Life-size dinosaurs will stay in Mississauga for a while longer

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Published October 4, 2023 at 2:24 pm

Jurassic World: The Exhibition in Mississauga
(Photo: Jurassic World: The Exhibition)

The dinosaurs will continue to roam Mississauga for a few months longer.

A collection of prehistoric giants that took up residence right beside Square One Shopping Centre this past April will stay in town until early January.

Organizers of Jurassic World: The Exhibition say the 20,000-sq.-ft. touring show that allows guests of all ages to get up close with life-size versions of the king of dinosaurs, Tyrannosaurus rex, in addition to the ferocious Velociraptors and the more friendly Brachiosaurus, and many more, will continue until Jan. 3, 2024.

In an email to insauga.com, a spokesperson for the exhibit, which features up-close looks at 16 dinosaurs, said the show is being extended at Square One “due to phenomenal demand.”

The spokesperson added that the extended show will allow “dino-loving families and cinephiles to have the ultimate dinosaur experience through the holiday season.”

The opening at Square One back in April marked the touring show’s Canadian debut.

Organizers said at the time that people were in for a real treat when coming to see the show.

“Humans and dinosaurs have never shared a planet together, but that doesn’t stop our endless fascination with the creatures that roamed the earth millions of years ago,” organizers said earlier of the interactive exhibit that features life-size dinosaurs, cutting-edge technology and richly themed prehistoric environments.

“Now, for the first time in Canada, audiences will be treated to one of the most compelling, life-like dinosaur exhibitions touring today.”

Inspired by one of the biggest blockbuster movie series in cinema history, Jurassic World: The Exhibition provides to visitors a “cinematic universe come to life through innovative animatronic technology and immersive installations including Land of the Giants, Creation Lab, T. rex Kingdom, The Raptor Experience, Gyrosphere Valley and more.”

The exhibition is located on a stand-alone space beside Square One, at 199 Rathburn Rd. W.

It’s produced by NEON, a global leader in immersive and epic experiences, and presented in conjunction with Universal Live Entertainment.

For more information and tickets, click here.

(Photos: Jurassic World: The Exhibition)

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