DTE Energy Music Theatre is going back in time — way back. From Aug. 7-16, the local concert venue will transform into the Jurassic Quest Drive-Thru, a touring interactive exhibit that features more than 70 life-like robotic dinosaurs.
The ride through Jurassic Quest is an hour long and takes guests through the Cretaceous period, the Jurassic period, and The Triassic period. The drive-thru includes a 50-foot-long Megalodon, 80-foot-long Spinosaurus, a variety of baby dinosaurs, marine creatures, and more. The look of each dinosaur and their movements — including roaring and walking — are informed by collaborations with paleontologists.
Guests can guide themselves through the drive-thru with an online audio tour that can be played through phone or car speakers. They’ll also have the chance to take a safari-style photo with a dinosaur backdrop. Food and drink will not be available on site, so visitors are encouraged to bring their own snacks to enjoy during the ride.
For safety purposes, employees will be wearing masks and regularly applying hand sanitizer and washing their hands. Guests must remain in their vehicle during the ride and wear a mask if they exit their vehicle to use the restroom before or after their tour. Any merchandise purchased through the attraction’s Dino Store — such as plush toys and figures — will be done so through cashless and touchless transactions, and staff will deliver items to the vehicle.
Tickets start at $49 per vehicle and must be purchased online in advance. Guests will receive a text with their time slot that they can open on their cell phone before arriving.