exhibits

Trilobite Treasures:

This exhibit presents these fine Paleozoic creatures in a way that tells a story of the prehistoric life in the ancient seas. The collection assembled over 35 years provides a unique snapshot of life in the ancient seas from 250 to 500 million years ago.

This exhibit explores the life and death of these creatures once so plentiful during the Cambrian period that it was called the Age of Trilobites. The exhibit is complete with actual trilobite specimens, charts, posters, artifacts, models, interactive units and wall texts and provides an excellent look into the ancient world of the Paleozoic seas.

Previous Venues:

– Besser Museum of Northern Michigan – Alpena, Michigan
– Little Traverse Historical Museum – Petoskey, Michigan
– Ferris State University Museum – Big Rapids, Michigan
– Bay County Historical Museum – Bay City, Michigan
– Saginaw Castle Museum – Saginaw, Michigan
– Lakeshore Museum Center – Muskegon, Michigan
– Kenosha Public Museum – Kenosha, Wisconsin
– Family and Children’s Museum of Bettendorf – Bettendorf, Iowa
– Russell Rassbach Museum – Menomonie, Wisconsin
– Neville Public Museum of Brown County – Green Bay, Wisconsin
– Bay County Historical Museum – Bay City, Michigan (return engagement)
– Evansville Museum of Arts, History and Science – Evansville, Indiana
– Eastern Tennesee State Museum at Gray Fossil Site, Johnson City, Tennessee.
– Kentucky Gateway Museum – Maysville, Kentucky current through November 26.

 

Next venues open at:

Schiele Museum of Natural History – Gastonia, North Carolina

Saturday December 3rd, 2016 to Sunday March 5th, 2017

Featuring:

– Trilobites of Caleb’s Quarry, offering a unique snapshot of a local mass mortality
– Trilobites of St. Petersburg, Russia
– Trilobites – Before and After – The Prep
– Exotic Trilobites
– Trilobite mass mortality plate from Czech Republic
– Trilobites of the Barrandian
– Trilobites of the United States
– Tools of the Trade
– Artifacts
– Two ancient Sea Murals
– Trilobite Timeline
– Trilobites of Oklahoma
– Trilobite Art including lithographs and framed art
– 17th century Chinese Snuff Bottle made from a trilobite
– And Much More!

 

Exhibit Requirements:

– 3000-3500 square feet flexible depending on venue very flexible can be reduced in size.
– 4 venue provided display cases
– 50 feet of wall space
– Electricity sufficient to power two video monitors, theatrical lighting and an audio system
– Lighting fixtures or spots for low-level lighting preferred

Available year-round
The exhibit can be customized
Fees available upon request

Exhibit Specifications and Components

– 3000 – 3500 Square feet less if wall units can be double hung.

– 50 Linear feet of wall space that need not be contiguous

– 4 venue provided floor display cases

– Lighting fixtures or spots for low-level light is preferred

– Discovery, Trilobite Preparation, Trilobite Gallery and Artifact & Education sections

– 8 Floor Exhibit Cases

– 7 Wall unit Exhibit Panels18 Wall Artifact Exhibit Cases

– 4 Fine Art Frames

– 5 Descriptive Wall Plaques

– Multi–media audio and video

– Ancient Devonian Sea Mural

– 7-foot long Trilobite Timeline

– Two Pre Exhibit free standing advertising banners.

– One Hanging Wall banner “Coming Soon”

