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A major Jurassic World exhibition with life-sized dinosaurs is coming to Manchester next month

Something BIG is descending on the Trafford Centre... literally.

Emily Sergeant Emily Sergeant - 18th June 2024
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A major Jurassic World exhibition that’s been mesmerising visitors all over the world is arriving here in Manchester next month.

After initially launching in Melbourne, and then going on to open its gates to excited dinosaur fans in numerous other cities globally, such as Toronto, Chicago, Paris, Shanghai, Berlin, and more, it’s fair to say that Jurassic World: The Exhibition has become a global success.

Based on the beloved blockbuster film franchise, this official award-winning experience is one of the fastest-selling exhibitions in history, and has welcomed more than eight million visitors since first opening.

Tickets to the exhibition‘s run down at the Excel Arena in London back in 2022 were snapped up super quick and ended up selling out in no time at all – but thankfully, for any Greater Manchester residents who weren’t lucky enough to get to experience it for themselves, the dino mania is all set to arrive here up north in a couple of weeks time.

Jurassic World: The Exhibition will be officially roaring into the Trafford Centre for a limited time only from Friday 26 July.

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Billed as being a “family-friendly exhibit of massive proportions”, Manc visitors will be able to walk through the iconic Jurassic World gates, explore some richly-themed environments, and encounter a life-sized Brachiosaurus, Velociraptors, and the most fearsome dinosaur of all, the mighty Tyrannosaurus Rex.

You’ll be able to imagine what it would’ve been like to roam amongst these breathtaking creatures, and even interact with baby dinosaurs like Bumpy from the popular animated series, Jurassic World: Camp Cretaceous – which is currently streaming on Netflix.

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And if all of that didn’t sound brilliant enough as it is, the Manchester event will even feature some additional fan-favourite dinosaurs from Jurassic World that haven’t been at previous exhibitions too, so this means you can also look forward to seeing the armoured adult Ankylosaurus, and the ferocious Carnotaurus.

Simon Layton, who is the Centre Director at Trafford Centre, said the arrival of Jurassic World: The Exhibition in Greater Manchester will be “hugely exciting”.

“This experience promises a roarsome day out for all the family,” he added.

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Jurassic World: The Exhibition will be roaring into the Trafford Centre from Friday 19 July / Credit: Jurassic World: The Exhibition

Ron Tan, who is the Executive Chairman & Group CEO of NEON – the immersive events company bringing the exhibition to the UK for only the second time – said he is “ecstatic” to be back in the UK with another “exceptional experience” and to be showcasing new dinosaurs to awe visitors in Manchester and beyond.

He added: “We look forward to welcoming huge crowds to come experience this prehistoric world like no other.”

Jurassic World: The Exhibition will be opening at the Trafford Centre, on the Peel 7 car park opposite John Lewis, for a limited time from Friday 26 July, and tickets are now officially on sale – starting from just £13 for children ages three up to 14.

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Family and group tickets are also available, as well as specially-priced tickets for senior citizens and students.

Grab yours here.

Featured Image – Jurassic World: The Exhibition