It’s been a long time since I’ve done a travelling spark, because I haven’t been doing any travelling really. School and dance and work have taken up most of my time, which I don’t mind at all, but it does mean this particular section of my blog has been slightly abandoned.
However, fear not! I am back, and this time, I’m travelling in time!
Welcome to Jurassic World, where dinosaurs are no longer extinct.
So obviously I didn’t actually travel back in time, but I did travel to the Melbourne Museum, which is currently home to Jurassic World, The Exhibition.
Jurassic World came out last year, and was a resounding success. In fact, success like that hadn’t been seen since the original Jurassic Park came out, and it seemed only fitting that the records Jurassic Park set were beaten by its own franchise.
Then the Jurassic World Exhibition concept was presented, and it was decided that Melbourne was the perfect place the create the life-sized robotic dinosaurs.
The exhibition is touring for 5 years, and usually Melbourne would be the last stop on the tour, thanks to the fact that we reside at least four hours from anywhere else. However, as everything was engineered here, we are the first stop on the tour, a fact that I am incredibly glad about.
It was a fantastically entertaining experience and I loved every second of it! Not only was it very educational, with plenty of facts and figures about the dinosaurs that were so close you could practically touch them, it was also structured as though you were a guest of Jurassic World, and you were taking part in the events of the film.
You entered through a room that was staged to seem as though you were on the ferry to Isla Nublar, then proceeded to make your way through the parks major attractions. When you entered the Stegosaurus enclosure, a panic alert sounded and you were informed that there was an asset out of containment; the asset just happens to be the Indominus Rex, the park’s newest major attraction.
It was the perfect balance of quality entertainment and the educational experience that museums are so well known for, which made for a highly enjoyable morning. As a huge fan of the films, I couldn’t find any faults with the exhibition and would recommend it to anyone in Melbourne at the moment. It’s here till October the 9th, and tickets are available at the door or on the Melbourne Museum website.
(This post was written before changes to my blog, when all posts where categorized by “sparks”. Any and all references to Katy/Everyday/Travelling/Life Sparks or Sparkszine are as a result of this)