Kids love dinosaurs, and there will be plenty of dinosaurs and family fun at DinoFest Columbus. This one day event on Saturday, May 11 will feature a variety of dinosaurs, including cuddly characters for the young ones, to realistic raptors that’ll make you feel like you’re back in prehistoric times.
You’ll enjoy family fun including Dino-themed bounce houses, face-painting fun, music by the Shazzbots, Raptor Feeding Zone, Dinosuar Hunt, and a meet and greet with Gator Dave and real-life reptiles. Paleontologists from the Orton Geological Society at OSU will be there to show off real Ohio fossils and a full-size T-Rex skull! The show will close out with a seat-rumbling screening of Jurassic Park with Nite Owl Theater’s Fritz the Nite Owl.
Dress up is strongly encouraged and may be rewarded! Come dressed in your dinosaur-themed costume and you could win a valuable prize! There will be food vendors on site to appease the hungry omnivores.
Tickets for noon entry start at $15 (plus fees), with special ticket options including Family DinoPacks for 6 people and DinoFest Duo for one adult and one child. Kids 2 and under are free. Tickets for earlier entry are also available. Official show hours are 11 am – 5 pm.
Franklin County Fair
4100 Columbia St
Hilliard, Ohio 43026