Dinosaur exhibition to take Peoria back in time

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PEORIA, Ill. — The largest dinosaur exhibition in North America is coming to the River City to take guests back in time this weekend.

Guests will take a walk through the Cretaceous, Jurassic and the Triassic periods and experience what it’s like to be among living, breathing dinosaurs with “Jurassic Quest,” held at the Peoria Civic Center Friday through Sunday.

“Jurassic Quest” is the only dinosaur event that has over 80, true to life-sized dinosaur replicas. Guests will witness dinosaurs move, roar and roam and have the chance to interact with baby dinosaurs and adolescent dinosaurs.

Event organizers worked in collaboration with leading paleontologists. Guests will also be able to dig up fossils and by visiting the dinosaur museum to see real dinosaur fossils dating back over 60 million years, including bones that originated in North America.

In addition to the life-like dinosaur exhibits, there are countless activities throughout the event that suit all ages, including a host of dinosaur themed rides, a baby dinosaur show, a bounce house, a science station, a dino cinema and a toddler petting zoo where the littlest dinosaur fans can meet the littlest dinosaurs.

“Jurassic Quest” will be held from 3-8 p.m. Friday and 9 a.m.-8 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. For more information and to buy tickets visit www.JurassicQuest.com.

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