Field Museum, Chicago, Hosts Summer Blockbuster “Jurassic World: The Exhibition”

Field Museum, Chicago, Hosts Summer Blockbuster “Jurassic World: The Exhibition”

In previous cities, the exhibition proved to be a tourism draw with approximately 38 percent of total exhibition attendance coming from outside the host city. As a result, 27 Chicago hotels are offering hotel packages for families including discount room rates and VIP admission to the exhibition. Exhibition hotel package rates start at $149, making a trip to Chicago to see the exhibition an affordable family getaway. Many partnering hotels are within walking distance of The Field or close to public transportation with drop-off points near the Museum making family transportation easy.

In addition to discounted room fares and VIP tickets, many hotels have created thematic experiences in conjunction with the exhibition. The Whitehall Hotel is offering “T-rex Packages” including guestroom accommodations for two, two VIP tickets to the exhibition, a 10 percent discount to The Field Museum gift shop, several souvenirs for families with kids and dinner for two from the hotel restaurant’s dinosaur-inspired menu. The Blackstone is offering a number of package benefits as well including several dinosaur-inspired cocktails available at the hotel’s lobby lounge, Timothy’s Hutch.

Many other properties are offering dining tie-ins, on site amenities, discounted parking and more.  A complete listing and all features can be found at fieldmuseum.org/hotels.

As a further travel incentive, all guests to the exhibition will receive a “Perks” card offering a variety of benefits and discounts at select Chicago area restaurants, attractions and entertainment venues. Partners include Potbelly Sandwich Shop, Park Grill at Millennium Park, Blue Man Group, 360 Chicago, Giordano’s, Skydeck Chicago, Rainforest Café and more. The Perks card has a combined value of approximately $700 in discounts and savings offered through the featured businesses.

A list of all hotel and perks partners, along with a map of their locations, can be found online at fieldmuseum.com/perks.  

About Jurassic World: The Exhibition
Featuring the closest simulation of dinosaurs ever created, Jurassic World: The Exhibition was created in close collaboration with renowned paleontologist Jack Horner and is infused with interactive educational elements—drawn from the real-world science of dinosaur DNA that allowed Jurassic World to come to life. The larger-than-life Exhibition made its world premiere in Melbourne, Australia and marked its U.S. debut at the Franklin Institute in Philadelphia, shattering attendance records at both venues.

Visitors will travel to Isla Nublar as VIP guests to explore 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. To accommodate the massive size of the dinosaurs, the Field Museum is erecting a 20,000-square foot exhibition tent on the front lawn of the museum—a first-of-its-kind structure for the museum. 

PHOTOS: High-resolution photographs of Jurassic World: The Exhibition are available here.

About the Jurassic World Franchise
Scheduled for release in June 2018, the next installment of the Jurassic World franchise is currently in production in London.

Executive producers Steven Spielberg and Colin Trevorrow and stars Chris Pratt and Bryce Dallas Howard return for Universal Pictures and Amblin Entertainment’s Jurassic World Sequel, a follow-up to one of the biggest blockbusters in the history of cinema. Producers Frank Marshall and Pat Crowley once again join Spielberg and Trevorrow in leading the team of filmmakers for the next chapter in the franchise. Directed by J.A. Bayona (The Impossible), the film is written by Jurassic World‘s director, Colin Trevorrow, and Derek Connolly.  Belén Atienza joins the team as a producer.


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About The Field Museum
The Field Museum is one of the world’s premier natural history institutions and is home to one of its greatest dinosaur collections, including SUE, the world’s largest, best-preserved, and most complete Tyrannosaurus rex. Its staff maintains an irreplaceable collection of more than 30 million artifacts and specimens, which are made available to scientists around the globe. Additionally, the Museum maintains more than 350,000 square feet of permanent exhibitions. Since 2000, The Field has created 15 critically acclaimed traveling exhibitions engaging more than 12 million people worldwide.

About Imagine Exhibitions 
Imagine Exhibitions is the global resource for all aspects of exhibitions and attractions. From design to creation, placement to presentation, marketing and operations, Imagine has the experience and inspiration to bring the best possible experience to any venue. Imagine is currently producing and touring over 30 exhibitions in museums, science centers, aquariums, integrated resort properties and non-traditional venues throughout the world. 

For more information, visit www.imagineexhibitions.com or visit the Facebook page.

About Creature Technology Company
Creature Technology Company is most famous for having produced the amazing dinosaurs for the incredibly successful Walking with Dinosaurs – The Arena Spectacular that set the benchmark for large-scale animatronic live entertainment. The benchmark was then set even higher with How to Train Your Dragon – Live Spectacular for DreamWorks, before creating the iconic puppets King Kong for the dazzling Global Creatures stage show and a talking, 7.5m tall animatronic Statue of Liberty for the annual Rockettes New York Spectacular at the world famous Radio City Music Hall. The three remarkable mascots for the XXII Olympic Winter Games Opening and Closing Ceremonies in Sochi were witnessed by billions and demonstrated a whole new capability of the company on a global stage.

Founded in 2006 and working out of a non-descript factory in Melbourne Australia, Creature Technology Company is producing the most technologically sophisticated, creatively inspired and life-like animatronic creatures for exhibitions, arena spectaculars, theme parks, stage shows and events in the world. Visit Creature Technology or find us on Facebook.

About Universal Brand Development
Universal Brand Development globally drives expansion of the company’s intellectual properties, franchises, characters and stories through innovative physical and digital products, content, and consumer experiences. Along with franchise brand management, Universal Brand Development’s core businesses include Consumer Products, Games and Digital Platforms, and Live Entertainment based on the company’s extensive portfolio of intellectual properties created by Universal Pictures, Illumination Entertainment, DreamWorks Animation, and NBCUniversal cable and television. Universal Brand Development is a business segment of Universal Filmed Entertainment Group, and part of NBCUniversal, a subsidiary of Comcast Corporation.

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