‘Jurassic World’ comes alive at Philadelphia exhibit

PHILADELPHIA (AP) – 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” opens in 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.

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.

It runs through April 23.

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