Dinosaurs: Dawn to Extinction
The ArtScience Museum, at Marina Bay Sands Singapore, will be ushering in the New Year with the largest dinosaur exhibition in Southeast Asia, "Dinosaurs: Dawn to Extinction". Occupying over 3,700 square meters of floor space, the exhibition will feature more than 400 fossils anad models, as well as over 50 original artworks.
This first-of-its-kind exhibition combining four exhibitions from the renowned American Museum of Natural History, San Juan National Science Museum, SCI!Expo at Monash University and artist Peter Trusler, will open to the public on 25 January 2014.
Curated by palaeontologist, Dr.Patricia Vickers-Rich, "Dinosaurs: Dawn to Extinction" offers a refreshing and in-depth journey into the pre-existence, existence, rise and extinction of dinosaurs.
Through a timeline thread, visitors will be transported more than 600million years back in time to learn the unique story of what came before and after the dinosaurs, and gain a deeper understanding on how these species evolved and adapted to changing environmental conditions.
"Dinosaurs: Dawn to Extinction" will take visitors on a journey from the Precambrian, Triassic, Jurassic and Cretaceous time periods. The highly interactive exhibition will also feature some of the oldest dinosaurs fossils ever discovered on the planet and many little-known species, some never before seen by the public.
These are in addition to over 50 original artworks by Peter Trusler that showcase intriguing species being reconstructed. Key fossils on display include a18-metrelong Apatosaurus,a 17.6-metrelong Lessemsaurus sauropod specimen, a 2-billion year old rock(Banded Iron Formation), anew fossil of Adeopapposaurs discovered in Argentina three months ago, as well as the tiny animals that ran beneath the feet of these giants.
Launch at the Marina Bay Sands ArtScience Museum
27 Jan 2014: Interview with Dr Patricia Vickers-Rich
Some kids visitng Dinosaurs: Dawn to Extinction told us what they thought...
Artist Peter Trussler, a Paleo-reconstruction artist, speaking about his various roles working with Pat Vickers Rich
Island Adventurer - Alfred Russel Wallace
Created in collaboration with the National University of Singapore’s Faculty of Science and Raffles Museum of Biodiversity Research, The Island Adventurer exhibition will focus on Wallace’s adventure in expeditions and field studies.
In the steps of Alfred Russel Wallace, is an exhibition at the Science Centre in Singapore running until November 2014.
This exhibition was put together with the expert advice from Dr John van Wyhe and Dr Pat Vickers Rich.