The Vale Chasm Show takes visitors on a journey right into the earth itself at Dynamic Earth (Sudbury, Ontario). Visitors travel in a giant glass elevator down 7 stories into a chasm that was blasted into the rock.
From this moving vantage point, visitors experience an unforgettable journey that reveals a recreation of a pre-Cambrian meteor impact. This wondrous recreation takes place on a globe screen projection in mid air set against a starlit backdrop. Spectacular multimedia images play on the actual rock face as well as multiple moving screens during the descent.
The Vale Chasm Show is the signature piece of Dynamic Earth and provides a dramatic entry to the underground mine tour.
"We're extremely satisfied with the process and working relationship we've had with Science North...They were very attentive to the feedback and in working with us...have made a good exhibit great."
Judith Fritz, Director of Education, The Tech Museum of Innovation - San Jose, CA
"Science North's object theaters have really defined what a true multimedia visitor experience is. Science North has a longer track record than anybody when it comes to producing fun, informative, affordable shows."
Paul Martin, Head of Exhibit Development, Science Museum of Minnesota
"What we enjoy the most about Science North products is that we know we are receiving rich educational content delivered in a fun and humorous way. Our visitors are sometimes unaware of learning as they are so immersed in the experiences....I offer my wholehearted support for Science North's experience in creating content rich exhibits and productions."
Richard C. Thomas, Exhibit Coordinator, Connecticut Science Center
"Fernbank Museum of Natural History is a long standing client of Science North...As a natural history museum we appreciate the wide variety of content that is a part of each and every one of Science North's projects. Steeped in these content rich exhibits and products are educational and scientific facts. While visitors are interacting and having fun they are also learning, which is key."
Jennifer Grant Warner, Sr. Vice President & Chief Programming Officer, Fernbank Museum of Natural History
"...Our visitors were engaged and seemed to love the interactive. The exhibition looks fantastic in our gallery and I think it will do really well here. I'm also very thankful that it is so low-maintenance."
Michael H. Brown, Exhibit Designer, Fernbank Museum of Natural History
"One of the strengths of [Creatures of the Abyss] is the strong personal connection that visitors can make with researchers - this is conveyed with interviews, content review, and a speakers series. I am hopeful that this connection is copied by other science centers and museums as it brings a sense of excitement and relevance to the exhibit."
Dr. George I. Matsumoto, Senior Education and Research Specialist, Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute
"This immersive exhibit taught us an incredible amount of information about the ocean and the amazing research that is happening there... in a place that we know so little about. We came away from this exhibit thinking about the ocean in an entirely different way, and inspired to make changes to protect this fragile ecosystem."
Lisa .A., Science North Visitor and Member
"I came with my two children (ages 5 and 3) to Fernbank yesterday and wanted to pass along my compliments on the Wildlife Rescue exhibit...The exhibit was one of the most hands-on and educational I have ever seen...Every part of the exhibit was working and was a fun and educational experience. My sincere compliments to the designers and to Fernbank for making this exhibit part of their temporary collection. Kudos!"
Christine .R., Visitor to Fernbank Museum of Natural History
"I thought it was a beautifully put together exhibit, which can be very hard to come by...I absolutely loved that this exhibit was extremely educational for adults as well."
Erin Kendall, School Programs Coordinator, The Wildlife Experience