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savage ancient seas

Savage Ancient Seas® is the only traveling exhibition featuring the marine fossil world of the Late Cretaceous Period. The exhibit is filled with huge carnivorous marine reptiles, gigantic flesh-eating fish big enough to swallow an adult human, flying reptiles with the wingspan of a small airplane and the biggest sea turtles to have ever lived. Unrivaled for their amazing varieties, voracious appetites, incredible teeth and gaping jaws, the creatures of the Savage Ancient Seas® are unlike anything known in today's world!

Fantastic specimens are accompanied by accurate and engaging information via kiosks, touchscreens, graphic panels, mobile device content, big-screen videos and real fossils for visitors to touch. Fresh artwork provided by Brian Engh (dontmesswithdinosaurs.com) created specifically for the exhibit graphically depicts scientifically accurate still-life moments from the inland seaway in the Age of Dinosaurs. In concert, these exhibit components provide your visitor with a greater understanding and appreciation for these magnificent denizens of the distant past. Critics agree; this exhibition has substance, which translates into repeat visits and accolades from young and old alike.

Here is what others say about savage ancient seas

Bishop Museum, Kalai, Hawaii

The exhibit was assisted by several of your technicians who were very helpful and patient in the installation and dismantle process. Both crews were easy to work with, and adapted easily to our building specifications and worked beyond the call to ensure it was done in a timely manner. The exhibit was well made, and more importantly, well crated... Thank you again to Michael Triebold for this great exhibit and for speaking so well with the media! Accolades to all your staff that contributed to an exhibit well done!

Cleveland Museum of Natural History, Cleveland, Ohio

Savage Ancient Seas was the perfect venue to draw attention to our permanent exhibits... And it did. ...Triebold employees were very generous with their time in the quick responses to our questions prior to the opening date and they were very organized in providing material sent to us in preparation for the exhibit. ...The on-site Triebold technical staff worked hand-in-hand with Museum staff to efficiently construct these creatures.

Canadian Museum of Nature, Ottawa, Ontario

Savage Ancient Seas featured a large number of beautifully mounted casts... The 8,000 square foot exhibit was a blockbuster, featuring specimens rarely seen in museums.

Deleware Museum of Natural History, Wilmington, Deleware

Savage Ancient Seas proved to be a wonderful exhibition for the Delaware Museum of Natural History... Through close consultation, Triebold Paleontology developed an excellent, interactive exhibition... The specimens were of the highest quality... Armatures were as invisible as possible. Postures were lifelike and impressive. Overall, this was a very good-looking show... DMNH visitors enjoyed the show tremendously and our visitation exceeded our expectations.

Fernbank Museum of Natural History, Atlanta, Georgia

I wanted to express my thanks on a job well done on Savage Ancient Seas. The exhibition was extremely popular with our patrons... Visitor comments were highly complimentary, and a few even commented that it was “the best exhibit” they had seen at Fernbank Museum... We would welcome the opportunity to work with your organization again.

Mystic Aquarium, Mystic, Connecticut

The exhibit is well thought out, has excellent graphics and compelling visuals. It compliments our collections quite nicely, providing a historical and cultural balance to our permanent exhibits.

Las Vegas Natural History Museum, Las Vegas, Nevada

I would highly recommend Savage Ancient Seas for consideration as a temporary exhibition. The exhibit itself has been highly successful in Las Vegas, with the museum experiencing high attendance during its run. The exhibit is highly educational, interactive, and well received by the general public.

The Mariners' Museum, Newport News, Virginia

This exhibit was not only informative but visually exciting. Children of all ages were amazed by the giant skeletons. [Savage Ancient Seas personnel] were great to work with, very efficient in getting the exhibition shipped, installed and de-installed, and worked seemingly tirelessly.

bridging the Cretaceous and today, from dirt to digital

We at Savage Ancient Seas® understand the importance of marketing to and engaging with groups with value-added opportunies and giving your front-line representatives the tools to provide a robust visitor experience. A crate full of handling casts and real fossils travels with the exhibit for use by volunteers and educators as they interact with classes and other guests. A 24-page booklet of resources and activities, and that correlates the exhibit with national education standards offers teachers opportunities to extend the learning in their classrooms before and after their class visit. Savage Ancient Seas® also provides graphics, images and a sample press release to assist with getting the word out about each venue's exhibition run and we regularly make ourselves available for press interviews following setting the exhibit up. We can even assist with Savage Ancient Seas® merchandise and other relevant items appropriate for your gift shop.

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Right now, many institutions feel the pinch from Covid-19. For years most museums focused on “hands-on” exhibits and now they find themselves stuck with exhibits that can’t be used even if the they can open.

Savage Ancient Seas is a traveling exhibit that combines an exciting exhibit with hands-off displays and “safe touch” features:

  • Visual displays, no contact necessary
  • Local wi-fi signal to reduce physical contact- let your visitors interface with the material by using the phone or tablet they already carry.
  • Meets Next Generation Science Standards, so schools and homeschoolers can still participate in field trips.
  • Award winning artwork from renowned artist Brian Engh- brilliantly presented material in an engaging “no-touch” format
  • Photo op with the life-size Megalodon jaws- the perfect way to social distance? Scare everyone away with a 9-foot wide set of shark jaws!
  • We help design your layout to best fit your space and comply with current social distancing needs
  • Modular displays, so if something doesn’t work for you or you don’t want to use the space, the total story still works.
  • Competitively priced
  • Has a fast, easy install that we handle.
  • Savage Ancient Seas takes visitors on a journey through the Western Interior Seaway, the shallow inland sea that cut North America in half at the end of the age of the dinosaurs. When Tyrannosaurus rex dominated the landscape, giant fish, mosasaurs, sharks, and marine reptiles played out their own dangerous food web below the waves.

    We don’t know how long this will last. People don’t expect museums to be open or safe, so it’s more important than ever to have an engaging exhibit that the public can actually use and enjoy.

    For more information or to book the show, call or email Jacob