Timeline of the Jurassic Park franchise in terms of the real world.
- 23rd - John Michael Crichton is born.
- Michael Crichton works on the first Jurassic Park novel, and Steven Spielberg learns of it as both discuss the script that would inspire the series, ER.
- Before publication of the novel is finalized, of which an early version of said novel was delivered to Spielberg, a bidding war is up for the filming rights to Jurassic Park. Known parties are Warner Bros. and Tim Burton, Columbia Pictures and Richard Donner, and 20th Century Fox and Joe Dante. James Cameron was also interested.
- Universal Studios buys the rights to Jurassic Park on Spielberg's behalf.
- 24th - The filming of Jurassic Park begins.
- 30th - Principal photography ends, and post-production begins, being supervised by Spielberg as he filmed Schindler's List in Poland.
- 11th - Jurassic Park is released to critical and financial acclaim.
- The Jurassic Park game is released for the Nintendo Entertainment System.
- 26th - The Jurassic Park game is released for the Sega CD.
- 27th - The Jurassic Park game is released for the Sega Genesis.
- The Jurassic Park game is released for the Super Nintendo Entertainment System.
- 4th - Jurassic Park is released on VHS.
- Jurassic Park 2: The Chaos Continues is released for SNES and Game Boy.
- A documentary, The Real Jurassic Park is released.
- 7th - Jurassic Park was aired for the first time on network television (NBC).
- 8th - The Lost World, written by Michael Crichton, is published.
- 5th - The Lost World: Jurassic Park begins filming.
- 22nd - Principal photography ends.
- 23rd - The Lost World: Jurassic Park is released to modest reviews, while being a commercial success.
- Chaos Island: The Lost World is released for the PC.
- 28th - Universal announces Jurassic Park III, with Spielberg only directing and a supposed release date in 2000.
- 28th - Jurassic Park: Trespasser, a tie-in, and marketed sequel game for The Lost World film, is released, becoming a commercial and critical failure.
- 5th - Joe Johnson signs on to direct Jurassic Park III instead of Spielberg.
- 30th - Following extensive rewrites, location changes, and most notably, the lack of a completed script, filming of Jurassic Park III begins.
- Principal photography of Jurassic Park III ends.
- 16th - Jurassic Park III: The DNA Factor is released.
- 18th- Jurassic Park III is released to mixed critical reception, while still being a financial success. Following this, the film series would undergo a hiatus.
- 9th - Jurassic Park III: Park Builder is released in Japan.
- 30th - Jurassic Park III: Island Attack is released.
- The development of Jurassic Park: Survival is confirmed to have ceased.
- 17th - Release of Jurassic Park: Dinosaur Battles game.
- 10th - Jurassic Park: Operation Genesis, a park-building title, is released on seventh generation consoles and PC.
- 14th - Jurassic Park: Explorer, a family-friendly DVD based game is released.
- 4th - Michael Crichton passes away, and plans for Jurassic Park IV are seemingly shelved for the time being in the month following.
- The Jurassic Park 2K9 toyline is released.
- A Jurassic Park mobile game is released by Gameloft.
- 12th - Jurassic Park: The Devils in the Desert I is released.
- 9th - Jurassic Park: The Devils in the Desert II is released.
- 2nd - Jurassic Park: The Devils in the Desert III is released.
- 6th - Jurassic Park: The Devils in the Desert IV is released.
- Jurassic Park: Dangerous Games I is released.
- 12th - Jurassic Park: Dangerous Games II is released.
- 9th - Jurassic Park: Dangerous Games III is released.
- 15th - Jurassic Park: The Game, an episodic, third person adventure game is released for seventh generation consoles and PC.
- 7th - Jurassic Park: Dangerous Games IV released.
- 4th - Jurassic Park: Dangerous Games V is released.
- After many false starts with various screenwriters attached, producer Kathleen Kennedy announces a story for a fourth film had been chosen and that work on the script would begin.
- At the recommendation of Brad Bird, Colin Trevorrow is invited to direct Jurassic Park IV.
- 14th - Colin Trevorrow is announced as the director of the then upcoming Jurassic World, known as Jurassic Park IV.
- 4th - Jurassic Park 3D is released on the film's 20th anniversary.
- 10th - Universal announces Jurassic World, then known as Jurassic Park IV, to be released in 2015.
- 11th - 8:20 AM - First shot taken for Jurassic World.
- 5th - Principal photography for Jurassic World ends.
- 12th - Jurassic World is finally released, following nearly a decade and a half of delays, rewrites, and changing of hands. It and the tie-in LEGO Jurassic World video game share a release date.
- 21st - Shooting of Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom reaches the midway point.
- 10th - Jeff Goldblum arrived at the Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom set, while J.A. Bayona states the crew's over the halfway mark in production..
- 12th - Jurassic World Evolution is released for eighth-generation consoles and PC.
- 22nd - Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom is released.
- 11th - Jurassic World III is tentatively set for release.
- ↑ Late Night with Conan O'Brien, episode May 5, 1995.
- ↑ Billington, Alex (December 8, 2008). Producers Confirm Jurassic Park IV Won't Be Happening First Showing. Retrieved June 27, 2018
- ↑ Marshall, Frank (April 21st, 2017). Almost at the halfway point... @JurassicWorld #JurassicWorld2 Twitter. Retrieved June 27, 2018
- ↑ Marshall, Frank (May 10th, 2018). A new chair was added to the set today... @JurassicWorld Twitter. Retrieved June 27, 2018
- ↑ Bayona, J.A. (May 10th, 2018). Over half way now! #JW2 Twitter. Retrieved June 27, 2018