Interactive installations and Balloon Art come together creating art & technology at play
Kitchener, ON – THEMUSEUM is adding new dinosaurs to its Dinosaurs | The Edge of Extinction exhibition that is currently featured in the Summer of Discovery exhibitions. The first new addition is a life-size balloon sculpture of a Gondwanatitan (long-neck) that lived in Brazil during the Late Cretaceous period. The second sets of additions are new, technology-based interactive stations.
Balloon artist Drew Ripley will be at THEMUSEUM on Monday, June 29th from 10:00am to 4:00pm to build his dinosaur sculpture. Visitors are invited to watch him while he works. The sculpture will then be on display through the first week of July. His choice of building a Gondwanatitan fits with the theme of Dinosaurs | The Edge of Extinction: showcasing species of dinosaurs that lived right before the Cretaceous-Tertiary extinction.
The two interactive installations both incorporate digital projections. The first allows visitors to move around and use their bodies to control the flight path of a pterosaur (flying reptile that lived during the Cretaceous period). The second is a digital dig pit, where visitors of all ages can try their hand at paleontology and “dig up” Triceratops fossils; after finding the bones, they can try to piece the skeleton together.
“These three installations are great and fun additions,” said David Marskell, CEO of THEMUSEUM. “They all show art and technology at play THEMUSEUM’s first motto, and allow visitors to experience the world of dinosaurs in a new, interactive and fun way.”