Two sentence insider summary
This interactive play center features several areas where the family can learn about dinosaurs, participate in a dig, help with DNA sequencing, and even witness the birth of a real dinosaur. The Discovery Center is hardly ever busy, making it a great spot to relax indoors for a bit (with air conditioning) and snap some cool photos.
OI fun fact
Once you’ve had fun inside, be sure to step out of the backdoor to catch some spectacular view of Islands of Adventure (see the pictures at the end of the photo gallery below).
Jurassic Park Discovery Center – HD video
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Jurassic Park Discovery Center – photo gallery
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Jurassic Park Discovery Center – map
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You are never too old for dinosaurs..
I have been coming to Universal Studios Orlando since I was four years old (I am now 19) and not a vacation has gone by that I have not ran excitedly towards the Jurassic Park Discovery Center. The Discovery Center is a great mix of both good ol' theme park fun and interactive learning. The outside of the Discovery Center plays homage to the main lobby from the Jurassic Movie. As you go inside the main entrance, to your right is a place to eat that has pretty good burgers but usually has a long wait on busy days. Then, to your left there is a gift shop that has all the Jurassic merchandise a kid (and adult) could want. The actual Discovery Center is down the stairs. There is all kinds of fun stuff to do! There is a wall filled with dinosaur bones where everyone can take a chance to find the bones of their favorite dinosaurs. Additionally, there are a million other interactive learning stations throughout the building including a game show which is always a must for my family, to see who knows the most about dinosaurs (I am still the reining champion!). Also, defiantly one of my favorites is the hatching of a baby dinosaur! Universal team members always make an announcement beforehand to make sure no one misses it. With a little science and maybe a little magic a baby dinosaur is born right before your eyes! P.S. Families need to include children in this experience.. they may be so lucky to name the little baby dino. I got to when I was little.. I named it Britney.. that is right I named a baby dinosaur after Britney Spears. Haha!
I only have one really negative thing to say about this place. From what I have noticed the building and pretty much everything in it has not been updated since the park opened.
Anyways, this discovery center is a great place for both children and adults to get away from the hustle and bustle outside and learn and experience something that is 65 million years in the making!