The El Paso Convention Center will be overrun by giant reptiles this summer. Reptiles from the Jurassic and Cretaceous eras, that is.

For the first time ever, the animatronic dinosaur experience Jurassic Quest is coming to El Paso.

The national touring exhibit will transform the downtown convention center into a prehistoric world this June. For one summer weekend, dino nerds will be taken back to a time when mega-predators like Tyrannosaurus Rex ruled the earth.

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Life-Like, Life-Sized

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Jurassic Quest Facebook

I don’t know what the difference is between Jurassic Quest and Jurassic Empire, which was just at the El Paso County Coliseum in March, as I’ve never experienced either but whatever their similarities and differences may be Jurassic Quest sounds like a roaring good time.

Billed as “the nation’s largest and most realistic dinosaur exhibit” Jurassic Quest is filled with interactive stations and displays, and features life-sized, life-like dinosaur replicas that move and roar.

Among the giants you and your future paleontologist can get an up-close look at, according to the website, are a 60-foot-long Spinosaurus, 80-foot-long Apatosaurus, and a "gigantic" T-Rex.

The exhibit has a fossil dig, real fossils on display, dinosaur-themed rides and attractions, live dinosaur shows, and photo stations.

What to Know If You Plan to Go

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Jurassic Quest Facebook

• Friday, June 23 - Sunday, June 25, 2023
• Friday 12p-8p, Saturday 9a-8p, Sunday 9a-7p
• El Paso Convention Center

General admission tickets are $22 for children and adults, and $19 for seniors. They can be purchased online in advance.

For $36 children ages 2-12 can access unlimited rides, a fossil dig, and inflatable attractions. General admission includes live shows, arts and crafts activities, and dinosaur exhibits.

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