Following record breaking attendance in the previous two tour cities, Jurassic World: The Exhibition is now open at Chicago’s Field Museum. Based on one of the biggest blockbusters in cinema history, Jurassic World: 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 and is “the closest you will ever come to living dinosaurs.”
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.