Dinosaur Events, Shows & At-Home Fun For Your Dino-Loving Kid

Don't miss the free virtual playdate with Jurassic Quest on Wednesday, Oct. 12!

By Kara Murphy September 28, 2022

Have a kid who loves dinosaurs? This is your week! Wednesday, Oct. 12 is Fossil Day, and to celebrate Jurassic Quest is hosting FREE virtual playdates that day.

But why stop there? We have details on the free playdate, plus our two favorite dinosaur-themed touring shows (don't miss our ways to SAVE!), and some at-home activities to help keep your favorite Kidosaurus entertained:

1. Tune in for a FREE Jurassic Quest Virtual Play Session

Join Jurassic Quest’s dinosaur trainers and loveable baby dinosaurs for a day of FREE virtual family fun on National Fossil Day! These live virtual play sessions will happen throughout the dino holiday. 

Each virtual session will include 30 minutes of live family-friendly fun at no cost, such as dino storytime, dino show and tell, adorable dino baby appearances, and more, led by the Jurassic Quest dinosaur trainer team: Safari Sarah, Dino Dustin, Prehistoric Nick, and Park Ranger Marty. Kids are encouraged to come in costume, bring along their favorite dinos, and can even snuggle in for baby dino bedtime stories to close out the holiday!

Register now for a FREE virtual playdate on Wednesday, Oct. 12!

2. Take the kids to a Jurassic Quest show

If you're lucky enough to live in or near one of the towns Jurassic Quest is traveling to in the next few months, take the kids to see SKYSCRAPING DINOSAURS in person! Loved by millions, only Jurassic Quest can create family memories this BIG! You'll see animatronic dinosaurs created by paleontologists to be true to detail and size (there's even a 50-foot-long MEGALODON!), have a chance to ride dinosaurs, and meet baby dinosaurs! Kids LOVE this show. 

🦕🦖Save on Jurassic Quest shows! 🦖🦕
Simply use promo codes:

WEEKDAY25 for 25% Off Weekday tickets
WEEKEND15 for 15% Off Saturday & Sunday tickets

Find out where Jurassic Quest is coming next and get your tickets now:

3. Go on a Dino & Dragon Stroll

Get up close to life-like and life-size dinosaurs AND dragons on the Dino & Dragon Stroll. The dinosaurs and dragons are massive, some standing over 28 feet tall and spanning over 60 feet long. Dino & Dragon Stroll also features the newest dinosaurs and dragons produced with advanced animatronic and sound technology that brings these amazing creatures to life. Creatures featuring moving heads, necks, tails, wings, eyes blinking, mouths that open and close, breathing movements, synchronized sounds, roars, and other amazing details that make them look real and alive! Visitors can have encounters with a T-Rex and Stegosaurus along with large, serpentine, winged, horned, and legendary fire-breathing dragons. 

Kids will also enjoy extras like storytime, hands-on crafts, bounce house inflatables and dino rides. 

We also love that the Dino & Dragon Stroll has a Sensory Friendly Session at 8:30 a.m. on Saturday in each city they visit. Dino & Dragon Stroll is certified as an Autism Friendly event by the Center for Autism & Related Disabilities.

Dino & Dragon Stroll is currently on tour. Find out when they'll be near you and use code KID30 to save 30%!

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4. Build your own dinosaur

Your kids will be the happiest kids on the 'block' with these LEGO®-compatible mini figures from family-run business Lyddie Lou Boutique. These sets are available in FIVE different options and are interchangeable. Stock up early as these make great holiday gifts! These figures will provide endless hours of playtime for both kids and adults alike. Choose from FIVE different dinosaur sets! Each set comes with eight different figures.

This deal at CertifiKID lets you choose your dino set and save 36% —  but hurry, one set has already sold out!

 Nicole Hoeper

5. Handprint Dinos

Look how adorable these handprint dinos are! Kids can use their imaginations when creating them, and you can save these pieces of art forever.

Supplies needed: paint, black permanent marker, paper, embellishments

1. Add paint to the palm of your child’s hand.
2. With fingers spread apart, gently press your child's hand onto a sheet of paper like a stamp.
3. Use extra paint and embellishments to add features like spikes or a tail.