HK Science Museum to stage large-scale dinosaur exhibition “The Hong Kong Jockey Club Series: The Big Eight – Dinosaur Revelation

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The Hong Kong Science Museum has started setting up exhibits for its large-scale dinosaur exhibition, "The Hong Kong Jockey Club Series: The Big Eight - Dinosaur Revelation", to be launched on July 8 (Friday). Picture shows the skull skeleton of a Tyrannosaurus

The Hong Kong Science Museum will stage a large-scale dinosaur exhibition, “The Hong Kong Jockey Club Series: The Big Eight – Dinosaur Revelation”, in celebration of the 25th anniversary of the establishment of the Hong Kong Special Administration (HKSAR). From July 8 (Friday) the HK Science Museum will showcase eight of the most iconic fossil skeletons from the dinosaur kingdom.

Crates containing exhibits of dinosaur fossils and models have been delivered to the Hong Kong Science Museum, and now the unpacking, installing, and setting up of the exhibition is in full swing.


The Hong Kong Science Museum has started setting up exhibits for its large-scale dinosaur exhibition, “The Hong Kong Jockey Club Series: The Big Eight – Dinosaur Revelation”, to be launched on July 8 (Friday). The picture shows a 1:1 reconstructed skeleton of a Hatzegopteryx. The museum is using special project mapping technology to rebuild the appearance of a Hatzegopteryx.

Owing to the enormous size of the exhibits, the museum has designated a total area of around 2,000 square meters at the exhibition hall to showcase the eight precious fossil specimens of prehistoric creatures from museums and organizations in Germany, Switzerland, and the Netherlands. Five of the skeletons, including the Triceratops, Allosaurus, Hesperosaurus, Diplodocus, and Tyrannosaurus were built from original fossils and reconstructed bones. One of the fossil’s skeletons has a high level of completeness of over 90 percent, which is very unique.

The Spinosaurus and Hatzegopteryx are 1:1 reconstructed skeleton models with their original bones on display in showcases next to the skeletons. The remarkable exhibits include a baby sauropod displayed in its original buried status. Except for the Tyrannosaurus, the other seven fossil skeletons will be on display in Hong Kong for the first time.

Jointly presented by the Leisure and Cultural Services Department (LCSD) and the First Initiative Foundation, and jointly organized by the Hong Kong Science Museum and the First Initiative Foundation, the exhibition is exclusively sponsored by the Hong Kong Jockey Club (HKJC); and supported by the MTR Corporation. The exhibition will run from July 8 to November 16 at the Hong Kong Science Museum located at 2 Science Museum Road, Tsim Sha Tsui East, Kowloon, and admission is free. For exhibition details, please visit big8dinosaurs.hk.

In order to comply with the requirements stipulated in the Prevention and Control of Disease (Requirements and Directions) (Business and Premises) Regulation (Cap. 599F) and relevant requirements of administrative instructions, visitors are required to scan the “LeaveHomeSafe” venue QR code with their mobile phones/other mobile devices before being allowed to enter the museum for necessary contact tracing if a confirmed case is found. In accordance with the Prevention and Control of Disease (Vaccine Pass) Regulation (Cap. 599L) and relevant requirements of administrative instructions, all persons entering indoor venues under the management of the LCSD must comply with the relevant requirement of the Vaccine Pass.

 

The Hong Kong Science Museum has started setting up exhibits for its large-scale dinosaur exhibition, “The Hong Kong Jockey Club Series: The Big Eight – Dinosaur Revelation”, to be launched on July 8 (Friday). The picture shows the skeleton of a large Triceratops, specially installed for this exhibition, which will have its world premiere.