Jurassic World: The Exhibition in London where you can get to meet dinosaurs

I love all animals and always wondered what it would be to of met a dinosaur but I never knew we actually do still live amongst dinosaurs, as in an evolutionary sense, birds are a living group of dinosaurs because which descended from our common ancestor of all dinosaurs. However no such dinosaur, such as the Brachiosaurus, Tyrannosaurus or even a Velociraptor, are still alive sadly, or are they?

Thanks to technology and science at Jurassic Word: The Exhibition you can meet not just those dinosaurs but so many more, even baby ones.

I was invited down to the press night to see how brave I am in coming face to face with dinosaurs. Was I that brave perhaps not.

Jurassic World: The Exhibition in London

Jurassic World: The Exhibition allows visitors to not just see dinosaurs but you will get to learn, meet and even stroke dinosaurs as you immersive yourself through this 45 minute exhibition which spans over 20,000-square-foot.

Inspired by the beloved Jurassic Park movies, this immersive experience is a must for all fans of dinosaurs.

From Excel you will ferry to Isla Nublar then you’ll get to walk through the the massive Jurassic World gates where you will have a tour like no other and come face to face with 16 dinosaurs from a Brachiosaurus, to the mightiest of all the Tyrannosaurus Rex.

It took a team of over 100 specialists to create the realistic dinosaurs for Jurassic World: The Exhibition. The process included over 15 disciplines from sculpting, moldmaking, painting to mechanical engineering and industrial design. Most of which are moulded and sculpted from those dinosaurs you see from the movie franchise.

Question though are you brave enough to walk through an exhibit full of dinosaurs.

Meeting dinosaurs

If like me you love anything to do with dinosaurs and even the Jurassic Park movies then you will love this movie inspired immersive exhibition where you will be able to experience the dinosaurs for yourself. This really is the closest you will come to large dinosaurs such as the most powerful dinosaur of them all the T-Rex.

Arriving at Excel, meeting my friend Steve @neverfearnew, we started to follow dinosaur foot prints to the Jurassic World: The Exhibition in which we knew we will finally come face to face with dinosaurs.

After checking in we soon hopped onto a ferry (virtually) in which we watched an introduction about the island of Isla Nublar and how industrialist John Hammond realized his dream of turning dinosaur DNA into actual living animals. His vision of sharing the majesty of his creations with the world came to fruition with the opening of Jurassic World.

Stepping off from the ferry we came face to face with the main gates into Jurassic in which stood a Brachiosaurus.

I learnt that the Brachiosaurus is a social and curious herbivore (plant eater) and that her deep, resonating calls can carry for miles. She is also one of the longest and tallest dinosaurs of 70.54 ft long and 40.68 ft tall.

Within this area as well I could dinosaur watch through some of the treehouse binoculars which I saw a variety of roaming free dinosaurs in Gyrosphere Valley.

I also got to meet a baby Pteranodon which alas I could not stroke as the zoo keeper said if I tried it would most likely bite my fingers off as he is a meat eater and don’t like strangers. However they like to let the baby’s greet members of public from the moment they are born as to encourage them lean social skills.

Then we were guided out of here by one of the Jurassic World employees and passed a dinosaur which was in a van ready for transporting before we ended up in the Hammond Creation Lab where in which I learnt so much.

I got to see the famous amber collection, dinosaur eggs of all sizes, even dinosaur poo plus more baby dinosaurs from ones in an incubation and a baby Stygimoloch which one of the professors of the lab was carrying in his arms.

I got to learn a lot about dinosaurs from this lab, but in particular I learnt that Mosasaurus are not from an egg unlike most other dinosaurs, in fact they are given birth in the water like a whale does.

Then it was onto the next room in which there was a herd of Velociraptors which were caged and muzzled ready to be inspected over for their daily health check up.

There was Delta, Echo, and Charlie from the movies but Blue was missing however we were shortly told because Blue was in training. It’s a great show but make sure to not touch the cages as there are 10,000 volts of electricity passing through it! OK, to be fair they do switch the voltage off for a temporary time whilst we are within the area as so we don’t fry ourselves whilst watching the show.

I learnt also that Blue is the alpha of the pack and is the largest. Blue sickle claw can be used for slashing prey and his bite has a force of over 8000 newtons or the equivalent to a large America Alligator.

