PHILADELPHIA (CBS) – Philadelphia will be the only tour stop in North America for Saint-Gobain’s traveling exhibit, “Future Sensations.

The exhibition is described as a high-concept, immersive experience featuring five distinct pavilions.

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One of the world’s largest building materials companies, Saint-Gobain is commemorating its 350th anniversary with “Future Sensations,” making just four stops around the world including Shanghai, China, São Paulo, Brazil, Paris, France and Philadelphia, home of Saint-Gobain’s domestic headquarters.

“Future Sensations” exhibits Saturday, May 30 through Saturday, June 6, at The Oval, located on the northwest end of the Benjamin Franklin Parkway.

“This is a huge opportunity for Philadelphia and The Oval,” said Executive Director of the Fairmount Park Conservancy Kathryn Ott Lovell.

“Future Sensations” features five distinct ephemeral pavilions which reportedly take visitors on a journey of science, storytelling and art that celebrates the past three and a half centuries and sets the stage for future innovations.

“Really what this is about for us is the future and bringing innovation into the future,” said Dina Silver Pokedoff of Saint-Gobain.

The Future Sensations exhibition in Shanghai, China in January 2015. (Photo credit: Saint-Gobain Corporation)

The Future Sensations exhibition in Shanghai, China in January 2015. (Photo credit: Saint-Gobain Corporation)


“It is an experience. It is something to not just see, but to do. It touches on all of your senses,” she said.

Admission to the exhibit is free and open to the public. Food and beverages are available for purchase from on-site food trucks and at the beer garden.

“It’s going to be an incredible season at The Oval this year, this will be a great kickoff,” said Ott Lovell.

The exhibition hours are:

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Saturday, May 30: 12 p.m. – 10 p.m.

Sunday, May 31: 12 p.m. – 7 p.m.

Monday, June 1: 12 p.m. – 6 p.m.

Tuesday, June 2: 12 p.m. – 10 p.m.

Wednesday, June 3: 12 p.m. – 10 p.m.

Thursday, June 4: 12 p.m. – 10 p.m.

Friday, June 5: 12 p.m. – 10 p.m.

Saturday, June 6: 12 p.m. – 10 p.m.

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