Life-sized dinosaurs near the end of their run in Mississauga


Published April 26, 2024 at 12:07 pm

Jurassic World nearing end of run in Mississauga.

Life-sized versions of prehistoric giants that have been in Mississauga for more than a year will only be in town for another two weekends.

Its residency beside Square One Shopping Centre extended twice already due to the “phenomenal demand” of the paying public, a 20,000-sq.-ft. touring show that arrived in Mississauga last April and allows guests of all ages to get up close with huge versions of all types of dinosaurs will end its run in the city on May 5.

Creators of Jurassic World: The Exhibition initially prolonged the attraction’s stay until January, and then again until the first weekend of May.

Show officials said the Mississauga stop has attracted many people of all ages looking to check out realistic versions of the behemoth beasts, and some smaller ones.

Life-sized replicas of the king of dinosaurs, Tyrannosaurus rex, in addition to the ferocious Velociraptors and the more friendly Brachiosaurus, and many more (16 dinosaur types in total), are all part of the wildly popular exhibit.

The exhibition is located on a standalone space beside Square One, at 199 Rathburn Rd. W. It’s produced by NEON, a global provider of “immersive and epic experiences,” and presented in conjunction with Universal Live Entertainment.

Jurassic World: The Exhibition in Mississauga

The Mississauga opening in April 2023 marked the touring show’s Canadian debut. Organizers said at the time people were in for a 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 they describe as featuring massive replicas of dinosaurs, cutting-edge technology and richly themed prehistoric environments.

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,” those behind the show said earlier.

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(Photos: Jurassic World: The Exhibition)

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