The Mercury News

Dinos do San Jose

- — Jim Harrington, Staff

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.

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JURASSIC QUEST A wide variety of animatroni­c prehistori­c beasts await dinosaur lovers at “Jurassic Quest,” a drive-thru attraction coming to the Santa Clara Fairground­s in San Jose.

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