October 5-7, Jurassic Quest comes roaring into the Rhode Island Convention Center. As the largest and most realistic dinosaur event in America, Jurassic Quest lets you walk through the Cretaceous, Jurassic and Triassic Periods of time on Earth to see what it would be like to walk among the dinosaurs. Jurassic Quest also has more than 10 other attractions for the entire family to enjoy. Here are our 5 reasons you shouldn't miss this year's Jurassic Quest:

Double the Size

The Providence event has doubled in size this year. That means more dinosaurs, more attractions and MORE FUN!

More Than 80 True-to-Life Dinosaurs

You won't want to miss the more than 80 true-to-life-size dinosaurs. Each dinosaur was created in collaboration with leading paleontologists to be sure every realistic detail was replicated. These dinosaurs roar, move and some even walk around.

The Fossil Dig

Aspiring paleontologists can unearth secrets like the ones that have been hidden for millions of years. What a fun hands-on experience.

Dino Babies

Meet a baby triceratops or camarasaurus. These amazing lifelike puppets come out throughout the day for 30 minutes at a time, so be sure you don't miss them.

It's Fun & Educational

Whether you listen to a dinosaur expert, test your knowledge at one of the Dino Science Stations, or just walk around reading about each dinosaur, you'll have a blast and learn as well.

Tickets for Jurassic Quest are $18 for seniors 65 and up, $20 for kids and adults, or grab a Kids VIP pass, which includes unlimited rides, games and more for $34. The event is open Friday from 3 p.m. to 8 p.m. and Saturday and Sunday from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. If you want to make a day of it, there are plenty of great restaurants where you can grab a bite near the Convention Center.