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Jurassic World: The Exhibition opens in Melbourne

YOU’VE seen the movie, now step into Jurassic World. Trinity College Foundation Studies students Christy Chan, Yu Chen and Steven Prawidjaja had the opportunity to preview the exhibition, meet actors Nick Robinson and Ty Simpkins, and bring you the highlights. 

Photo: Steven Prawidjaja

Photo: Steven Prawidjaja

If you have been a big fan of the Jurassic Park franchise, and the latest Jurassic World (2015) film has left you hankering for more, then Jurassic World: The Exhibition is not to be missed.

What’s more, you’d be among the first in the world to see the park that was only a promise come to life – as Melbourne is the exhibition’s first stop.

Held at the Melbourne Museum, the exhibition will run till October 9, but we think it’s an adventure worth embarking on this Easter holiday.

Photo: Steven Prawidjaja

Photo: Steven Prawidjaja

Photo: Steven Prawidjaja

Photo: Steven Prawidjaja

Without giving away too many spoilers, the amazing journey begins as visitors hop onboard a ferry as a VIP guest to Isla Nubla.

On the island, you will be greeted and welcomed by the towering Brachiosaurus, and will come face-to-face with a Pachyrhinosaurus, the friendly Stegosaurus, and the most vicious dinosaur of them all, Tyrannosaurus Rex.

You’ll also get a chance to explore the Hammond Creation Lab and find out how the real-world science of dinosaur DNA allowed Jurassic World to come to life, as well as be let in on the top-secret projects currently in development.

Photo: Steven Prawidjaja

Photo: Steven Prawidjaja

At the preview, we had the opportunity to meet actors Nick Robinson and Ty Simpkins, who had high hopes for the immersive and interactive exhibition.

Speaking to us, Robinson said he hoped it would “educate people” about the creatures and the prehistoric era.

Nick Robinson and Ty Simpkins at the Jurassic World: Exhibition preview. Photo: Steven Prawidjaja

Nick Robinson and Ty Simpkins at the Jurassic World: Exhibition preview. Photo: Steven Prawidjaja

While the duo won’t be making another appearance at the exhibition, visitors will get the chance to learn about the props and techniques that were utilised in the making of the film.

At the preview, the actors also revealed they will be part of the next instalment of the Jurassic franchise, “probably in 2018” – so stay tuned, fans.

Jurassic World: The Exhibition is on now till October 9 at the Melbourne Museum. Tickets start from $16 for students and can be purchased online via the Melbourne Museum website. And as a final word of caution, remember, if something chases you at the exhibition… run! 

This story was produced by Media and Communication students at Trinity College Foundation Studies as part of Meld’s community newsroom collaboration. Education institutions, student clubs/societies and community groups interested in being involved can get in touch with us via meld@meldmagazine.com.au.

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