All-new immersive multimedia experience brings polar dinosaurs to life

Dino Quest Science Centre extension

Date: 1 June to 31 August 29 September 2019
Time: 9am to 5.45pm
Venue: The Annexe, Science Centre Singapore
Admission: $18/adult | $15/child | $52/family (2A + 2C). Get your tickets directly here or enjoy more discounts from Klook.

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Are you ready to uncover a world long gone and realise your childhood dreams of discovering dinosaurs? Science Centre Singapore (SCS) is hosting the world premiere of DinoQuest exhibition, a blockbuster experience that will take guests millions of years back to the Cretaceous period to encounter the Australian polar dinosaurs.

Open to public from 1 June – 31 August 29 September 2019, DinoQuest exhibition is SCS’s latest interactive venture that explores the history of these elusive dinosaurs spanning across seven thematic zones, designed to reimagine the attraction’s visits of the future using storytelling and cutting-edge experiential technology. The 2,000sqm interactive exhibit is curated by SCS in partnership with Emerita Professor Patricia Vickers-Rich who provided the expert knowledge and collection of fossils, in an immersive setting created by Dezign Format and brought to life through the power of multi-sensory technology by Digimagic Communications with media partner MediaCorp VizPro and Panasonic Business as a key sponsor.

An adventure for both young and old, guests can discover how different fields of science work together in a real-life dinosaur expedition. Through immersive activities powered by the latest multimedia technology, from holographic mapping to mixed reality environments, join virtual guides palaeontologist Professor V and her assistant Rex on a multi-sensory quest through a world long extinct.

“With DinoQuest exhibition, we are breaking new ground and reimagining how SCS’s exhibitions will entertain and educate guests of today. Beyond a show-and-tell, the exhibition is our way of leveraging place-based learning to create an immersive experience that brings science to life through facets of multimedia. We want to tap on guests’ natural interest in dinosaurs to deepen their understanding of the natural world and introduce ideas about evolution, extinction and conservation,” said Associate Professor Lim Tit Meng, Chief Executive of Science Centre Singapore.

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“DinoQuest exhibition is a culmination of more than 40 years of work that we’ve been doing at Dinosaur Cove, involving over 700 volunteers including my children. One of the most unique things about this assemblage of polar dinosaurs is that they were living close to the south pole in a cold and dark environment that doesn’t exist today. The mix of dinosaurs living in such an area is unusual, giving us an opportunity to study a truly incredible and unique piece of evolutionary history. What SCS has done is to bring them to life in a way that combines authentic storytelling with interactive gameplay, supported by sensory sights and sounds. It’s really an emotional experience watching our life’s work amplified this way,” said Emerita Professor Patricia Vickers-Rich.

“DinoQuest pushed Dezign Format to rethink on reusability and portability of an exhibition without compromising on the contents and showcase. The exhibit is designed in a modular format and uses less raw materials for overall theming through careful planning, selection and various execution approach,” said Mike Chong, CEO of Dezign Format.

“What makes DinoQuest so different is that visitors will be part of the action as they explore different zones. Instead of being lectured to or reading a text book, people will experience what it is like to be there on the spot, discovering fossils – evidence of dinosaurs who died out millions of years ago through the use of technology and gamification – playing the role of a palaeontologist, digging for fossils and discovering the secrets of the dinosaurs,” said Donald Lim, Founder of Digimagic Communications.

Moses Lye, Head of MediaCorp VizPro said, “It is phenomenal to see how advanced technology, something that’s futuristic, is being used to uncover and re-create the past that no one has ever seen before, giving the audiences the best engagement and experience.”

Unearthing Rare Polar Dinosaurs at DinoQuest
The exhibition brings together discoveries from Dinosaur Cove, including the most updated reconstruction of Timimus, a tyrannosauroid discovered in 1994 by Emerita Professor Patricia Vickers-Rich and her husband Professor Thomas Rich and named after their son, Timothy Rich.

The exhibition spans across seven thematic zones that promise a multi-sensory experience like no other

Zone 1: Explorer’s Hut
At the start of the epic exhibition, guests will be introduced to their holographic guides, Professor V and her assistant Rex, through a Diorama Projection show that showcases how Australia’s first dinosaur fossil was discovered. Guests will also register their RFID i-DinoTag to kick-off the quest to uncover the Polar Dinosaurs of Australia.

Zone 2: Dinosaur of Darkness
Through a projection show coupled with animatronics and 4D elements, visitors will travel back millions of years to explore Australia in the early cretaceous period. Take a tour into the world of dinosaurs and come face to face with prehistoric creatives including the Koolasuchus, Ankylosaur, Leaellynasaura, Pterosaur and Timimus, learning more about their habitat, behaviour and diet!

Zone 3: Extinction Theatre
In an immersive 4D theatre, experience the disaster that wiped out dinosaurs in an apocalyptic display of volcanic eruption and meteorite strikes amplified by sound effects, smoke and atmospheric lighting.

Zone 4: Dig Site
A replica of an actual dig site, guests can experience more about the science of palaeontology and the process of fossilisation. Through a hologram show, discover how dinosaur fossils are formed and learn to identify different parts of their anatomy. Find out if you have what it takes to be a Dinosaur Detective!

Zone 5: Laboratory
In a re-creation of a palaeontologist’s high-tech laboratory, guests can witness the exciting dinosaur preparation process featuring actual equipment and tools. At the Giant Megalania Alive Studio, experience how 3D Holographic Mapping can bring the creature to life. Don’t miss out on the hands-on activity at the Bone Station where guests can drill into rocks from Dinosaur Cove to discover actual fossils!

Zone 6: Dinosaur Dreaming
Here, guests will be welcomed by a replica display of dinosaur skeletons found at Dinosaur Cove including the worldwide premiere of the most updated reconstruction of Timimus, a tyrannosauroid discovered at Dinosaur Cove in 1994. Take a journey across time and be enthralled by the myriad of colours and forms of the natural history specimens from the time of the great extinction. Discover the living dinosaur descendants of today.

Zone 7: Activity Zone
The journey comes to a close with another hands-on activity zone where guests can create new species by doodling and bringing it to life at the virtual animated Dinosaur Park. Print out the creature, fill it with colour and swipe it into the projection screen to watch it join in the fun with other original creations!

DinoQuest exhibition is running at the Science Centre Singapore from 1 June to 29 September 2019 and tickets are available for purchase through the onsite ticketing counters or online at here or enjoy more discounts from Klook. Admission to the exhibition is $18/adult, $15/child and $52/family (2 adults and 2 children).

More details about the exhibition can be found at here.

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