The real Jurassic Park was based on the idea that if you could fence in dinosaurs into a safe place, people would come to see them. It's a fairly safe bet, if dinosaur cloning were real, we'd all be on our way to some remote island to check it out. While cloning real life dinos may not be an option, that doesn't mean that Jurassic World can't still be a reality in a limited sense. Jurassic World: The Exhibit is coming to Philidelphia this fall and it will have real dinosaur fossils, as well as life-size animatronic beasts. Which sounds just as awesome, and terrifying, as the real thing could be.
Jurassic World: The Exhibit is a joint venture between NBCUniversal and Imagine Exhibitions that will do its best to bring the real Jurassic World to fans. The exhibit actually started at the Melbourne Museum in Australia back in April, but will be making the jump across the Pacific Ocean to North America beginning in November at Philadelphia's Franklin Institute. In addition to having dinosaur fossils and animatronic dinosaurs, The Hollywood Reporter says there will also be a recreation of the Isla Nubar "Creation Lab" where attendees will be able to learn how real scientists are actually studying dinosaur DNA.
The most impressive idea here is that the exhibit's animatronic dinosaurs will be "life size." While the details don't list exactly which dinosaurs were used, it would be a serious let down if there wasn't at least one fairly massive beast on display. Having recently stood at the feet of Sue, the Tyrannosaurus Rex fossil at Chicago's Field Museum, I can only image what it would fell like to have something that size moving around and looking at you. The fact that the thing isn't real would only go so far to making it not feel terrifying.
The good news with this exhibit, is that the dinosaurs won't be able to go on a murderous rampage, although, to be fair, they said the same thing about Jurassic Park, and that didn't work out so well for the people in attendance. For a moment, however, it was a pretty amazing experience. It's likely this part they will try to recreate.
Jurassic World: The Exhibit will run in Philidelphia through April 2017, so there's plenty of time to make your travel plans if you want to be sure you have a chance to check it out. There's a good chance the exhibit will travel to other cities in North America, the Franklin Institute is expecting record crowds, but at this point, there's no telling where it will go next.
Dinosaurs have always excited the imagination, it's one of the reasons that people have loved the Jurassic Park franchise. Will you be checking out Jurassic World: The Exhibit? Let us know in the comments.