Have you ever dreamed of walking among the dinosaurs? Just in time for the upcoming release of the next installment of the Jurassic World series, Chicago's very own Field Museum, home to one of the world's greatest dinosaur collections, including SUE (the world’s largest, best-preserved, and most-complete Tyrannosaurus rex), will be hosting Jurassic World: The Exhibition.

Set to open on May 26, 2017, this groundbreaking, interactive exhibition promises to immerse visitors in the sights and sounds of Jurassic World, minus the pesky possibility of getting trapped in the jaws of a dinosaur. 


Jurassic World: The Exhibition

As one of the world’s premier natural-history institutions, the Field Museum is naturally the perfect pick to play host to this incredible new exhibit. Home to more than 30 million artifacts and specimens, the world-class museum maintains more than 350,000 square feet of permanent exhibitions. In keeping with the Field's focus on education, Jurassic World: The Exhibition blends real-world science with the very best in high-quality entertainment. Renowned paleontologist Jack Horner, who served as Paleontological Advisor on Jurassic World, closely collaborated in the exhibit's design, so you can count on an authentic thrill factor. 

The highlights of the exhibit by far are the lifelike animatronic dinosaurs, designed by the Creature Technology Company (Walking with Dinosaurs). These dynamic, robotic dinos offer the closest simulation of dinosaurs this side of the Mesozoic. 

As visitors set off on a simulated voyage to Isla Nublar, they'll have the opportunity to meet all the head dinos of the Jurassic Age, including a Brachiosaurus, Velociraptor, and of course, the short-armed, often misunderstood Tyrannosaurus rex. You'll get so close to the exhibits realistic dinosaur replica—some more than 24 feet tall!—that you'll almost be able to give them a handshake or a hug. 


Jurassic World: The Exhibition
Little ones will love the family-friendly Gentle Giants Petting Zoo, while bigger kids will enjoy stepping behind the glass into The Hammond Creation Lab and witnessing a special preview of Jurassic World’s top-secret project, the Indominus rex. Only the bravest members of your family will dare to go inside the Raptor Training Paddock. Because these dinosaurs are so massive, the museum will be erecting a 16,000-square-foot exhibition tent on the front lawn of the museum to house the exhibit.

“One of our goals as a museum is to provide visitors with the best dinosaur experience in the world,” says Field Museum President Richard Lariviere. “Our fossil collections are one of the greatest things about The Field Museum, and the Jurassic World dinosaurs are an incredible way to spark our imaginations about them. After experiencing an animatronic T. rex, you can come inside, witness SUE, and picture what an incredible animal she must have been in real life.”


Jurassic World: The Exhibition will run from May 26, 2017, to January 7, 2018. The exhibit will be open seven days a week, 9 a.m.–5 p.m., and 5–9 p.m., special evening hours will also be announced. Ticket prices are $10 for children and $15 for adults for daytime entry (9 a.m.–5 p.m.) in addition to general museum admission and $20 for children and $25 for adults for evening entry. For ticket-sales information, head to www.fieldmuseum.org/JurassicWorld.