“Jurassic World The Exhibition” is set to open in Philadelphia in the fall and will remain open until the spring of 2017. The exhibition will take place at The Franklin Institute, which is a science museum and the center of science education and research located in Philadelphia. Fans will be able to view the dinosaurs from November 25 through April 2017.
“Jurassic World The Exhibition” was inspired by the blockbuster movie Jurassic World, the latest addition to the Jurassic Park franchise. Jurassic World, which was released in the summer of 2015, raked in $1.670 billion worldwide making it the fourth-highest-grossing film in history.
The science fiction adventure film starred Chris Pratt, Bryce Dallas Howard, and Vincent D’Onofrio and is set 22 years after the events of Jurassic Park.
The movie follows guides and other employees on the island of Isla Nublar, fighting for their lives after one of the cloned dinosaurs gets out and starts terrorizing everyone and everything in the theme park.
“Jurassic World The Exhibition,” which initially began in Melbourne, Australia, will have the same features as it travels to America. While at the Franklin Institute, visitors will get a closer look at giant robotic dinosaurs that are “set in themed environments inspired by “Jurassic World.” According to a press release:
“Come face-to-face with a Pachyrhinosaurus; visit The Hammond Creation Lab; stare in wonder at a towering Brachiosaurus; get a rare up-close look at the most vicious dinosaur of them all, Tyrannosaurus rex; and learn all about top-secret projects currently in development.”
The press release goes on to say that the “Jurassic World: The Exhibition” is perfect for audiences of all ages, who love the franchise. This is also being sold as an educational experience. The statement read:
“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.”
David O’Connor, executive vice president of global brand marketing and partnerships for Universal Pictures, said:
“Bringing Jurassic World to life as an interactive exhibit is truly an awe-inspiring guest experience. We’ve been so pleased with the incredible engagement that Jurassic World: The Exhibition has experienced in Melbourne, Australia, now is the perfect time to bring the exhibit to Philadelphia and the United States. Creating immersive, new ways for consumers to interact with Jurassic World is part of our long-term plan to extend and deepen touch points with the brand worldwide.”
For die-hard fans of the Jurassic Park series, this will be a great experience as they wait for the sequel Jurassic World, which is scheduled for June 22, 2018.