Jurassic World: The Exhibition is a touring attraction where visitors go inside the fictional Jurassic World theme park. Using animatronic dinosaurs created by the Australian based company the Creature Technology Company who had previously created the animatronics for the stage show Walking With Dinosaurs: The Arena Spectacular, it was first housed at the Melbourne Museum from March 19, 2016 through October 9, 2016. Afterward, it was held at the Franklin Institute from November 25, 2016 through April 23, 2017 and the Field Museum of Natural History from May 26, 2017 to January 7, 2018. Paleontologist Jack Horner, who was paleontological consultant for the four films, was consulted for the design of the dinosaurs and their film inspired environments. A new 'theme park' of the same name in Dallas is set to officially open on June 18, 2021.
From the Imagine Exhibitions website:
"Jurassic World: The Exhibition immerses visitors in the magic of Isla Nublar by taking them into the heart of The Park. Here, they can get as close as they dare to the world’s most life-like dinosaurs. Created in close collaboration with Universal Studios and renowned Paleontologist Jack Horner, Jurassic World: the Exhibition allows visitors to tour The Park as VIP guests, placing them in some of the film’s most iconic moments.
From the Ferry ride to Isla Nublar to a harrowing escape from Indominus rex, the exhibition is awe inspiring. Guided by a virtual Park Ranger throughout their experience, visitors encounter a 7-meter tall Brachiosaurus, come face to face with a massive 9-meter-long Pachyrhinosaurus, and “step behind the glass” at The Hammond Creation Lab to engage with the real world science surrounding dinosaur DNA. In the distance, the roars of the ferocious T. rex and Indominus rex echo – and these will be encounters you will never forget.
Don’t miss this exhilarating journey into Jurassic World.
As given on the Imagine Exhibitions website:
- Introductory Theater
- Welcome to Jurassic World
- Land of the Giants
- Gentle Giants Petting Zoo
- Hammond Creation Center
- T. rex Kingdom Welcome Area
- T. rex Kingdom Feeding Experience
- Gyrosphere Valley
- Innovation Center
- Scientific Epilogue
- Brachiosaurus (adult and egg)
- Indominus rex
- Pachyrhinosaurus (both adult and juvenile)
- Parasaurolophus (both adult and babies) 
- Stygimoloch (both adult and juvenile)
- Tyrannosaurus rex
- Velociraptor (adult and egg)
- Hadrosaurus (Egg)
- Ouranosaurus (amber)
- Turiasaurus (amber)
- Amurosaurus (amber)
- Caiuajara (amber)
- Fulgurotherium (amber)
- Pegomastax (amber)
- Megalosaurus (amber)
- Pantydraco (amber)
- Archaeopteryx (amber)
- Balaur (amber)
Behind the scenes
Interestingly, the Brachiosaurus and Parasaurolophus are different species than they are commonly depicted as in the franchise. The exhibition's Brachiosaurus resembles the species reassigned genus Giraffatitan rather than Brachiosaurus altithorax and the Parsaurolophus resembles Parasaurolophus cyrtocristatus with a younger Parasaurolophus walkeri also being feature in the exhibition.
Notes and references
- premier.vic.gov.au - Labor Government Secures Jurassic World: The Exhibition (November 29, 2015) Retrieved from http://www.premier.vic.gov.au/labor-government-secures-jurassic-world-the-exhibition/
- Official Website
- Time Out Melbourne - Jurassic World: The Exhibition (November 29, 2015) Retrieved from https://www.timeout.com/melbourne/museums/jurassic-world-the-exhibition
- Jurassic World. Franklin Institute.
- Vadala, Nick. (August 30, 2016) Dinosaurs to take over the Franklin Institute with ‘Jurassic World: The Exhibition'. The Philly.
- imagineexhibitions.com - Jurassic World: The Exhibition. Retrieved from http://www.imagineexhibitions.com/tabid/709/Default.aspx
- Creature Technology Company Website - Jurassic World: The Exxhibition: Behind the scenes Gallery. Retrieved from http://www.creaturetechnology.com/exhibitions-themeparks/jurassic-world-exhibition/behind-scenes/
- Melbourne Museum Facebook