A national traveling exhibit by Cincinnati Museum Center
The dark—a place of mystery.
Sometimes scary, but always intriguing, darkness beckons exploration and represents the unknown. But it’s also a natural evolutionary selective pressure that has caused plants and animals to adapt to ecosystems like caves, the deep sea, the forest at night, and underneath the ground.
Since prehistoric times, humans have sought to find utility in darkness, and have invented ways to acclimate to dark conditions. Visiting In the Dark, guests experience and explore these mysteries via electronic, mechanical and computer interactives, immersive dioramas and lifelike models.
Available in three sizes: 2,000, 3,000 and 4,000 square feet.
Be immersed in worlds of darkness.
- 3- 5 large walk-around or walk-through dioramas (contingent on size rented)
- 2 small dioramas
- Electronic, computer and mechanical interactives
- Supporting materials, including:
- Teacher’s Guide with 10 activities
- Floor demonstrations
- Tales of Darkness theatrical skit
- Complete press kit with television and radio spots
- Artwork for logotype/graphic art slicks and for brochures, posters, billboard art
- A minimum of 2,000 square feet of open floor space
- 10 feet of ceiling height recommended (can adapt to 8 or 9 foot ceilings)
- Adequate electrical connections
- On-site insurance during exhibit run and in transit to next venue
- 4000 sq ft: $40,000 for 14 weeks average run ($10,000 deposit)
- + Inbound shipping with a cap not to exceed $20,000 (4-53’ trucks).
- 3000 sq ft: $30,000 for 14 weeks average run ($10,000 deposit)
- + Inbound shipping with a cap not to exceed $17,500 (3-53’ trucks).
- 2000 sq ft: $25,000 for 14 weeks average run ($10,000 deposit)
- + Inbound shipping with a cap not to exceed $15,500 (2-53’ trucks).
- Life Science - Content Standard C: Regulation and behavior; environmental survival needs and adaptation; diversity and adaptations of organisms; population and ecosystems
- Take Homes: Creatures have adaptations that allow them to dwell and thrive in darkness; caverns, underground spaces, and deep sea environments are all places where we can investigate this phenomenon; humans have also found ways to creatively thrive in darkness, and the way that our species responds to darkness can educate us on what it means to be human.
Please call us at 800-733-2077, ext. 1-7035 for availability beyond the dates listed below.
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5/26/12 – 9/3/12 Liberty Science Center, Jersey City, NJ
9/22/12 – 1/6/13 Lynx Exhibits, El Paso, TX
6/1/13 – 9/15/13 Hastings Museum, Hastings, NE
1/27/14 – 4/27/14 Bruce Museum, Greenwich, CT
6/21/14 – 9/12/14 Museum of the High Desert, Bend, OR
10/3/14 – 1/4/15 Museum of Discovery, Little Rock, AK
1/15/15 – 5/10/15 Don Harrington Discovery Center, Amarillo, TX
6/5/15 – 9/13/15 Flint Hills Discovery Center, Manhattan, KS
10/9/15 – 1/17/16 Kalamazoo Valley Museum, Kalamazoo, MI
2/12/16 – 5/22/16
6/17/16 – 9/23/16
10/22/16 – 1/14/17