The Age of Reptiles – Zallinger Mural


Yale Peabody Museum of Natural History

New Haven, CT

This pair of interactive touchscreens allow visitors to
explore Rudy Zallinger’s famous dinosaur mural – “The Age of Reptiles”. Curators Jacques Gauthier and Leo Hickey from the museum pop up behind plants and next to dinosaurs to give information about each of the species depicted in the mural. Armand Morgan provides historic and artistic information about Rudy Zallinger and the mural itself.

Project Included:

  • Interactive programming
  • Extensive content research
  • Video production with chroma keying
  • Graphic design
  • Hardware design/installation

Creating the Mural video

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This exhibit has two 32″ touchscreens to help visitors learn more about Rudolph Zallinger’s famous mural, “The Age of Reptiles”, which has been a fixture in the Yale Peabody Museum’s Great Hall since 1947.

In addition to information about the mural itself and how it came to be, this interactive program helps visitors learn about each of the species depicted within.

Many new illustrations give a glimpse of what the dinosaurs might have looked like if the mural were painted today (yes, T. rex really did have feathers!).

The creation of this project included HD video, Flash animation, graphic design, sound effects, music, and hardware design/installation.

This exhibit was featured in the New Haven Register’s “Summer 2008” insert: