It’s Here! Dino Stroll (and Dragons Too)

Make your plans now to experience this truly fun and awe-inspiring event that brings life-size dinosaurs and dragons to life.

Families with kids who are dino- and dragon-crazy (or even just dino- and dragon-curious) will not want to miss the Dino & Dragon Stroll, appearing for one weekend only in Grayslake December 4-5 and Chicago February 26-27 (NOTE: the updated date for the Chicago event! This has moved from January 29-30. Tickets purchased for this date will be honored on February 26-27).

Now is your chance to experience the most-attended indoor dino stroll in 2021 as you immerse yourself in this breathtaking interactive event.

The Dino & Dragon Stroll is a unique, walk-through event that puts you up close to lifelike and life-size dinosaurs and dragons. This event features the largest creatures touring the country — some standing more than 28 feet tall and stretching 60 feet long. With advanced animatronic and sound technology that brings these creatures to life, you may have a hard time convincing your child — and yourself — that they aren’t real.

So many dinosaurs — it’s a real dino stroll

Get into a Mesozoic Era frame of mind with prehistoric dinos from the Triassic, Jurassic and Cretaceous periods. Take a family picture next to the huge Brachiosaurus and giant Mamenchisaurus. And don’t forget the T.rex and the Apatosaurus!

Your kids will want to climb into a dinosaur egg and peer into the mouth of the 36-foot-long Giganotosaurus. You’ll all enjoy the world-famous Dino Band and the super-realistic dino babies and dinosaurs that roam around to greet you during your stroll.

Enter the dragon den

On your way to the event, ask your kids to imagine how dragons actually look, then fulfill their fantasies up close with some legendary fire-breathing creatures. With scaly skin, feathers and fur, plus moving heads, necks, tails and wings, you’ll actually think they are alive. Watch closely for their breathing movements, synchronized sounds and roars and other incredible realistic details.

Even more fun

At the Dino & Dragon Stroll, you and your family can interact with bounce house inflatables, dino scooters and walking dino rides. You can even climb onto the back of a dinosaur to experience what it would be like to ride one. And don’t miss the T.rex ATVs that ride along a track encircling the T.rex itself. It’s real fun on a prehistoric level.

There are plenty of craft stations, too, for hands-on craft fun. Worried the experience will be a little too intense for some? Check out the sensory-friendly session at the Chicago Navy Pier event.

Photo Credit: CV Events

Dino & Dragon Stroll is a one-of-a-kind event that gives parents, kids and whole families a great chance to roam the earth as it appeared in the age of the dinosaurs — plus enter an imaginary world where fire-breathing dragons rule. Don’t miss it!

Dino & Dragon Stroll, one weekend only in Grayslake. Dec. 4-5, 2021, Lake County Fairgrounds and Event Center. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. on Saturday. 10 a.m.-4 p.m. on Sunday.

Dino & Dragon Stroll, one weekend only in Chicago. Feb. 26-27 (NOTE: the updated date for the Chicago event! Tickets purchased for the original dates of Jan. 29-30 will be honored at the Feb. 26-27 event.) Navy Pier. 10 a.m.-4 p.m. on Saturday. 10 a.m.-3 p.m. on Sunday. Sensory-friendly session begins at 8:30 a.m. on Saturday, Feb. 26.
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Chicago Parent Editorial Team
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