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Drive-thru dinosaur experience comes to DTE Energy Music Theater

The Detroit News

Clarkston — Scores of fans lined up Friday at DTE Energy Music Theatre for a unique glimpse at the distant past.

Jurassic Quest, a touring dinosaur drive-through exhibit, kicked off at the site’s parking lot.

Through their car windows, visitors were greeted by more than 70 moving, life-like dinosaurs, recreated with help from leading paleontologists.

The interactive, safari-like route allowed a chance to wind through scenes showing off a range of dinosaurs, such as a 50 foot-long Megalodon or massive Spinosaurus. Trainers also were on hand with baby dinos.

The exhibit — touted to be the largest animatronic dinosaur event in North America — has been extended through Aug. 23 “by overwhelming demand,“ organizers said.

The venue is closed Mondays and Tuesdays of each week. Hours are 9 a.m.- 8 p.m.

Tickets start at $49 plus fees per car or SUV. They must be purchased online through  313Presents.com and www.jurassicquest.com.