Last week, we explored The Franklin Institute’s JURASSIC WORLD: THE EXHIBITION. The kids were off from school one day, so they were excited to get closer to dinosaurs than they ever have before! #partner
Based on the blockbuster movie, the Exhibition immerses visitors of all ages in scenes inspired by the film. Our tour group included eighth grade students from a local school. We watched the park come to life and traveled to Isla Nublar as a VIP guest to Jurassic World.
Walking into the park, the towering Brachiosaurus was a sight to behold. We got face-to-face with a Velociraptor, and witnessed the vicious dinosaur, Tyrannosaurus rex (see below), which roamed North America.
In Jurassic World, scientists were able to extract dinosaur DNA from an ancient mosquito and clone a dinosaur. How did they know they had dinosaur blood? Every person on earth has distinct genes that identify their species.
Why are dinosaurs now extinct? You will learn that dinosaurs likely went extinct 65 million years ago because of the impact of an asteroid. By hitting the earth, an asteroid would cause 60 to 70 percent of life on earth to go extinct. Most scientists believe that dust thrown up by the meteor’s impact blocked out the sun, causing plants to die and changing the global temperature for months or years.
Students can create a modern dinosaur that has evolutionary features they think a dinosaur would have needed to survive the last great extinction.
Use promo code JWMOMB* to receive $5.00 off up to 4 adult, daytime tickets to Jurassic World. To redeem the code, contact us 215-448-1200 or visit fi.edu.
*$5 off Daytime Adult Admission tickets to Jurassic World. Limit 4 tickets per person. Includes General Admission to The Franklin Institute. Cannot be combined with any other offer or discount. Upgrades available on-site for IMAX and 3D Theater. Redeemable online, over the phone or at the Ticketing Desk. Processing fees apply when ordering tickets in advance. Excludes holidays.
Jurassic World runs through April 23, 2017. https://www.fi.edu/exhibit/jurassic-world-exhibition
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