to do so at Triceratots, while people interested in learning more about the creatures who once ruled the world are encouraged to take in the Quest for an educational experience.
Dinosaurs that move and roar will be placed and realistic scenes at the SOEC throughout the weekend, allowing people to experience them as they were millions of years ago.
Tickets for the event are being sold by the day, with kids and adults aged 30 and up listed for $30.50.
Seniors (65 and up) are being charged $23.50, while a kids’ unlimited rides pass costs $48.50.
A ride pass includes entry into the venue and unlimited access to dinosaur rides and inflatables.
People interested in purchasing tickets can visit the SOEC’s box office or visit valleyfirsttix.com.