Don Lessem is the Founder and President of Exhibitsrex, Inc.,
the leading producer of touring dinosaur exhibitions worldwide
for 20 years.
Don worked on the following films:
Advisor to the JURASSIC PARK film
Advisor to Disney’s DINOSAURS film
Don worked on the following theme parks:
Advisor to Universal Studios for JURASSIC PARK attraction
Advisor to WALT DISNEY’s ANIMAL KINGDOM DinoLand attraction
Creator – EARTHQUEST ADVENTURES THEME PARK and Sustainability Institute,
2,000 acre, $500 million development
(www.earthquestadventures.com and www.earthquestinstitute.org)
Creative Director for DAS PRAEHISTORIUM 10,000 square meter
permanent evolution-themed attraction, Reden, Germany
Don worked on the permanent exhibitions of:
Excavated and reconstructed the 40-meter long ARGENTINOSAURUS, the largest dinosaur ever found, for museums in the United States, Germany and Argentina.
Excavated and reconstructed GIGANOTOSAURUS – The World’s
Largest Meat-eating dinosaur for museums in Japan, the United
States and Argentina.
Created and toured the JURASSIC PARK and LOST WORLD international touring museum exhibitions in collaboration with
Steven Spielberg and Universal Studios. Seen by more than 5 million people in six countries, the exhibitions raised more than
$3,000,000 for dinosaur research through Mr. Lessem’s charities.
Dinosaur Discoveries from China
A 1,000 square meter museum exhibition of original Chinese fossils in cooperation with Chinese natural history museums.
Seen by 2 million visitors in fourteen U.S. and Canadian museums from 2000 to 2011
The first international showing of artifacts of Genghis Khan in an exhibit to the largest museums worldwide, it has toured eight
cities in the U.S., Canada and Singapore since 2009.
Giant Mysterious Dinosaurs:
More than 30 dinosaur skeletons and 12 robots up to 25 meters in length with video and children’s activities.
1500 square meter exhibit Opened in Philadelphia and Phoenix in 2012
Bigger than T Rex:
Seen in 5 cities in U.S. since 2012, featuring the largest carnivorous dinosaur skeletons, sculptures, and robots with activities. 500 square meter exhibition
Author of 51 books for adults and children for National Geographic, Scholastic and 13 others.
Triceratops head (Jurassic park movie)
All the dinosaurs for Jurassic Park and Jurassic Park: Lost World that are featured here were originally sculpted for Stan Winston Studios which built the robotic dinosaurs for the 3 JP films. These dinosaurs were made from the original molds, and are the only set for sale anywhere in the world. I had them built for a touring exhibition I built after consulting on the film, to raise money for dinosaur research, with Steven Spielberg's permission. They are made of silicone, urethane foam and fiberglass on an iron base.
Triceratops head 5 feet high and wide - closely resembles the actual horned dinosaur, which reached 30 feet in length and was common through the North America West 65 million years ago. $34,000 US (allow 2 months for delivery)