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'Jurassic World' Comes Alive at The Franklin Institute

The Philadelphia exhibition has some new features that have never been seen before



    Visitors came face-to-face with dinosaurs at the Franklin Institute on Friday marking the opening of the Jurassic World exhibition. The exhibition runs through April. (Published Friday, Nov. 25, 2016)

    Dinosaurs in museums tend to be of the fossilized variety, but a new exhibit in Philadelphia is bringing the creatures and their world to life.

    "Jurassic World: The Exhibition" opened at the Franklin Institute on Friday. Based on the blockbuster dinosaur movie franchise, the experience mixes the vibe of a theme park with the backstory of science. But the big — like, really big — attraction is the animatronic dinosaurs, some measuring over 24 feet tall.

    The traveling show made its world premiere in Melbourne, Australia, earlier this year, but the U.S. debut in Philadelphia offers some new features. 'Jurassic World' Star Talks Philly Dino Exhibit'Jurassic World' Star Talks Philly Dino Exhibit

    Ty Simpkins, one of the stars of the movie "Jurassic World" talks about the new Franklin Institute exhibit that brings visitors close to lifelike dinosaurs.
    (Published Tuesday, Nov. 29, 2016)

    Visitors can expect to get up close and personal with lifelike dinosaurs like Velociraptors and Tyrannosaurus rex, and learn the science behind the movie and about the real job of paleontologists.

    Tickets run $34.95 for adults and $29.95 for kids ages 3-11. The price includes general admission to the museum.

    It runs through April 23.