The 4th highest grossing film of all time, Jurassic World was always going to spawn a lot of merchandise, and the largest and possibly greatest is touring the world as we speak. Opening at Australia’s Museum of Victoria (and currently on display at the Franklin Institute in Philadelphia), I was lucky enough to see Jurassic World: The Exhibit before it finished its run in Melbourne.
Inside is an enormous wooded area with a life size Brachiosaurus eyeing off and reacting to the gathered crowd. I must admit I did hang back and have a look at everything between groups and I still am not sure if the Brachiosaur was reacting to me or was on a set pattern. Either way, it was pretty cool.
Something to keep an eye out for is the Parasaurolophus exhibit. When I first walked past the dinosaur was moving and doing stuff far back in its display, but later I noticed the dinosaur comes right out and interacts.
Next is the enormous (and possibly oversized) Pachyrhinosaurus in its pen. I was amazed at the range of motion this one exhibited and was happy to stand there for some time and watch, but there was more of the park to be explored and I was off.
Soon you enter the Jurassic World’s center of operations. Here you could explore the technology that helped create the park, and you get to interact a number of displays and even help create your own dinosaurs.
It stalks forward, investigates the truck, almost flips it over, roars a few times, possibly eats a goat (that could be my imagination), then heads back. I loved it- I loved it so much I stayed and watched it a number of times.