A travelling Exhibition
by Gondwana Studios & StoneCompany.com


Exhibition Proposal PDF

Exhibition Size

The exhibition's standard size is 500 m2. However, the exhibition provides flexibility to accommodate its contents to smaller or larger floor areas according to venue's needs.

Exhibition Duration

The exhibition's standard duration is 3 months. Shorter or longer bookings can also be arranged to meet host venue's requirements.


Hatching the Past has been designed to appeal directly to families and educational groups. Children accompanied by adults are the common element in these groups, therefore school curricula and children's interest have strongly framed the exhibition approaches and content.

Communication Objectives

By going through the exhibition, visitors will:
• Learn about dinosaur family life and how they cared for their young
• Develop a greater appreciation of the importance of eggs in the study of dinosaurs
• Find out about fascinating scientists and their discoveries
• Understand the complex 'design' of eggs
• Learn to identify eggs from different dinosaur groups, based on their shape and texture.

Exhibition Components

The exhibition features dinosaur eggs and babies from all over the world together with artist's renditions of dinosaur life and the latest findings of leading dinosaur experts. The exhibition's mixture of interpretive media - real specimens, models, text, video, images, interactives, exploration stations, artworks, etc - will provide an active and personally engaging experience for both children and adults.


• Over 150* individual dinosaur egg casts from around the globe, representing the different families of dinosaurs
• 23* complete dinosaur skeletons casts (15 articulated)
• 8* mounted dinosaur skull casts illustrating different stages of growth
• 10 full scale fleshed models including 6 life-like models of embryos and hatchlings by well known palaeo-sculptors Brian Cooley, Dennis Wilson, William Monteleone and Laurie Austin
• 21 interactive stations, including 3 dig pits, 8 touch- eggs identification modules, 2 magnifying stations, 5 Q&A stands, 2 touchable real dinosaur bones and 1 large dig pit (3m x 3m)
• 5 documentaries featuring well known dinosaur experts including Robert Bakker, Philip Currie, Mark Norell and others

*Additional items may be added as new discoveries are made and specimens become available.

Graphic components:

• 5 large panel photographs by National Geographic photographerLouie Psihoyos of some of the world's most renowned dinosaur hunters and their discoveries
• 11 large framed reproductions of artwork by Luis Rey and Mark Hallett
• 8 Exploration & Discovery panels
• 7 large section panels

Educational support material:

• Visitor's Adventure Guide
• 16-page Docent's Gallery Guide
• 46-page Educator's Guide with teaching standards, activities and reference list
• Feature length film 'Dinosaur Eggs & Babies' available on DVD

Design and Production Support:

Harvard Museum of Natural History, Cambridge, Massachusetts
Bruce Museum of Arts and Science, Greenwich, Connecticut
Frank McClung Museum, University of Tennessee, Knoxville
Peabody Museum, Yale University, New Haven, Connecticut
Exhibition Development Associate
Exhibition produced by: StoneCompany.com

Contributing Scientists:

Robert T. Bakker, Curator, Paleontology Department Houston Museum of Natural Science
Kenneth Carpenter, Chief Preparator, Curator of Paleontology, Denver Museum of Nature and Science
Luis Chiappe, Curator and Chairman, Division of Paleontology, Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County
Karen Chin, Curator of Paleontology, University of Colorado Museum, Boulder
Philip J. Currie, Head of Dinosaur Research, Royal Tyrrell Museum, Alberta, Canada
Jacques Gauthier, Curator of Vertebrate Paleontology, Peabody Museum, Yale University
Karl Hirsch (deceased) University of Colorado, Boulder
Jinyuan Liu, Curator, Dalian Natural History Museum, Dalian, China
John "Jack" Horner, Curator of Paleontology Montana State University, Museum of the Rockies
Mark Norell, Curator and Chairman, Division of Paleontology American Museum of Natural History
Darla Zelenitsky, University of Calgary, Alberta, Canada

Contributing Artists:

Brian Cooley, Calgary, Alberta, Canada
Mark Hallett, Portland, Oregon
William Monteleone, Alista Viejo, California
Gregory Paul, Baltimore, Maryland
John Sibbick, London, England
Luis Rey, London, England
Dennis Wilson, Denver, Colorado

Exhibition Photographer:

Louie Psihoyos, Boulder, Colorado