Ancient Oceans will take visitors on a journey beneath the waves to discover the fascinating and strange creatures that inhabited the world’s Jurassic seas at a time when dinosaurs ruled the land. Immersive state-of-the-art CGI experiences will bring visitors face-to-face with some of the most ferocious creatures ever to rule the seas.
With more than nine million specimens, the Natural History Museum’s fossil collection is the largest and most comprehensive in the world. Ancient Oceans will feature some of the rarest and most remarkable specimens, including complete, fully articulated fossil skeletons. Displayed together for the first time, they tell a compelling story of a prehistoric underwater environment radically different from our seas today.
As visitors explore the seas of the Jurassic, they will discover how these giant marine creatures evolved from land-dwelling reptiles, with some species becoming bigger and fiercer than the dinosaurs roaming the land. Visitors will learn how these highly adapted hunters came to dominate their marine environment, becoming the top predators millions of years before sharks were.
Film & Sound
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Collection and interpretation
High ceiling height
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Developed as a package for display spaces of 650m² to 1,000m² (7,000sqft to 11,000sqft).
The exhibition comprises: 75-100 Natural History Museum specimens and objects. Full text of the exhibition including section panels and labels for objects. 10–15 touchable objects and casts. Multimedia assets. Design look and feel for 2D and 3D exhibition elements. Image package allowing venues to tailor 2D and 3D designs to their audiences. Set of fine-art crates for object transportation. Optional retail and publishing products.