Jackson, MS, Feb. 2014 – SMG, the Worldwide Leader in Convention and Entertainment Management, is excited to welcome Discover The Dinosaurs back to the Jackson Convention Complex, March 1-2. Discover The Dinosaurs will give families and kids a chance to get up close and personal with the Cretaceous Crowd, right here in Jackson!

Jeff Larsen of Blue Star Productions said Discover The Dinosaurs is a hands-on exhibit featuring 40-60 animatronic and museum-quality replicas.

“This is a memorable way to combine an educational experience with fun for all ages,” Larsen said. “Not only can kids and adults interact with the dinos in a hands-on environment, we also will have the Dino Dig, Dino Den play area, Dino coloring area, scavenger hunt, and Dino theater.”

But the fun doesn’t stop there, Larsen said.

“We also will have gem and fossil panning, face painting, dinosaur inflatables, mini golf, and Dino rides available for an additional charge,” he said.

Kelvin D. Moore, SMG General Manager for the Jackson Convention Complex, said Discover The Dinosaurs is among the most thrilling events hosted by the Complex.

“There’s nothing like the feeling of being up close and personal with life-size dinosaurs,” Moore said. “Kids and adults alike can enjoy the sights, sounds and touch of these kings of the land before time.”

The event is set for March 1-2 at the Jackson Convention Complex. Admission is $18 for most adults and for children 13 years and older, and $16 for adults over 65. Admission for children 2-12 is $13 for the exhibit only and $22 for the exhibit plus the extra events. Children younger than one get in free. Come see Discover The Dinosaurs at the Jackson Convention Complex!


Opened in 2009, the Jackson Convention Complex features 330,000 square feet of flexible exhibit, ballroom and meeting space and is located in the heart of downtown Jackson …Mississippi’s capital city and the heart of Southern hospitality. The Complex offers first-rate amenities, state of the art technologies, resort quality service and in-house catering. It is a LEED® Certified building, as established by the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC). The Jackson Convention Complex is owned by the Capital City Convention Center Commission and is managed by SMG. For more information, visit


Founded in 1977, SMG provides management services to more than 230 public assembly facilities including convention and exhibition centers, arenas, stadiums, theatres, performing arts centers, equestrian facilities, science centers and a variety of other venues. With facilities across the globe, SMG manages more than 14.4 million square feet of exhibition space and over 1.75 million sports and entertainment seats. As the recognized global industry leader, SMG provides venue management, sales, marketing, event booking and programming, construction and design consulting, and pre-opening services for such landmark facilities as McCormick Place & Solider Field in Chicago, Moscone Convention Center in San Francisco, Houston’s Reliant Park and the Mercedes-Benz Superdome in New Orleans. SMG also offers food and beverage operations through its concessions, catering and special events division, SAVOR, currently servicing more than 100 accounts worldwide. For more information visit