My son is a dinosaur freak. I’ve had no less than a baker’s dozen people send me this information because of my son’s affinity for the prehistoric, so I better pass it along to you as well!

Life-sized, animatronic dinosaurs will be scattered about the parking lot outside the Fox Valley Mall starting Friday, May 7th!

It will be a drive-thru experience allowing families to weave around 35 “full-scale, moving, scientifically accurate dinosaurs on a prehistoric globetrotting expedition.”

You’ll be able to tune your radio on to hear in-car audio guide and you’ll experience simulated earthquakes, be eye-witnesses to fierce dinosaur battles, and they may even need to save a baby dinosaur’s life!

According the FVM, each car will receive one “Survival Pack” that includes take-home activities related to the experience.

Tickets are sold on a per-vehicle basis and prices start at  $49.95 (for a seven-passenger vehicle). Sellouts are expected and advance ticket purchases are highly recommended; tickets can be purchased at


May 7th – May 23rd

Special Hours Apply on Opening Day (Friday, May 7th): Noon – 9 p.m.

  • Monday and Tuesday: Not Open
  • Wednesday and Thursday: Noon – 8 p.m.
  • Friday, Saturday and Sunday: 9 a.m. – 9 p.m.


195 Fox Valley Center Drive

Aurora, IL 60504

Located in the outside Northeast parking lot near Denny’s