‘Jurassic World’ actor visits new exhibit at The Franklin Institute

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Philadelphia, PA --  Over the Thanksgiving weekend, The Franklin Institute unveiled Jurassic World: The Exhibition to over 20,000 guests.

Exhibition organizers say it was the most successful exhibit opening in the museum's 192-year history.

15-year-old Ty Simpkins is one of the stars of the blockbuster hit film, Jurassic World, and on Wednesday he spoke with PHL17's Matt Alba about the new exhibit.

Based on one of the biggest blockbusters in cinema history, the Exhibition immerses audiences of all ages in scenes inspired by the beloved film.  Now, the park that was only a promise comes to life…right before your eyes.

Travel to Isla Nublar as a VIP guest and explore Jurassic World. Stare in wonder at a towering Brachiosaurus; come face-to-face with a Velociraptor; and get a rare up-close look at the most vicious dinosaur of them all, Tyrannosaurus rex.

Created in close collaboration with renowned paleontologist Jack Horner, the Exhibition is infused with interactive educational elements—drawn from the real-world science of dinosaur DNA that allowed Jurassic World to come to life. Visitors of all ages can now learn all about these incredible prehistoric creatures.