Dinosaurs are taking over western North Dakota right now. This weekend, in Minot, Jurassic Empire will be taking over the mall. Then, NEXT WEEKEND, Bismarck-Mandan better be prepared for prehistoric family fun.


WHAT: Jurassic Empire

WHEN: Saturday, September 26, 2020 - Sunday, September 27, 2020
10:00 AM - 9:00 PM (Saturday)
10:00 AM - 7:00 PM (Sunday)

WHERE: Gateway Mall
2700 State Street, Bismarck


What is Jurassic Empire? It is a family event, where you can interact with lifelike and life size dinosaurs - there are even baby dinosaurs that will play with you! You can meet Tracy, the young T-Rex and check out a Dinosaur band. There are also activities for the whole family to enjoy. Get tickets and all the details about Jurassic Empire, coming to the Gateway Mall in Bismarck here (you can also get tickets at the door, the day of the event).

Why did this type of event NOT exist when I was a child? Young me may have been the girlest girl ever, but I would have totally loved to see real-ish dinosaurs in person! I may have to see if the family wants to bring my niece to Bismarck for some Jurassic fun next weekend.

I loved all the great dinosaur things growing up - The Land Before Time, Jurassic Park, Dinosaur, and you can't forget "Barney" (yes, I was obsessed) or "The Flintstones." And I recently got my niece a dinosaur onesie. The obsession is lifelong and I can't wait to see some giant dinosaurs in a couple of weeks.