Come face-to-face with life-size dinosaurs in a totally immersive, one-of-a-kind experience at Jurassic World: The Exhibition.
The movie-inspired attraction just extended its stay in Atlanta until January 3rd, giving families one last chance to stand under a towering Brachiosaurs, outrun a Tyrannosaurus Rex, and take part in other thrilling and memorable experiences for dino-lovers young and old.
With the clock ticking, I finally whisked my 9-year-old daughter over to Atlanta’s Pullman Yards to get the inside scoop. Read on for everything you’ll want to know and what to expect from Jurassic World: The Exhibition.
Snap a photo right in front of the iconic Jurassic Park gates.
What to Expect at Jurassic World: The Exhibition
For fans of the films, nostalgia and wonder take over the moment you enter Jurassic World: The Exhibition, where the beloved John Williams’ theme song plays in the background. Neither my daughter nor I could contain our excitement as we stepped through the iconic Jurassic World gates. A photo opp, for sure.
Inside Jurassic World, the opportunities to engage with realistic dinosaurs are both mesmerizing and exhilarating. An enormous but gentle swaying Brachiosaurus had my daughter staring up in awe, while the live Velociraptor experience and Indomnius Rex feeding show certainly kept us on our toes (don’t get too close to the fence!). There are so many encounters along the way, one more believable than the next.
These baby dinosaurs are a must-see at the Hammond Creation Lab.
For a more tame time, the Hammond Creation Lab houses a number of cool exhibits and is great for curious kids. My daughter loved getting a close-up look at the realistic baby dinosaurs, dinosaur eggs, and even dino dung! (For real, every child in that lab wanted to use the special gloves to squish and touch the “poop.”) Throughout the experience, there are also opportunities to meet and snap selfies with sweet baby dinosaurs, including Bumpy, the beloved tiny dino from the animated Camp Cretaceous TV series. The fossil dig is another fun and engaging pitstop.
Without giving too much away, note that the experience ends with a bit of a nerve-racking “dinosaur emergency” that leaves guests fleeing to the gift shop and may scare some children. Like most dino-lovers, my daughter and I got a kick out of the surprise ending–and, of course, were happy to snag some special souvenirs on our way out the door!
Sit inside a life-size Gyrosphere—just like the one in the movie!
What to Know Before You Go
- Plan to spend 45 minutes to an hour walking through the exhibition, but note that there’s no time limit once you enter.
- Bathrooms are located outside the exhibition. Consider making a stop before entering Jurassic World.
- Due to certain restrictions, the exhibition asks that families limit their stroller usage–but outdoor stroller parking is available. Additionally, refrain from bringing oversized bags, backpacks, diaper bags, and carriers.
- Make note of the sensory warning: The exhibit contains strobe lighting effects, sudden loud noises, and theatrical fog and haze.
- While there’s no suggested age range for Jurassic World, consider that the dinosaurs and effects could be scary for young or easily-spooked kids.
- The venue is wheelchair accessible.
- Gift cards are available if you’d like to give the gift of Jurassic World.
- Pullman Yards is located at 225 Rogers Street NE, Atlanta, GA 30317.
- Paid parking is available on-site.
- While there’s no food or drink available at the exhibition, there’s often a variety of tasty food trucks on the Pullman Yards property throughout the week.
- Jurassic World: The Exhibition is open to the public Thursday-Sunday, 10am-8pm. Final entry time is one hour before closing.
- Ticket prices vary depending on the day and time you visit. Entry is FREE for children under age 3.
Learn more about this must-see family-friendly attraction on the Jurassic World: The Exhibition website, and book your tickets now while they’re still available. Remember, the exhibition leaves Atlanta on January 3, 2023!
Unless noted, photos by the author