Dinosaur Encounter

Amaze your visitors with an incredible, safari-style journey into the Jurassic, with fearsome, life-like animatronic models.

Oviraptor models

Dinosaur Encounter is a flexible exhibition, comprising a number of animatronic dinosaur models that can be incorporated into a bespoke dinosaur-themed exhibition.

In-depth research carried out in conjunction with our very own scientists at the design stage brings incredible levels of lifelike reality and scientific accuracy to our animatronic models.

Exhibition details

Ankylosaurus model

The exhibition features the most famous creature of all dinosaurs - the Tyrannosaurus rex . At three-quarters the size of a life-size T.rex, this animatronic model is a fearsome image of this extinct monster.

Another three-quarter-sized model in this exhibition is the animatronic Ankylosaur. This dinosaur was a short-legged, sturdy limbed creature with bands of bony studs or plates to protect its body.

Put together your own dinosaur-themed exhibition and let your visitors experience your own safari style adventure from the Jurassic period.

For more information about the exhibition, download the Dinosaur Encounter information pack (PDF 1.1 MB).

And, because no exhibition visit is complete without a browse of the gift shop, we also offer a wide range of fantastic dinosaur merchandise at wholesale prices.

View the dinosaur merchandise catalogue


To host this exhibition, venues should be able to provide for the specifications and equipment detailed below.

In many cases we can work with you to help you obtain necessary equipment for installation.

  • indoor display area 400m2
  • minimum doorway access: height 2.4m and width 1.8m
  • minimum 4m gallery ceiling height
  • controlled temperature of 18°C - 25°C
  • transport costs from previous venue in two 13.5m tilt trailers
  • air compressor and pipes to power the animatronic models and electrical supply
  • translation and production of text, text panels and graphics
  • skilled installation and dismantling staff
  • forklift, crane, hoist and any other equipment required for access and installation
  • promotion and publicity
  • insurance


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