Get ready for Jurassic times. The U.S. debut of Jurassic World: The Exhibition hits The Franklin Institute in Philadelphia this winter and spring.
Opening Friday, November 25 and continuing through April 2017, the huge exhibition immerses visitors in the world created by the blockbuster movie franchise and delivers thousands of square feet of dinosaur-inhabited galleries and incredibly life-like animatronic creatures.
Jurassic World: The Exhibition Fast Facts
- Jurassic World: The Exhibition opens on November 25 for a five-month run.
- Philadelphia will be the exhibition’s North American premiere.
- The exhibition will feature life-size animatronic dinosaurs — including a 24-foot Tyrannosaurus rex!
- Tickets run $12.95-$34.95
A massive traveling exhibit, Jurassic World: The Exhibition was created by Universal Studios, Imagine Exhibitions and Creature Technology Company (the group behind Walking With Dinosaurs and King Kong), and co-produced by MagicSpace and IES.
Fans of the Jurassic World film, take note: The exhibition brings guests to Isla Nublar and into the Jurassic 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.
The science of dinosaurs is serious, though, and The Franklin Institute not only entertains, but also educates guests 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.
With all of that movie-making magic behind the exhibit, the resulting experience provides guests with almost theme-park-like museum-going.
Life-Like Animatronic Dinosaurs
The setting and decor of the exhibit evoke the atmosphere of Isla Nublar, the fictional setting of the award-winning movie, and provide a dramatic environment for the stars: towering life-like dinosaurs.
Museum guests will encounter moving, roaring beasts like a 24-foot tall Brachiosaurus, a Stegosaurus, a life-size Tyrannosaurus Rex, Pachyrhinosaurus and more.
In addition to the dinosaurs, the exhibition also explores paleontology via facts about the time when dinosaurs roamed the earth, fossils and so much more.
All-New Raptor Training Paddock
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 raptors roaming throughout the paddock.
We recommend brushing up on that best Chris Pratt impression from the movie.
Hands-On Science-Based Interactives
In between dinosaur encounters, guests can look forward to models of different scenes from the Jurassic World film like the kid-friendly Gentle Giants Petting Zoo and the Hammond Creation Lab, which will be full of dinosaur fossils, incubators filled with dino eggs and more.
While the film may be fictional, the exhibition taps real-world science surrounding dinosaur DNA, fossils and paleontology to educate visitors and display the most life-like dinosaurs possible.
How To Get Tickets
Timed tickets to this special exhibition are available online now and at the museum ticketing desk, though we highly recommend booking in advance for what’s sure to be a super-popular (read: busy!) exhibition.
Daytime tickets (9:30 a.m.-5 p.m.) include general admission to The Franklin Institute are $34.95 for adults and $29.95 for children ages three through 11.
Evening tickets (5-9 p.m.) to the special exhibition do not include general museum admission (regular museum hours are 9:30 a.m.-5 p.m.) are $19.95 for adults and $14.95 for children ages three through 11. Tickets for members are $13.95 for adults and $12.95 for children ages three to 18.
Jurassic World Tickets & The Visit Philly Overnight Hotel Package Winter Getaway
Planning a trip to check out Jurassic World: The Exhibition?? Check out the Visit Philly Overnight Hotel Package Winter Getaway, which includes two untimed tickets to Jurassic World: The Exhibition at The Franklin Institute, free hotel parking and so much more. The package, offered at 38 participating Center City hotels, is available for stays through March 19, 2017.
Check out the exhibition trailer below and make plans now for an adventure to see Jurassic World.