America’s Largest Life-Sized Dinosaur Experience Is Coming To The Charlotte Area


The largest exhibit of lifesize, moving, museum-quality dinosaurs in North America is coming to the Charlotte area next month.

Jurassic Quest will include over 70 moving and life-like dinosaurs as well as a life-sized replica of the largest shark to ever swim our waters – the giant megalodon shark. The animatronic displays will be constructed in period-correct displays according to the time period each creature lived in.

The massive exhibit is now being constructed at the Hickory Metro Convention Center and will be open to the public from May 27-29.

New for 2022, join us for The Quest, our official educational and entertaining journey through the Jurassic.” The Quest is an interactive adventure where guests will meet dinos and prehistoric sea creatures, take a unique Dino Snap, search for fossils, watch a live Raptor Training Experience and more. Follow the 10 clues to the “Quest Spot” signs and collect a prize at the end. The Quest is included with general admission.

Families can walk through the Cretaceous, Jurassic and Triassic periods to see the dinos that ruled on land, and “deep dive” into the “Ancient Oceans” exhibit to come face to face with the largest apex predator that ever existed – a moving, life-size, 50-foot-long megalodon! Meet the babies, hatched only at Jurassic Quest: Cammie the Camarasaurus, Tyson the T-Rex and Trixie the Triceratops – and, you may even catch one of our star dino trainers: Safari Sarah, Dino Dustin, Captain Caleb, Prehistoric Nick or Park Ranger Marty.

Tickets start at $19 at or on-site, and include a 100% ticket guarantee that in the event of a show cancellation or postponement for any reason, ticket purchases will be automatically refunded for the full purchase amount.