JUNE 2017 – If you thought dinosaurs died out millions of years ago, think again. With its newest exhibit, Jurassic World, the Field Museum invites guests to travel back in time to learn about and interact with the mighty beasts that once roamed and ruled the Earth.
Jurassic World: The Exhibition opened officially on May 26 in a series of tents on the Field Museum’s grounds. Based on the hugely popular 2015 movie starring Chris Pratt and Bryce Dallas Howard, the new exhibit transports visitors to Isla Nublar and brings you up close and (somewhat) personal with larger-than-life recreations of brachiosaurus, velociraptor and the fiercely overpowering Tyrannosaurus rex. After walking through the Jurassic World gates, guests will get to check out actual dinosaur fossils and learn about different aspects of dinosaur life as they pass through the Gentle Giants Petting Zoo, the Hammond Creation Lab, the Raptor Training Paddock and the top-secret Indominus rex project. To keep things as realistic as possible, the Field Museum collaborated with renowned paleontologist Jack Horner.
Daytime (9 a.m. to 5 p.m.) tickets cost $10 for kids and $15 for adults, on top of the regular museum admission fee; evening entry runs $20 and $25. Jurassic World runs through early 2018.