Giant Dinosaurs Plan a Takeover of the Duke Energy Convention Center

This is your chance to get up close and personal with a Megalodon.

Mar 25, 2022 at 8:48 am
Look out for the Tyrannosaurus Rex! - Jurassic Quest
Jurassic Quest
Look out for the Tyrannosaurus Rex!

Massive dinosaurs from Jurassic Quest descend upon the Duke Energy Convention Center March 25-27, creating Cincinnati’s own Jurassic Park.

Guests can experience Earth’s history by walking among the giants of the Cretaceous, Jurassic and Triassic periods. Working alongside the latest research from paleontologists, Jurassic Quest strives to ensure every detail from teeth size to coloration is accurately depicted in the replica creatures.

"The Jurassic Quest herd of animatronic dinos — from the largest predators to playful baby dinos — are displayed in realistic scenes with some that move and roar, allowing guests to experience them as they were when they roamed the earth billions of years ago," reads a release.

Offering more than just lifelike dinos, Jurassic Quest has experiences fit for the whole family including dinosaur-themed rides, live dinosaur shows, interactive science and art activities, photo opportunities and more, according to a press release.

Stop by one of Jurassic Quest's dino trainers to learn all about the hatching of different baby dinosaur species. Afterward, swim over to the “Ancient Oceans” sections of the event to learn of marine monsters and see a 50- foot Megalodon shark.

General admission tickets include access to the dinosaur and marine exhibits, arts and crafts activities, and dinosaur shows. Other rides, activities or souvenir photography are available for a separate cost. 

Advanced ticket purchase is highly recommended since tickets are for a timed arrival window, however, visitors may walk through the exhibits at their own pace. 

Jurassic Quest is open 1-8 p.m. March 25; 9 a.m.-8 p.m. March 26; and 9 a.m.-6 p.m. March 27. Tickets start at $19.

The Duke Energy Convention Center is located at 525 Elm St., Downtown. Find more info at

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