Prehistoric party!

Jurassic Empire brings prehistoric times back to life

By Claire Nunn on August 6, 2021

Take a drive back through time at the Jurassic Empire Dinosaur drive-thru event coming to the Auburn Outlet Collection Mall and the Everett Mall.

Visitors will be able to enjoy the prehistoric journey from the comfort of their car (visitors must remain in vehicles and are not allowed in truck beds). As visitors drive through, their journey will begin from the Jurassic period and continuing through the Ice Age. Along the way, car loads will discover the dinosaurs and mammals that roamed the earth more than 150 million years ago. 

A massive display of dinosaurs, that yes include a T-Rex, awaits at every turn. The drive-thru exhibit features over 60, life-size dinosaurs in their natural habitat. These moving, breathing, roaring, giant creatures will surely leave your children wide-eyed. 

The event will be held at both the Auburn Outlet Collection Mall and the Everett Mall. Located about a 35-minute drive from Joint Base Lewis-McChord, the Auburn mall will be the closest location to take it all in. Depending on traffic the tour through the dinosaurs can last from 20 minutes to over an hour. Guests are encouraged to take their time and soak in all the prehistoric sights. 

Event dates for both locations are Aug. 5-8, 12-15 and 19-22. Thursday-Friday shows are open 3-8 p.m. Saturday-Sunday times are 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.

Tickets must be purchased online prior to the event and a two hour increment is given to each carload. Guests will be able to show up anytime during the two hour increment. Weekday tickets for a vehicle of seven or less is $59 and $85 for a vehicle of eight to 14 passengers. Weekend tickets are slightly more with a vehicle of seven or less running $69, and a vehicle of eight to 14, $95.

A dinosaur surprise package for $32 each can be added that includes a bag with three dinosaur surprise gifts inside or a mega surprise pack for $52 which includes six dinosaur surprise gifts. Both surprise packs can be purchased online or when you check in. 

The whole family will enjoy driving through and taking in the sights of 150 million years ago. 

Tickets can be purchased at

Auburn Jurassic Empire Dinosaur drive-thru event, Aug. 5-8, 12-15 and 19-22, 1101 Outlet Collection Way SW, Auburn, 313.384.8844.

Everett Jurassic Empire Dinosaur drive-thru event, Aug. 5-8, 12-15 and 19-22, 1402 SE Everett Mall Way, Everett, 313.384.8844.