Jurassic World: The Exhibition

Time Out says

Life finds a way at this (scarily) realistic prehistoric experience inspired by the blockbuster dinosaur movie franchise

Have you ever dreamed of walking with dinosaurs? Well Melbourne, life finds a way. Jurassic World: The Exhibition is roaring into the city this year following a hugely successful stint in Sydney. This enormous and immersive experience celebrates 31 years of the film franchise that began with the ground-breaking 1993 movie Jurassic Park.

At this family-friendly exhibit of Jurassic proportions, you can walk through the iconic “Jurassic World” gates and encounter a life-sized brachiosaurus and velociraptors, plus the most fearsome dinosaur of all, the mighty Tyrannosaurus Rex. (We’re yet to receive confirmation on whether you’ll also encounter the glistening, exposed chest hair of Jeff Goldblum as you explore the richly themed environments.)

Visitors will be able to imagine what it would have been like to roam amongst these breathtaking creatures (the dinosaurs, not Sam Neil and the gang), and even interact with baby dinos, including “Bumpy” from the popular animated series Jurassic World: Camp Cretaceous (currently streaming on Netflix).

Are you finding yourself thinking that the mad scientists behind this experience “were so preoccupied with whether or not they could, they didn’t stop to think if they should?” Well, hold onto your butts. They’re not playing God with real extinct creatures, but with life-like animatronics. So, Melbourne should avoid an apocalyptic T-Rex escape situation – phew!

The exhibition engages audiences of all ages in settings inspired by the Jurassic World franchise and is produced in conjunction with Universal Live Entertainment, NEON, SuperLuna, Masterworks, Sony Music Entertainment Australia and Animax Designs – the creators of the lifelike animatronic dinosaurs.

Jurassic World: The Exhibition will roar into Melbourne on August 2, 2024, with tickets to go on sale at 6pm on Thursday, May 23. To join the waitlist for tickets, hit up the website.