Ride a 24-Foot T. Rex at Jurassic Quest at the Duke Energy Convention Center

Featuring over 80 life-sized animatronic recreations of the prehistoric beasts that once roamed the Earth, Jurassic Quest is perfect for families to learn about and interact with dinos

click to enlarge Animatronic dinosaurs — not being ridden by humans - PHOTO: PROVIDED BY JURASSIC QUEST
Photo: Provided by Jurassic Quest
Animatronic dinosaurs — not being ridden by humans

Dinosaurs are back from extinction for Jurassic Quest at the Duke Energy Convention Center. Featuring over 80 life-sized animatronic recreations of the prehistoric beasts that once roamed the Earth, Jurassic Quest is perfect for families to learn about and interact with dinos up close and personal.

The website says, “In collaboration with leading paleontologists, each dinosaur was painstakingly replicated in every detail. Whether their prehistoric counterpart had skin that was scaly, had feathers or fur, Jurassic Quest has spared no expense in bringing this realism to life.”

Try out your excavation skills with the fossil dig, hang out with baby dinosaurs, ride on the back of a 24-foot T. rex or let the kids run loose in the “Dino Bounce” area with inflatable mazes, crafts and more.

3-8 p.m. Friday, March 13; 9 a.m.-8 p.m. Saturday, March 14; 9 a.m.-7 p.m. Sunday, March 15. $22; $36 VIP; $20 seniors. Duke Energy Convention Center. 525 Elm St., Downtown, jurassicquest.com