EXHIBITION “WHEN PRAMOLLO WAS AT THE EQUATOR”
Permanent multimedia exhibition to discover the world of 300 million years ago
The exhibition path shows the development in three environments. The Sala del Territorio (Territory room) shows the evolution of the Pramollo area during the passage of geological time. It illustrates the repeated alternation of marine and terrestrial layers and the fossil wonders they enclose. Here you can experience the direct use of palaeontologists’ digital tools.
In the Sala del Viaggio Temporale (Temporal journey room), you will experience the Carboniferous Period scenarios. You will find yourself in the days when Pramollo was not yet a row of mountains as it appears to us today, but a river delta – sometimes covered by woods – whose gravel and sands flowed into a sea teeming with life. The strategies used in the set-up include palaeontological frescoes and interactive prehistoric scenarios populated by giant amphibians, sea scorpions, trilobites and sharks that react to visitor movements. Digital microscopes will project their macro-vision of the smallest organisms.
The last room offers a total sensory immersion in the environments that characterized the Pramollo during the Higher Carboniferous period. Here, dynamic projections shown simultaneously on all the walls recreate the panoramas and environments of the time. The user will interact with them and with the ancient organisms thanks to their body movements (motion sensing). This is the last of the emotions transmitted by the exhibition path, structured in a crescendo of multimedia and perceptual sensations.