– 63 Actual Cambrian Trilobite Specimens

– 63 Actual Ordovician Trilobite Specimens

– 29 Actual Silurian Trilobite Specimens

– 55 Actual Devonian Trilobite Specimens

– 2 Actual Carboniferous Trilobite Specimens

Trilobite Treasures – Arthropods of the Ancient Sea

  • 1.00 Entry Panel (Wall Mounted)
  • 1.00.00 Trilobite Banner, advertising, Coming Soon
  • 1.00.01 Two Trilobite Stand Banners, advertising
  • 1.00.2 Penn Dixie and Reedops Wall Banners
  • 1.01.01 Trilobite Entry Panel
  • 1.02 TERATASPIS grandis , giant Trilobite life size model (Wall Mounted)
  • 2.00 Title Plaque text panel (Wall Mounted)
  • 2.01 DaVinci Quote text panel (Wall Mounted)
  • 2.01.01 Trilobite Timeline (7-foot Wall Mounted Panel
  • 2.02 Types of Rock (Pedestal Mounted)
  • 2.02.1 Chart of Geological Time (Wall Mounted)
  • 2.03 How Did It Get This Way? (Wall Mounted)
  • 2.04 What is an Arthropod? text panel and Specimen case(Wall Mounted)
  • 2.05 What is a Trilobite text panel (Wall Mounted)
  • 2.05.1 Trilobite Anatomy Trilobite Appendages (Wall Mounted)
  • 2.05.2 Trilobite Anatomy Molting and Enrollment (Wall Mounted)
  • 2.06 Trilobite “Life Model” (Wall Mounted Case)
  • 2.06.1 Trilobite Predator Floor Case
  • 2.07 Joachim Barrande (Wall Mounted Panel)
  • 2.08 Joachim Barrande Bust (Floor Display Case)
  • 3.00 Title Plaque (Wall Mounted)
  • 3.01 Wall Case Trilobites in Shale (Wall Mounted)
  • 3.02 Wall Case Trilobites in Limestone (Wall Mounted)
  • 3.03 Tools of the Trade (Wall Mounted)
  • 3.04 Final Preparation Tools (Wall Mounted)
  • 3.04.01 Video Monitor and DVD Player – Preparing a Trilobite (Wall Mounted)
  • 4.00 Title Plaque (Wall Mounted)
  • 4.00.01 Wall Mural Devonian Sea
  • 4.00.02 Wall Mural Ordovician Sea
  • 4.01 Trilobites of the Barrandian panel (Wall Mounted)
  • 4.02 Trilobites of the Czech Republic (Venue provided case)
  • 4.02.1 Mass Mortality Czech Trilobites (Floor case)
  • 4.03 Trilobites of Oklahoma (Floor case)
  • 4.04 Trilobites of Caleb’s Quarry (Venue provided case)
  • 4.04.01 Video Monitor and DVD Player – Silurian Trilobites (Wall Mounted)
  • 4.04.02 Silurian Mass Mortality
  • 4.05 Trilobites from Around the World (Venue provided case)
  • 4.05.1 Trilobites around the United States (Venue provided case)
  • 4.06.1 Isotelus maximus (Floor case)
  • 4.06.2 Penn Dixie Case with Specimens (Wall Mounted case)
  • 4.06.03 Ellipsocephalus Czech Mass Mortality
  • 4.07 Moroccan Trilobites (Floor Case)
  • 4.08 OLENELLUS fremonti (Floor case)
  • 4.09 Exotic Russian Trilobites (Floor case)
  • 4.10 Triarthrus Lighted Case (Wall Mounted)
  • 4.11 Ancient New York Wall Text Panel
  • 4.12 Genus Calymene Trilobites
  • 5.00 Title Plaque (Wall Mounted)
  • 5.01 Wall Case Isabelinia Artifact (Wall Mounted)
  • 5.02 Russian Trilobites and Asaphides Evolution (Venue provided case)
  • 5.03 Books & Resources (Venue provided case)
  • 5.04 Artifact Case (Venue provided case)
  • 5.05 Framed Art Pen and Ink Drawing (Wall Mounted)
  • 5.06 Framed Art Zdenek Burien 2 Lithograph prints (Wall Mounted)
  • 5.07 Framed Copper Sculpture (Wall Mounted)
  • 5.08 Framed Lithograph prints (3 Wall Mounted)
  • 5.09 “Trilobite Larvae” newly discovered (Wall Mounted)
  • 5.10 Trilobite Education Card 1949 Turtox (Wall Mounted)
  • 5.11 Trilobite Hologram

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