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Jurassic Quest Drive-Thru Experience
Election hysteria, violence, vanishing environmental protections, endless doomscrolling: Some days, you wish you could tell the fish who walked out of the primordial soup to turn around and head back in. Try, instead, making time to unplug and embrace tradition with a throwback to the Mesozoic era. Pile some friends and family members into a motor vehicle and head to RFK Stadium for a fun-filled prehistoric dissociative episode. Adapted from their enormous, precisely designed touring show, Jurassic Quest’s Drive-Thru exhibit features over 70 animatronic dinosaurs and an audio tour, all accessible from the inside of your car. Enhance your tickets with bundled add-ons including dinosaur “surprises” and take-home crafts perfect for keeping your pointed rejection of modernity going into the evening. If you’re hankering for more gear, the FAQ section of the JQ website reassures explorers that “limited quantities of additional Dino-rrific souvenirs” will be available for purchase. I can almost hear John Williams’ gentle crescendo in the distance. The drive-thru opens at 11 a.m. Nov. 6 on the RFK Stadium Festival Grounds, 2408 Independence Ave. SE. Tickets are available at jurassicquest.com. $49.