We then went onto met Indominus Rex a hybrid. Standing tall at 22 ft we then came was terrifying. He was tailored by Jurassic Worlds highly skilled scientists in which they created him from using DNA, from a T. Rex, Velociraptor, Carnotaurus, Gigantosaurus and Therizinosaurus, amongst many others. This animal we learnt list most dinosaurs is not friendly and kills for sport, like a cat. It can swallow a human in one bite.  

We then headed into a room where a bunch of Gyrospheres are kept. Each are 2 meters in diameter and each apparently have auto & manual controls and can travel up to 5 mph. Pity me and Steve could not give them a spin but we could sit within one for a photo opportunity. We learnt that these Gyrospheres are used to explore the area of Gyrosphere Valley where guests will be able to visits dinosaur species from the safety of an innpvative glass enclosed vehicle. Would of been great to of experienced. Even if virtually.

Even got to meet another baby dinosaur.

We then shortly moved onto another room which we discovered a huge skull of a T-Rex.

Even got to have a go at fossil hunting ourself by brushing away sand with a brush and discovering fossils. This is Steve discovering fossils.

Plus even got to meet another baby dinosaur and got to stroke her.

It was then time to meet the mightiest and most famous dinosaur of them all the T-Rex which its real name is The Tyrannosaurus Rex. It is mighty and terrifying.

A T-Rex stands 44 ft and is 17.06 ft long and weighs 7 tons.

Did you know that an adult T. Rex requires at least 308 pounds of meat every day. Thanks to her powerful neck, she can throw a 100 pound chunk of meat into the air and catch it in an awe inspiring move called inertial feeding.

T. Rex seemed to be in a mood though and soon started to turn his sights onto us visitors, which we all had to make a quick sharp exit before we became food. I screamed I can tell you that for sure.

After exiting Jurassic World, you will enter into an extensive gift shop which you will be able to purchase official licensed merchandise. You can buy a range of dinosaur-themed things from t-shirts, hoodies, plush toys, mugs and so much more.

A sneak peak of Jurassic World: The Exhibition


Rating: 4 out of 5.

This exhibition I got to learn, see and stroke dinosaurs was roartastic. Throughout this exhibit I visited backstage areas of Jurassic World in which I met one particular famous dinosaur Blue a raptor.

I loved meeting the different species of dinosaurs, all of which looked so real. Visiting the Hammond Creation Lab, seeing Blue the raptor being trained, digging for fossils and even meeting the mighty T-Rex at the end, even though quite scary.

As much as I loved this exhibition I did feel we was ushered along too quickly from room to room so the tour was over too quickly for my liking.

Plus if you are looking in teaching your children about real dinosaurs which used to roam our planet many millions of years ago then this would not the exhibit for you as only recently it had been discovered that dinosaurs actually had feathers even the might T-Rex himself.

However unlike a museum on dinosaurs, Jurassic World: The Exhibition is so much better than a museum as this is an immersive exhibition with so much interaction to be had which really does put you in the centre of it all.

All in all this exhibition was great, and especially a must visit for any movie fans of Jurassic World movies.

Jurassic Park: The Exhibition book now

Jurassic Park: The Exhibition
ExCeL London
Royal Victoria Dock
Custom House

Discover dinosaurs through this immersive tour.

Opening times
– Mondays, Tuesdays & Wednesdays:: 10 a.m. – 6 p.m. (last entry at 5 p.m.)
– Thursdays & Fridays: 10 a.m. – 8 p.m. (last entry at 7 p.m.)
– Saturdays: 9 a.m. – 8 p.m. (last entry at 7 p.m.)
– Sundays: 9 a.m. – 6 p.m. (last entry at 5 p.m.)

Duration: 45 minutes to an hour, although there is no time limit once you have passed through the entry area.

Tickets from £15, children under 3 years old are free.

Book now click here.

(NOTE: this is a fantasy experience which is based on Jurassic World movies which you will not get to meet real dinosaurs but dinosaurs which are either robotic, a hand puppet or someone in costume. However all look very real)

Thank you Jurassic World: The Exhibition for the press invite. I had a roartastic time. All views are my own honest opinion.

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