Immersive Technology Highlights Gallery Renovation
DinoLabs tells the story of Bone to Stone, an earth sciences study of fossilization. The renovation of the nearly 4,000 square foot gallery began in June, with the move of Paluxysaurus jonesi, the official State Dinosaur of Texas.
Allosaurus and Camptosaurus, the “Fighting Dinosaurs,” are highlights of the exhibition which also features the Museum’s Tenontosaurus dossi discovered in nearby Parker County. “This remarkable gallery represents where we are headed as an institution,” said Van Romans, Museum President. “It is the seamless integration of technology with dinosaur specimens and artifacts from our collection.”
The movement technology was designed specifically for the Museum’s gallery to create an immersive space where anything is possible. Computer stations in DinoLand bring dinosaurs to life on an immense 19-foot curved screen.
DinoStomp encourages romping in a prehistoric world. Movement is tracked along a 20-foot video wall with animated creatures interacting at every turn. These experiences will unleash creativity, the power of expression and nurture spatial intelligence and logical thinking skills.
DinoLabs fosters an understanding of earth sciences, geology, and even conservation through the story of the dinosaur, which plays an important role in learning and discovery. “It’s a re-imagined paleontology collection in a gallery which allows guests both young and old to delve into the study of dinosaurs in a remarkable environment filled with interactive technology, specimens, and rare artifacts,” said Romans.
DinoLabs will be a permanent exhibition at the Fort Worth Museum of Science and History, located in the city’s Cultural District at 1600 Gendy Street. For ticket prices, hours of operation and other information, please call 817-255-9300 or visit www.fortworthmuseum.org.
The Museum was established in 1941, is accredited by the American Alliance of Museums and is an Affiliate of the Smithsonian Institute. Anchored by its rich collections, the Museum is dedicated to lifelong learning. It engages guests through creative, vibrant programs and exhibits interpreting science and the history of Texas and the Southwest. For more information, visit www.fortworthmuseum.org.