Permian period canyon
Permian period canyon

Immersive canyon with animatronic dimetrodon and 25 000 litre flash flood experience. Gondwana Praehistorium, Schiffweiler, Germany Gondwana Praehistorium, Schiffweiler, Germany

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Jurassic environment
Jurassic environment

Jurassic lagoon immersive environment with animatronic creatures and water feature. Gondwana Praehistorium, Schiffweiler, Germany

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Early Cretaceous winter forest
Early Cretaceous winter forest

Immersive environment portraying a prehistoric Antarctic forest. Gondwana Praehistorium, Schiffweiler, Germany.

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Animatronic Giganotosaurus dinosaur
Animatronic Giganotosaurus dinosaur

Large walking robot Giganotosaurus. Gondwana Praehistorium, Schiffweiler, Germany.

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Immersive slot canyon
Immersive slot canyon

Permian period immersive environment. Gondwana Praehistorium, Schiffweiler, Germany.

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Triceratops prey model
Triceratops prey model

Detailed dinosaur model and immersive Cretaceous environment. Gondwana Praehistorium, Schiffweiler, Germany.

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Carboniferous forest environment
Carboniferous forest environment

Immersive prehistoric forest. Gondwana Praehistorium, Schiffweiler, Germany.

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Interpretative fossil gallery
Interpretative fossil gallery

Museum gallery exhibit with diabaloceratops skull. Gondwana Praehistorium, Schiffweiler, Germany.

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Paleontology diorama
Paleontology diorama

Highly realistic, life-size model of a paleontologist at work. Gondwana Praehistorium, Schiffweiler, Germany

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Gondwana Praehistorium, Schiffweiler, Germany is a 4500m2 centre telling the story of the evolution of live from the birth of the cosmos to the extinction of the dinosaurs. The museum was opened by Nobel Laureate and Oscar winner Al Gore in December 2008. I conceptualised, designed & art-directed the fossil and interpretative gallery spaces as well as nine fully immersive prehistoric environments. The recreated landscapes include numerous water features, animatronic dinosaurs and other creatures, thousands of replica plants, full-size trees, detailed scenic rockwork and naturalistic walkway surfaces, atmospheric effects, smells, sounds and creative lighting.