The Mercury News
Dinos do San Jose
Uh-oh! Seems that dinosaurs do know the way to San Jose.
And the prehistoric creatures will prove it when “Jurassic Quest Drive Thru” — billed as “the nation’s largest and most realistic dinosaur experience” — hits the Santa Clara County County Fairgrounds in San Jose on Friday.
The popular hourlong tour allows fans of the prehistoric behemoths to get up close to a variety of animatronic creatures, ranging from large predators to cute baby dinosaurs.
Some of the top attractions include a 50-foot spinosaurus and a huge megalodon. In all, there are some 70 dinosaurs on display. And yes, they move and make sounds.
Since it’s a drive-thru experience, held in the parking lot of the fairgrounds, people stay in their cars and drive by all the displays while listening to a chooseyour-own-audio-adventure tour. Quest packs, containing dinosaur “surprises” and activities you can complete at home, are also available.
Details: Through Aug. 22; hours are 11 a.m.-8 p.m. opening day, 1-8 p.m. Wednesdays; 9 a.m.-8 p.m. Thursdays through Sundays, closed Mondays and Tuesdays; $49 per vehicle (up to eight people), $80 for bigger vehicles; quest packs $15-$50; www.jurassicquest.com.