Travel back in time to a pre-historic world and come face to face with a mighty T.rex with Hologram Dinosaurs, a new virtual installation at the Australian Museum (AM), opening 2 September as part of the AM’s annual Dinosaur Festival leading into the school holidays.

Upon entering Hologram Dinosaurs, visitors will discover four pre-historic environments where they will encounter and interact with herds of dinosaurs in their natural habitat – some 10m tall and 20m long – as well as dive with ancient marine reptiles and soar with the earliest vertebrates, pterosaurs.

Created by the Australian organisation, AXIOM HOLOGRAPHICS,  Hologram Dinosaurs uses cutting-edge hologram technology to bring the 300 million-year-old story roaring to life for a new generation of dinosaur enthusiasts.

“Hologram technology is a magical realm. Through this breathtaking digital technology our visitors will experience the trepidation and excitement of meeting long-extinct animals as well as stand in the shadows of the largest creatures to have ever walked the earth,” she said.

“Part of the AM’s annual Dinosaur Festival, Hologram Dinosaurs provides visitors with the perfect blend of dino-entertainment and a scientific learning experience,” Dorey added.

Australian Museum Curator of Palaeontology, Dr Matt McCurry said that through studying fossils palaeontologists look back at past worlds and their intriguing animals.

“Dinosaurs have always captured our imagination, and the use of holographic digital technology represents an exciting way for people to see these creatures in the flesh.”

CEO of AXIOM Holographics, Bruce Dell, said the installation is not only a visual and sound feast, but also offers an entertaining and fresh perspective of these ancient creatures.

“Holograms are produced by the intersection of light and matter and are designed to be viewed from all angles. Unlike VR, visitors do not need to wear headsets to feel immersed and experience what it is like to walk among these giants,” Dell said. “We are thrilled to work with the AM, the nation’s first museum, to showcase these prehistoric creatures in a way their visitors would never before have experienced.”

Hologram Dinosaurs is part of the AM’s annual spring school holidays Dinosaur festival, which includes a bumper line-up of dinosaur events such as T.rex autopsy and Scientist for a Day.

When: 2 Sep 2023 – 15 Oct 2023

Where: 1 William Street, Sydney

Info: Hologram Dinosaurs – The Australian Museum

Check out the school holiday program here