Jurassic Quest gives kids a chance to meet, ride dinosaurs

Jurassic Quest came to Savannah for the first time from Jan. 14-15 (Photo: Ian Dembling)

Savannah, Ga. (WTGS)-- The Savannah International Trade and Convention Center got a blast from the past this weekend. The center opened its doors to more than 80 different dinosaurs of all shapes and sizes.

Hundreds from across the Coastal Empire and Low Country made their way to Hutchinson Island for the exhibit.

The event consisted of many different shows and activities for children, including opportunities to dig for fossils, make special dinosaur crafts, meet baby dinosaurs, and ride larger dinosaurs.

"It's like going to pre-earth and seeing what earth was like way back when when these creatures were roaming it," said show manager Dustin Baker.

For young dinosaurs, like seven-year-old Tyler Tinnel of Hardeeville, it turned all their dreams into a reality. Tinnel got to ride a triceratops at Jurassic Quest. He said his favorite dinosaurs are the pterodactyls and dinosaurs with long necks.

Tinnel said, "it was so much fun. I like it a lot!"

Baker said Jurassic Quest: Out of Extinction is comprised of about 40 staff members who help transport the dozens of dinosaurs to each city. Their next stop after Savannah is Conway, Arkansas.

They will be back in Georgia the weekend of February 4th in Atlanta.

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