Jurassic Quest – Dinosaurs Descend on San Diego AGAIN!

Jurassic Quest Drive-Thru San Diego March 26th – April 4th, 2021

North America’s largest and most realistic Dinosaur event, Jurassic Quest Drive-Thru, takes over the Del Mar Fairgrounds parking lot, back by popular demand from March 26th – April 4th, 2021. 

If you missed this hugely successful sold-out event in January, now is your chance to see 70 lifesized dinosaurs from the safety and convenience of your family vehicle. Guests can bring nonperishable and canned food to “Feed” the new 50-foot Spinosaurus and San Diego Food Bank with Drop-off Donations & Virtual Food Drive. More details about this exciting event plus an exclusive 10% off coupon code are below. 

Businesses worldwide are looking for creative ways to bring in customers safely since the beginning of the pandemic. Vehicles, which act as personal pods by allowing people their own controlled space, are also great for families with food allergies or special needs. You can even bring your pets as long as they stay in your vehicle, which great news for the pet lover in your life! Jurassic Quest produced 96 multi-day events in 34 states and Canada, selling over one million tickets in 2019. They are on pace to welcome their two millionth visitor during this encore San Diego tour stop. 

Guests drive through the Cretaceous, Jurassic, and Triassic Periods and feel for themselves what it was like to be among the dinosaurs. Jurassic Quest takes your visit to the next level with a brand new audio tour available in English and Spanish. Guests can choose from the original audio tour or a new adventure led by Safari Sarah, with A BIG surprise in store for everyone at the end! Be sure to save this for the best Quest experience, and don’t forget to charge your phone! Keep reading for the audio tour link. 

Family-friendly drive-thru events are a great way to get your kids out of the house and immersed in learning about history. Chances are your child already likes dinosaurs, and after a trip to Jurassic Quest drive-thru, they will probably be downright obsessed. Something magical happens when you see a 50 foot-long Megalodon in person and imagine it alive today! Jurassic Quest created each creature to be thrilling but not scary, even for the smallest family members. Each exhibit was designed in collaboration with leading paleontologists and painstakingly replicated in every detail. Whether their prehistoric counterpart had scaly skin, had feathers, or fur, Jurassic Quest has spared no expense in bringing the dinosaurs to life. 

It is safe to say that incorporating vehicles into the experience was a genius idea. Many San Diego events in 2021 have been attended exclusively from one’s car, such as concerts, stand-up comedy shows, plays, and even bingo. Unlike a drive-up, a drive-thru keeps the action moving, and Jurassic Quest delivers at every turn. The result is a thrilling experience that also entertains customers from a distance. Jurassic Quest isn’t afraid to pivot and change with the times to bring these incredible animals to San Diego. 

Baby dinosaurs and their trainers greet guests and bring big smiles to explorers of all ages. Yellow cones direct your drive throughout the event. We encourage you to go on a photo safari and see how many different species you can “capture”! The speed limit is only 5 mph, and don’t forget to watch out for the swinging tail of the 50 foot-long Spinosaurus!

For $49 per vehicle (up to 8 people), your dino crew can enjoy about an hour-long ride back in time. Receive 10% off with this unique San Diego Community Search Coupon Code: SDCS10

Police, Military, Medical Personnel and First Responders save 10% off (Must Show Valid ID)

Event Location

Del Mar Fairgrounds
2260 Jimmy Durante Blvd
Del Mar, CA 92014

The audio tour is available in English and Spanish, and special accommodations can be made for the hearing impaired.


Opening Weekend Hours:

  • Friday 11am-8pm
  • Saturday 9am-9pm
  • Sunday 9am-8pm

Regular Hours:

  • Wednesday 9am-8pm
  • Thursday 9am-8pm
  • Friday 9am-8pm
  • Saturday 9am-9pm
  • Sunday 9am-8pm


Jurassic Quest takes extra precautionary measures to provide a clean and safe event and operates under COVID-19 safety protocols in accordance with county, state, and CDC guidelines. Guests are to remain in vehicles and to wear masks in the event they exit the vehicle in allowed areas. Social distancing rules are requested of all guests and maintained by the Jurassic Quest crew. We sanitize equipment, dinosaurs, and workstations frequently and thoroughly throughout the entirety of the event. Our employees apply hand sanitizer and wash hands regularly throughout each day, in addition to wearing masks. Guest safety and enjoyment is our top priority.

*We were allowed to exit our vehicle for pictures as part of a special press preview.


Jurassic Quest Drive-Thru adventurers will need to buy tickets in advance online at http://bit.ly/JurassicQuestSanDiego

Tickets are $49 per vehicle and include a 100% ticket guarantee that in the event of a show cancellation or postponement for any reason, ticket purchases will be automatically refunded for the full purchase amount. 

Guests must travel through the drive-thru in the comfort of their own vehicle – no rentals or golf carts will be provided, and walkers are not allowed. To ensure participant safety, all guests must ride inside their vehicles (yes, pets inside vehicles are allowed), no riders in truck beds, however. Trailers are also not allowed – we’re worried they might tempt the hungry dinos too much! Oversized vehicles and vehicles with 9 or more riders are permitted but will need to contact Customer Service, [email protected], for pricing and scheduling. 

A full list of Frequently Asked Questions can be found online at: https://bit.ly/JurassicQuestDriveThruFAQs

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