After Jurassic Park was released in 1993 and Jurassic World came out last year, many people found themselves wondering what it would be like to see real dinosaurs in the flesh. Instead of creating genetically engineered dinosaurs, Universal Studios and Creature Technology Company gave us the next best thing, Jurassic World: The Exhibition.
The Franklin Institute in Philadelphia will be hosting the exhibit’s North American debut from November 25, 2016 until April 23, 2017. While Chris Pratt and Bryce Dallas Howard won’t be there (sigh), life-like animatronic dinosaurs from the movie will be featured, giving visitors an idea of what it would be like to visit the Jurassic World theme park. Not only will visitors be able to “visit” Jurassic World, they will be VIP guests of the park.
Some of the awesome features within the exhibit include:
• Gentle Giants Petting Zoo
• Hammond Creation Center
• T-Rex Kingdom
• Gyrosphere Valley
• Innovation Center
• Raptor Training Paddock
Each of these areas in Jurassic World: The Exhibition feature awesome opportunities for learning about dinosaurs and fossils as well as opportunities to come face-to-face with different types of dinosaurs, including a Brachiosaurus, Velociraptor, Stegosaurus, Tyrannosaurus Rex, Pachyrhinosaurus, and much more!
Since these animatronic dinosaurs were created with the help of Jack Horner, the paleontologist responsible for overseeing the development of the dinosaurs for the Jurassic World movie, there’s no doubt that everything visitors experience in this exhibit will seem as close to real as possible.
Jurassic World: The Exhibition is open to people of all ages, and you can buy tickets online ahead of time so you don’t have to wait in line. After you’ve had a taste of what the world would be like if dinosaurs still existed, get a taste of the one thing the movie was missing: a Geno’s Steaks cheesesteak!