Jurassic World Exhibition To Open In Philadelphia This Week

Based on one of the biggest blockbusters in cinema history, Jurassic World: The Exhibition will open its gates on November 25, 2016, at the Franklin Institute in Philadelphia.

Visitors will travel to Isla Nublar as VIP guests to explore a towering Brachiosaurus; come face-to-face with a Velociraptor; and get a rare up-close look at the most vicious dinosaur of them all, Tyrannosaurus rex. Produced in conjunction with NBCUniversal Brand Development and Imagine Exhibitions and co-produced by MagicSpace and IES, the lifelike animatronic dinosaurs were designed by The Creature Technology Company (Walking with Dinosaurs). Guests can visit the Exhibition in the Nicholas and Athena Karabots Pavilion and the Mandell Center at The Franklin Institute through April 23, 2017.

Created in close collaboration with renowned paleontologist Jack Horner, the Exhibition is infused with interactive educational elements--drawn from the real-world science of dinosaur DNA that allowed Jurassic World to come to life. Visitors of all ages can now learn all about these incredible prehistoric creatures.

"The Jurassic World phenomenon is truly a cultural touchstone. It has been an honor to be part of a legacy that spans two decades, and it is incredibly exciting to watch the response from fans as a whole new generation is introduced to the franchise," said Jurassic World producer Frank Marshall.

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"Jurassic World: The Exhibition extends the filmgoers' experience by combining immersive environments with hands-on educational and science-based interactives, giving fans a first-hand realization at what they loved and connected with on such a personal level in the films."

Guests will walk through the world-famous Jurassic World gates to get up close to the towering dinosaurs, some more than 24 feet tall, and explore the Park through a specially guided tour. Once onsite, the exhibition also promises the opportunity to get up-close and personal with a Gentle Giants Petting Zoo and much more. It looks like the Jurassic World is finally coming alive for fans. You can learn more about the exhibit here.