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August 30, 2016

'Jurassic World: The Exhibition' coming to The Franklin Institute

Ready to step into the raptor cage?

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A raptor makes an appearance at the press announcement of "Jurassic World: The Exhibition" at The Franklin Institute.

The North American premiere of "Jurassic World: The Exhibition" will take place on Nov. 25 at The Franklin Institute. Life-size animatronic dinosaurs (there's a Brachiosaurus that stands 24 feet tall) will roam through themed environments inspired by the 2015 movie "Jurassic World." 

Guests will be led on a guided tour of the museum's own Isla Nublar that recreates some of the iconic moments from the blockbuster film franchise. Renowned paleontologist Jack Horner, who served as a paleontological adviser on the "Jurassic World" film, collaborated on the exhibit.

Take a look at the Creation Lab to learn about the real-world science surrounding dinosaur DNA, get up-close to a giant T. rex. and step inside the Raptor Training Paddock for an all-new immersive experience that is making its worldwide debut.

Tickets for the new exhibit will go on sale beginning Sept. 10. 

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A dinosaur trainer tames a raptor at the announcement of “Jurassic World: The Exhibition” at The Franklin Institute.

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Watch out for T-Rex!

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Welcome to Philly's own Jurassic World.

The exhibit will take the place of "The Science Behind Pixar," which closes on Labor Day, and will run through April 2017.

"Jurassic World: The Exhibition"

Opening Nov. 25
The Franklin Institute
222 N. 20th St.