between fantasy and research

25.9.2020 14.2.2021 to

Dinosaurs have been extinct for millions of years - and yet ubiquitous in today's popular culture. Since the beginning of moving images, cinema and television have left the primeval monsters again and again
resurrected. The stars from Jurassic Park, King Kong or the Feuerstein family have therefore strongly shaped our ideas of dinosaurs. But how did these pictures actually come about? Do you reflect the current state of research? And how have they changed over time?

The exhibition answers these questions with a unique interdisciplinary approach along film history. A combination of film sequences, animation techniques, models, paleo-art and fossils shows that different factors always play a role in the creation of the »KinoSaurier«: the technical possibilities of contemporary special effects, the current state of research with its image of the dinosaur at the time - and mostly a little imagination.


Underground: Aegidientorplatz
Bus: Rathaus / Bleichenstraße lines 100 and 200
Rathaus / Friedrichswall line 120
Parking in the surrounding streets

opening hours

Tuesday to Sunday 10 - 18 clock
closed on Mondays

Ticket prices

10 € | reduced 8 € | Families 20 €
including collections

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