PHILADELPHIA – Get ready, Philadelphia — dinosaurs are coming.
This fall, visitors to The Franklin Institute will be able to explore thousands of square feet of dinosaur-inhabited galleries when the museum opens a groundbreaking new exhibit that brings life-like animatronic creatures to town.
On November 25, the museum debuts the North American premiere of Jurassic World: The Exhibition, a major traveling exhibition created by Universal Studios and Creature Technology Company (the group behind Walking With Dinosaursand King Kong) in its expansive Nicholas and Athena Karabots Pavilion.
Fans of the film, take note: The exhibition brings guests to Isla Nublar and into theJurassic World universe as VIP guests of the park. Museum-goers can look forward to recreated moments from the film and displays of the actual sites within the Jurassic World park. Cool, right?
The exhibition space uses lush, tropical decor to create an environment that resembles Isla Nublar in the award-winning film. The tropical-inspired space is complete with moving dinosaurs, facts about the time when dinosaurs roamed the earth, fossils and so much more.
Throughout the exhibition, guests will come face-to-face with dozens of life-like animatronic dinosaurs that were created with oversight of renowned paleontologists — including Jack Horner who oversaw the dinosaur development in the film. Museum guests can check out moving, roaring examples of a 24-foot tall Brachiosaurus, a Stegosaurus, a life-size Tyrannosaurus Rex, Pachyrhinosaurus and more.
Beyond dinosaurs, guests can look forward to models of different scenes from theJurassic World film like the Hammond Creation Lab, which will be full of dinosaur fossils for exhibition guest’s discovery, incubators filled with dino eggs and more.
While the film itself may be fictional, the exhibition uses real-world science surrounding dinosaur DNA, fossils and paleontological knowledge to create the most life-like dinosaurs that modern-day citizens will ever come in contact with.
Debuting at the Franklin Institute as part of the Jurassic World: The Exhibition is an awesome new strong Raptor Training Paddock, which visitors will be able to enter and witness life-size animatronic (yet still terrifying) raptors roaming throughout the paddock.
Which is extremely exciting to us because we’re already practicing doing our best Chris Pratt impression from the movie…
Tickets for this North American-premiere exhibition go on sale on Saturday, September 10. Tickets will be available online. Daytime tickets (9:30 a.m.-5 p.m.) are $34.95 for adults and $29.95 for children ages three through 11 and evening tickets (5-9 p.m.) are $19.95 for adults and $14.95 for children ages three through 11. Note that the evening tickets to Jurassic World do not include general museum admission.
Tickets for members are $9.95 for adults and $7.95 for children ages three to 18.