This summer, Chris Pratt is taming dinosaurs in Jurassic World. On Saturday, May 9, you can dance with one at the Academy of Natural Sciences at Drexel University.
In celebration of the upcoming film, the Academy is showcasing their own marathon of the existing Jurassic Park trilogy, with the original beginning at 10:20am. Jurassic Park: the Lost World will show at 1pm, and Jurassic Park III will begin at 3:25.
All day, Tracy the Triceratops will be leading dance parties every hour on the half hour, beginning at 10:30am. If you’re seeing the films, don’t worry: there is a 20 minute break between each film to dance with the dinosaur. Extreme puppeteer Matt Brady inhabits the 10 foot long herbivore, making her dance along with popular music for all ages.
“This really is an all-ages event with something for everyone,” said Timshel Purdum, director of education and lifelong learning. “It’s casual enough that visitors can come and go among the movies and dances as fits their schedule.”
Jason Poole, the Academy’s Fossil Prep Lab Manager, said the event fit in with the spirit of the museum, “since we’re going to be getting a lot of these questions from visitors anyway, this is a good way to kick it off.” When asked if the event was formal, Poole quipped: “Definitely not a tuxedo event if you’re going to be dancing around with a triceratops.”
All shows are free with museum admission.
Admission tickets may be purchased online at ansp.org.
Jurassic Park Marathon & Dance Party
Saturday, May 9, 10:20 am to 5:00 pm
@ The Academy of Natural Sciences, 1900 Benjamin Franklin Parkway