Jurassic World Exhibition in Atlanta temporarily closed after man and 3 others damage the inside

ATLANTA — Atlanta police say a teen was arrested on burglary charges after damaging parts of the Jurassic World Exhibition.

On Monday, police responded to the Jurassic World Exhibition regarding a burglary call.

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When they arrived at the exhibition, they spoke to the general manager, who reported four people entered the location overnight and damaged multiple parts of the exhibit, causing hundreds of thousands of dollars in damages.

Surveillance footage from the location showed the suspects on the property on Sunday night around 9:30 p.m.


A security guard arrived on the scene Monday morning at 6:30 a.m. and saw a trespasser on the property. That trespasser was later identified as Acauan Carvalho Van Deusen, 19. Police confirmed that he is one of the four suspects who damaged the exhibit.

“It’s terribly bad inside,” security guard Louis Nolan told Channel 2 Action News.

Police said Deusen was taken into custody and charged with burglary.

Investigators estimated that $250,000 worth of damage was done, forcing the exhibit to temporarily close. Anyone who bought tickets will be refunded.

“We were so looking forward to it,” said parent Charlotte West

Jurassic World: The Exhibition sent Channel 2 Action News the following statement:

“On May 29, 2023, the Atlanta, Pullman Yards, location of Jurassic World: The Exhibition was vandalized. We will need to close temporarily while our staff addresses the damage. We understand how frustrating this is and are committed to ensuring that all affected reservation holders can rebook their sessions. To aid in this process, we have sent an email with detailed instructions to existing reservation holders. We are excited to host everyone once the exhibition has reopened.”

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