Jurassic Park Discovery Center reviews
Theme Park Insider readers offer their ratings and reviews for Jurassic Park Discovery Center, a walk through in Jurassic Park at Universal's Islands of Adventure.
Written by Terri Pierce
Interactive museum-type exhibits that show you a little about the history and habits of dinosaurs. All keeping with the "Jurassic Park" mythology, of course.
Museum is currently currently closed "for collection of new dinosaur DNA".
Love eating here and then exploring. It really makes me feel as if I'm in Jurassic Park, especially with the Raptor babies that hatch! It also feels like an old school EPCOT pavilion, but about dinosaurs. - Bryce McGibeny
Interesting and some great photo ops here, nice place. - David Shaul
9/14/2012: Despite the outdated description above, the center is open and fully operational. They tried to create an Epcot-like exploration center, with computer kiosks to meld your face with a dinosaur's (mine didn't work), opportunities to "see" and "hear" the way a dinosaur would, and a fossil wall where you can use a pretend scanner to find out more about the embedded fossils. Definitely the main draw was the hatching of a raptor egg, with a comical narration by a "scientist" and a tiny, cute animatronic dino. Could have been improved by the dino taking a nip out of the guy's finger. Provided a brief respite from the passing showers outside. - Jennifer Schwing
Awesome theming, its just like being in the movie. Nice to see a dinosaur egg hatch! Wish they had this in Hollywood. - nick stechman
Cool place to look around - Andrew Dougherty
Jurassic Park Discovery Centre is usually fairly quiet. I didn't find a lot of things to do there, but it is a nice place to get out of the heat or cold or rain or crowd. - Lisa K
Just like the movie, well done Universal on more fantastic theming - Ben Price
I'm only giving it a five because I won a free Express Pass here! Other than that it's just nice to see a re-creation from the movie. Needs an update though. 5/10 - D H
Definitely a place for kids although me and my sister (20 and 24) had a great deal of fun using her radiology skills to see baby dinos! I also like visiting my friend T-Rex and long necked dino... they're very stiff I spend my time trying to loosen them up. - Terri Pierce
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