|Hatching the Past: Dinosaurs Eggs and Babies|
Take a rare and exciting look at the life of dinosaurs through their eggs, nests and embryos in Hatching the Past: Dinosaur Eggs & Babies. Hatching the Past blends the arts and sciences with an astounding array of dinosaur eggs and nests collected from all over the globe, including those of each major plant and meat-eating dinosaur group. Although dinosaur eggs were first identified in the 1920s, their scientific significance was not fully appreciated until the end of the 20th century. Today, dinosaur eggs are recognized for their enormous scientific value and for offering fascinating details and fresh insights into the behavior, growth and evolution of dinosaurs. Hatching the Past presents new discoveries about dinosaur reproduction and behavior and introduces some of the fascinating people and science behind these discoveries. Its multi-media experience helps give credence to long debated theories that dinosaurs and birds are closely related.
A captivating experience for all ages, Hatching the Past invites visitors to touch real dinosaur bones and reconstructed nests – one more than eight feet in diameter, dig for eggs, experience hands-on exploration stations and view animated video presentations featuring well known dinosaur experts. Each science-rich section is enhanced with exciting life-like models of embryos and hatchlings, colourful illustrations of dinosaur family life and stunning photographs of some of the world’s most renowned dinosaur hunters and their discoveries.
The exhibition’s standard size is 600 m2. However, the exhibition provides flexibility to accommodate its contents to smaller or larger floor areas according to venue’s needs.
The exhibition’s standard duration is 3 months. Shorter or longer bookings can also be arranged to meet host venue’s requirements.
Hatching the Past has been designed to appeal directly to families and educational groups. Children accompanied by adults are the common element in these groups, therefore school curricula and children’s interest have strongly framed the exhibition approaches and content.
By going through the exhibition, visitors will:
The exhibition features dinosaur eggs and babies from all over the world together with artist’s renditions of dinosaur life and the latest findings of leading dinosaur experts. The exhibition’s mixture of interpretive media - real specimens, models, text, video, images, interactives, exploration stations, artworks, etc - will provide an active and personally engaging experience for both children and adults.
*Additional items may be added as new discoveries are made and specimens become available.
Educational support material:
Harvard Museum of Natural History, Cambridge, Massachusetts
Bruce Museum of Arts and Science, Greenwich, Connecticut
Frank McClung Museum, University of Tennessee, Knoxville
Peabody Museum, Yale University, New Haven, Connecticut
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Exhibition produced by: StoneCompany.com
Robert T. Bakker, Curator, Paleontology Department Houston Museum of Natural Science
Kenneth Carpenter, Chief Preparator, Curator of Paleontology, Denver Museum of Nature and Science
Luis Chiappe, Curator and Chairman, Division of Paleontology, Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County
Karen Chin, Curator of Paleontology, University of Colorado Museum, Boulder
Philip J. Currie, Head of Dinosaur Research, Royal Tyrrell Museum, Alberta, Canada
Jacques Gauthier, Curator of Vertebrate Paleontology, Peabody Museum, Yale University
Karl Hirsch (deceased) University of Colorado, Boulder
Jinyuan Liu, Curator, Dalian Natural History Museum, Dalian, China
John “Jack” Horner, Curator of Paleontology Montana State University, Museum of the Rockies
Mark Norell, Curator and Chairman, Division of Paleontology American Museum of Natural History
Darla Zelenitsky, University of Calgary, Alberta, Canada
Brian Cooley, Calgary, Alberta, Canada
Mark Hallett, Portland, Oregon
William Monteleone, Alista Viejo, California
Gregory Paul, Baltimore, Maryland
John Sibbick, London, England
Luis Rey, London, England
Dennis Wilson, Denver, Colorado
Louie Psihoyos, Boulder, Colorado
Hatching the Past