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Jurassic Quest Drive Thru, the nation’s largest and most realistic dinosaur experience, will make its return to the parking area of DTE Energy Music Theatre on Friday, June 18 and run through Sunday, July 4. The family-friendly event includes more than 70 photorealistic dinosaurs returning from extinction to delight dino fans everywhere.

In August 2020, about 34,000 families experienced the drive thru exhibit during its four-week stay at DTE Energy Music Theatre, making it one of the most popular stops in North America last summer. After welcoming millions of guests to sold-out events across the country, Jurassic Quest Drive Thru will once again transform outdoor areas throughout the region into a fun-filled drive-thru experience.

“It is great to welcome back Jurassic Quest Drive Thru to DTE Energy Music Theatre,” Howard Handler, president of 313 Presents, said. “The event last year exceeded our expectations, and we look forward to creating more memories for our guests this summer. We continue to see the enthusiasm for live events remains strong, and this family-friendly drive through experience allows us to keep our guests entertained while following current safety guidelines.”

Adventurers must buy Jurassic Quest tickets from JurassicQuest.com in advance. Tickets cost $49 per vehicle of eight people or less, and include a 100-percent ticket guarantee in the event of show cancellation or postponement.

Audio tours come standard (special accommodations can be made for the hearing impaired). Visitors can choose between the original audio tour in English and Spanish, or a brand-new audio adventure led by Safari Sarah and her crew. Adventurers will also receive a safari-style digital souvenir photo of your car and family transported back into the Jurassic Period. In addition to the life-like dinosaur exhibits, there will be opportunities to visit with one-of-a-kind baby dinosaurs and the Jurassic Quest team of dino trainers. Special souvenir packages and other additional items can be purchased at check out.

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 their own vehicles and to wear masks in the event they exit the vehicle in allowed areas (restrooms). Social distancing rules are requested of all guests and maintained by Jurassic Quest crew. Equipment, dinosaurs and workstations are sanitized frequently and thoroughly throughout the entirety of the event. Event employees apply hand sanitizer and wash hands regularly throughout each day, in addition to wearing masks. A full list of Frequently Asked Questions can be found online at www.jurassicquest.com/drive-thru-faqs.

Dates and times include:

  • Friday, June 18: 11 a.m.–8 p.m.
  • Saturday, June 19: 9 a.m.–9 p.m.
  • Sunday, June 20: 9 a.m.–8 p.m.
  • Wednesday, June 23: 1 p.m.–8 p.m.
  • Thursday, June 24: 9 a.m.–8 p.m.
  • Friday, June 25: 9 a.m.–8 p.m.
  • Saturday, June 26: 9 a.m.–9 p.m.
  • Sunday, June 27: 9 a.m.–8 p.m.
  • Wednesday, June 30: 1 p.m.–8 p.m.
  • Thursday, July 1: 9 a.m.–8 p.m.
  • Friday, July 2: 9 a.m.–8 p.m.
  • Saturday, July 3: 9 a.m.–9 p.m.
  • Sunday, July 4: 9 a.m.–8 p.m.