Prepare to be transported to a place of wonder and prehistoric discovery as you journey through Town Center during our brand new two-week experience, July 2 – 14, “Jurassic Journey.”  Featuring 20 life-like Dinosaur exhibits, nightly entertainment, LIVE! “TC-Rex” encounters, movie nights, dance parties, dig tents, interactive activities and so much more!  This dino-mite experience is sure to captivate dinosaur fans – big or small, young or old.  This event is free and open to the public.  See Schedule of Events below. Questions about the event? Contact (757) 490-7810 or

Schedule of Events 

Dinosaur Exhibits | Open Daily, 10:00 AM – 9:00 PM @ various locations throughout Town Center 

Traverse Town Center by foot and discover over 20 life-like dinosaurs.  During this self-guided tour, you will learn about different dinosaurs, time periods, fun facts and more. Before your journey, pick up a map at the Dig Tent (located in the Fountain Plaza) or download it here to help guide you to the exhibit locations.

Dino Dig Tent – Fossil Digs, Fossil Rubbings, Creatceous Chalk Art | Open Sunday – Thursday, 10:00 AM – 6:00 PM, Friday & Saturday, 10:00 AM – 8:00 PM @ Fountain Plaza 

Children and adults alike can unearth million year old secrets just like a real paleontologist as they dig for fossils, experience fossil rubbings and enjoy some chalk art.

Fountain Plaza Entertainment | Appearing Nightly, 5:30 PM – 9:00 PM @ Fountain Plaza 

Each evening the Fountain Plaza comes alive with entertainment – a little jazz, a little country, we have it all!

Live! TC-Rex Encounter | Special Appearances: Friday – Sunday, 1:00 PM – 4:00 PM @ various locations throughout Town Center 

Have you ever met a real dinosaur?  Come meet TC REX.  Take photos, touch and hang out during TC-Rex’s appearances.

Dino Dancers | Special Appearances: Friday – Sunday, 3:00 PM – 6:00 PM @ Fountain Plaza 

Do you like to dance?  So do dinosaurs!  Come have some fun in the plaza and dance along with our Dino Dancers!

A Dinosaur Movie in the Plaza | Special Event: Saturday, July 6 – 8:30 PM @ Fountain Plaza

Enjoy an outdoor dinosaur movie in the plaza – large movie screen, free popcorn and lots of fun! BYOC(hair)

Jurassic Dance Party | Special Event: Friday, July 12 – 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM @ Fountain Plaza 

Join Dino DJ-JR and the Dino Dancers for a party in the plaza! Muse Paintbar will also be on-site at 6 demonstrating a live dino painting. Dino costumes welcome. 🙂

Jurassic Journey Movie & Music with Symphonicity | Special Event: Saturday, July 13 – 8:30 PM @ Fountain Plaza

Symphonicity will be joined by Ballet Virginia International for a special children’s presentation of “Jurassic Journey”. In this 45-minute show that features a full, live orchestra, audience members will be taken back in time through orchestral music to the prehistoric age of green moss, misty meadows and mega-dinosaurs. Ballet Virginia International dancers, special lighting and engaging graphics will add visual context to the musical adventure. Additionally, there will be a special sing-along!  BYOC(hair)

Dino-mite Deals

Don’t forget to treat your inner dino while you’re here! Select Town Center businesses are offering discounts to those attending Jurassic Journey.

Bravo! Cucina Italiana – Free Dinosaur Coloring Page & Dinosaur Figure with purchase of a Kids Meal and Dino Drink Menu Specials

Cold Stone Creamery – Free Kids Cone with purchase of a “Love It” or “Gotta Have It” size creation

Lamia’s Crepes – 10% off any purchase

The Royal Chocolate – 10% discount on regular priced products and FREE Birnn Truffle with $10 or more purchase

Tupelo Honey – Free Dino Kids Meal with purchase of Adult Entree (limited quantities available)

YMCA at Town Center – No joining fee (savings of $50-$75)

Disclaimer: Must mention the “Jurassic Journey” special upon placing your order/making a purchase. Discount valid from July 2-14, 2019. Discount valid on regular priced items only. Not to be combined with any other discount or special offer. One coupon, per person.

Things To Know Before You Go 

  • The outdoor exhibits are a self-guided tour and are open daily, rain or shine!
  • No ticket or reservation necessary
  • The City of Virginia Beach provides free parking in all of their public garages in Town Center. We recommend utilizing garage parking for this event.
  • Check the CBDA Facebook Page for the latest event information
  • Still have questions? Contact (757) 490-7810 or


This free, community event was made possible by our presenting sponsor, Armada Hoffler Properties!