The 1,750-sf exhibit immerses people in the landscape of a real paleontology dig (with the stunning backdrop of the New York City skyline to boot). A giant canopy, inspired by the shape of an Ankylosaurus, covers three different dig pits with scores of fascinating fossils embedded in over 60 tons of sand. The three pits represent the Triassic, Jurassic and Cretaceous periods.
“This was a fun project for our team to develop in partnership with the Liberty Science Center,” said Deborah Verne, project manager. “This is a permanent space for the center, so it will be an exhibit where children experience discovery, joy and achievement long into the future. We’re already thrilled with the pictures of smiling children and families using the space.”
Dynamic graphics surround the dig pits to help guests learn more about the fossils they are unearthing and the dinosaurs that used to roam our planet. The museum plans to evolve the exhibit as new scientific research is uncovered in the real world.
Numerous local media covered the opening of Dino Dig, including NJ.com and NJ 101.5. In a statement released to the press, Liberty Science Center President and CEO Paul Hoffman shared, “We view this new exhibition as an authentic tribute to the exciting world of paleontology. We want to expose our guests to the exacting physical work as well as the evolving body of scientific evidence that informs our current understanding of the dinosaur age.”
Our team has been fortunate to design a wide variety of creative exhibits in recent months in addition to the Dino Dig, including the Simon Wiesenthal Center’s Mobile Museum of Tolerance in Illinois and their new Social Lab in Museum of Tolerance Los Angeles.