Join us after hours! Meet VFX animators from the team that worked on Jurassic World and explore the science centre in a 19+ atmosphere, including Ultimate Dinosaurs, our new feature exhibition.
Friday, August 21
Early Bird: $24* (+$6 for OMNIMAX)
Regular: $29 (+$6 for OMNIMAX)
Upgrade your ticket to include an After Dark-only showing of our OMNIMAX film, Dinosaurs Alive!, at 6pm.
*Available until Monday, August 10.
Special Presentation: Bringing Raptors Back From Extinction
Learn how Image Engine's Martyn Culpitt and Jeremy Mesana used the latest in computer graphics technology to bring Jurassic World's vicious velociraptors to life. From concept through to final render, you'll see how the raptor pack of Blue, Delta, Echo and Charlie were conceived and animated, adding a new realm of realism to the world of Jurassic Park.
Meet the Artists
Founded in Vancouver in 1995, Image Engine has built a strong reputation for producing top quality visual effects for film and high-end television. Nominated for an Academy Award for its work on Neill Blomkamp's District 9 in 2009, the studio has gone on to work on such high-profile productions as Elysium, CHAPPiE, Jurassic World, Game of Thrones and Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles. Forthcoming releases include Point Break and Straight Outta Compton.
Animation Supervisor, Image Engine
Jeremy Mesana is an animation expert, with a great deal of experience that stretches across multiple studios. He has worked at Animal Logic, MPC, Digital Domain and Sony Pictures Imageworks on such films as Man of Steel and Sucker Punch. At Image Engine he has led the animation team on District 9,CHAPPiE and Jurassic World.
Martyn "Moose" Culpitt
VFX Supervisor, Image Engine
Image Engine's VFX Supervisor Martyn Culpitt has worked on many of Image Engine's most prominent projects, including White House Down, San Andreas and Jurassic World. Prior to Image Engine, Martyn worked on a great variety of films, including all entries into The Lord of the Rings trilogy.
|6:00pm–7:00pm||OMNIMAX film: Dinosaurs Alive!|
|7:00pm–9:00pm||Ken Spencer Science Park is open|
|7:00pm–9:30pm||Airbrush Tattoos with Parks Canada|
|8:00pm–9:00pm||Bringing Raptors Back from Extinction|
|8:30pm–9:10pm||Science Surprises Show|
- Doors open at 5:30pm for visitors with OMNIMAX tickets
- Doors open at 6:30pm for those without
- Dinner at Triple O's is available from 5:30pm–9pm (last order at 8:30pm)
- Prices subject to tax.
- This event is for guests 19+ only.
- Photo ID required for entry.
- Wine and Parallel 49 Beer will be sold.
- All ticket sales are final.