Jurassic Park Film Timeline

This is an approximate Time Line for when the films took place. We use the movie release dates because we find it to be canon as there is nothing stated anywhere in the movies, or on our Works Cited, that contradict these dates. We’re not going to the books, comics, or games as they are separate canons and that they all contradict each other as well as the movies.

Late 1970s through the early 1990s

It is during this time that John Hammond started inGen and began laying the ground work down for Jurassic Park. JP: San Diego was built during this time and later the project was abandoned for the more favorable, Isla Nublar location. Isla Sorna was also built during this time possibly to give inGen the necessary freedom in cloning their dinosaurs.


  • The events of “Jurassic Park” began on June 11th, 1993 and ended on approximately late on June 12th, 1993.
  • After the Isla Nublar incident it is believed that the park was indeed put in a deconstruction phase of some sort. While it is a subject of debate, likely it is that inGen enacted their Lysine contingency on their dinosaurs in the end. It’s speculated that there was a failed attempt to rebuild the island because the damage seen in the film was minimal at best. It is also speculated that as a result of InGen being unable to re-secure the island that InGen then enacted the Lysine Contingency. One reason they would be unable to resecure the island would be due to the approaching Hurricane Clarissa, which would cause them to evacuate Site B (Isla Sorna) and the hurricane would also undo the hard work they did in attemping to restore the island, and in the end cost the company more money. Furthermore, the other reason speculated is that InGen would be unable to open Isla Nublar to the public due to the bad press circulating, which after spending all that money in rebuilding and finishing Isla Nublar would be disastrous for the company and InGen would be unable to make the money back. This bad press would be from Dr. Ian Malcolm, who became public about the Nublar Incident and violated his Non-Disclosure agreement and as a result jeopardized his career as a mathematician, thanks to Peter Ludlow’s efforts. Other survivors though, sought to be out of the public eye and continued their private lives. Site B was eventually abandoned due to the approaching Hurricane Clarissa and this would have also occured some time shortly after the Isla Nublar Incident.


  • The events of “The Lost World: Jurassic Park II” began on May 23rd, 1997.


  • Eric Kirby, while parasailing with his mother’s boyfriend, is lost for 8 weeks on Isla Sorna.
  • The events of “Jurassic Park ///” began on July 18th, 2001 (save for the events with Eric Kirby, which took place 8 weeks prior).

The Future:

  • Jurassic World
  • Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom
  • Jurassic World 3

This article has been restored and will be updated with the latest developments in the film universe as time becomes available. Right now we’re only covering the original trilogy.

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