Filming location in Jurassic Park Series

Filming Location
The Velociraptor Enclosure

“The Velociraptor Enclosure” in “Jurassic Park” is a setting where we get a firsthand look at the feeding of the velociraptors, showcasing their ferocity and cunning. Dr. Alan Grant and others watch in both awe and horror as a cow is lowered into the enclosure to be eaten. This suspenseful scene was filmed in the striking landscapes of Hawaiʻi. Interested to find out exactly where? Keep reading for the detailed location, or click on the map pin icon in the navigation section.

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Where was The Velociraptor Enclosure filmed?

The scene in which the velociraptors are fed, captivating the attention of the main characters, was filmed at Limahuli Garden & Preserve, part of the National Tropical Botanical Garden, near the city of Lihue in the area of Kauaʻi, Hawaiʻi.

More about Limahuli Garden & Preserve

Limahuli Garden & Preserve is a sanctuary for the area’s rich biodiversity. With a diverse range of flora and beautiful natural settings, it’s a perfect backdrop for scenes demanding a blend of beauty and suspense.

The scenes filmed at Limahuli Garden & Preserve

Opening Scene: The Worker’s Fate
(Jurassic Park 1993)
In the film’s opening, a worker is tragically pulled into the velociraptor enclosure and is killed, setting a grim tone for the story ahead. This scene also leverages the natural beauty and seclusion of Limahuli Garden & Preserve to heighten its eerie atmosphere.

Feeding the Raptors
(Jurassic Park 1993)
In this scene, Dr. Alan Grant (Sam Neill), Ellie Sattler (Laura Dern), and Donald Gennaro (Martin Ferrero) watch as a cow is lowered into the raptor enclosure for feeding. The scene is made more intense by the natural, beautiful, yet isolating environment provided by Limahuli Garden & Preserve.

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