Ballantyne’s Backyard Turns Jurassic Park This November

Dinos at 11: The Jurassic Encounter opens on November 19!

The traveling exhibit of animatronic and static dinosaurs takes over Ballantyne’s Backyard November 19-28. Purchase tickets to the prehistoric walk-through experience featuring over 50 true-to-detail dinos.

Enhance your tour with a free educational and interactive app to learn more about different species, shop souvenirs in the Dino Village, enjoy free photo opportunities and dig for dinosaur bones. Local food and drink are available for purchase. 

Dino Days

  • November 21 | The Dino Dance Party with DJ Rex and the Dino-mite Dancers includes non-stop music and entertainment from 2 to 5 p.m.
  • November 25 | Celebrate Thanksgiving with your family. Dress in costume for the chance to cash in Dino Dollars on souvenirs.

The main entrance to Ballantyne’s Backyard and the northside of the park are closed to non-ticketholders on November 19-21 and 24-28. Park visitors are welcome to enter the southside of the park via the stairs on the left side of the Wells Fargo Building located at 11611 N. Community House Road. The main entrance and sidewalks in Ballantyne’s Backyard will be open for visitors to enter the north and south areas on November 14-18 and 22-23. 

Purchase tickets in advance at to guarantee entry for just $12 per person or purchase onsite for $16 per person. Tickets are sold in timeslots to ensure the best guest experience. Ages 2+ require a ticket. A parent or guardian must accompany children at all times. Parking is free. 

Parking is free and available at 11611 North Community House Road, Charlotte, NC 28277.


Published on November 1, 2021. Updated on November 11, 2021.

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