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 the public from 1 June – 31 August 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.
Date: 1 June – 31 August 2019
Location: The Annexe, Science Centre Singapore
Duration: 1.5 hours
Admission: All ages
Ticket Price: $18 adult, $15 child, $52 family (2 adults and 2 children)
Buy Tickets: Available online and onsite at Singapore Science Centre ticketing counters
The exhibition spans across seven thematic zones that promise a multi-sensory experience:
Zone 1: Explorer’s Hut
At the start of the 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 a 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.
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.
Zone 7: Activity Zone
The journey ends 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.