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Ancient Seas

The only traveling exhibition featuring the
marine fossil world of the Late Cretaceous Period. 

Savage Ancient Seas takes visitors on a journey through the Western Interior Seaway, the shallow inland sea that cut North America in half at the end of the age of the dinosaurs. When Tyrannosaurus rex dominated the landscape, giant fish, mosasaurs, sharks, and marine reptiles played out their own dangerous food web below the waves.

Savage Ancient Seas® is the only traveling exhibition featuring the marine fossil world of the Late Cretaceous Period. The exhibit is filled with huge carnivorous marine reptiles, flying reptiles with the wingspan of a small airplane, gigantic flesh-eating fish big enough to swallow an adult human, and the biggest sea turtles to have ever lived. Unrivaled for their amazing varieties, voracious appetites, incredible teeth, and gaping jaws, the creatures of the Savage Ancient Seas® are unlike anything known in today's world!

Fantastic specimens are accompanied by accurate and engaging information via kiosks, touchscreens, graphic panels, mobile device content, big-screen videos and real fossils for visitors to touch. Artwork provided by award winning artist Brian Engh created specifically for the exhibit graphically depicts scientifically accurate still-life moments from the inland seaway in the Age of Dinosaurs. In concert, these exhibit components provide visitors with a greater understanding and appreciation for these magnificent denizens of the distant past. 


Museums agree; this exhibition has substance, which translates into repeat visits and accolades from young and old alike.

Cleveland Museum

of Natural History, Cleveland, Ohio


Savage Ancient Seas® was the perfect venue to draw attention to our permanent exhibits... And it did. ...Triebold employees were very generous with their time in the quick responses to our questions prior to the opening date and they were very organized in providing material sent to us in preparation for the exhibit. ...The on-site Triebold technical staff worked hand-in-hand with Museum staff to efficiently construct these creatures.


Fernbank Museum

of Natural History, Atlanta, Georgia


I wanted to express my thanks on a job well done on Savage Ancient Seas®. The exhibition was extremely popular with our patrons... Visitor comments were highly complimentary, and a few even commented that it was “the best exhibit” they had seen at Fernbank Museum... We would welcome the opportunity to work with your organization again.


Delaware Museum of Natural

History, Wilmington, Delaware


Savage Ancient Seas® proved to be a wonderful exhibition... Through close consultation, Triebold Paleontology developed an excellent, interactive exhibition... The specimens were of the highest quality... Armatures were as invisible as possible. Postures were lifelike and impressive. Overall, this was a very good-looking show... DMNH visitors enjoyed the show tremendously and our visitation exceeded our expectations.


Las Vegas Natural

History Museum, Las Vegas, Nevada


I would highly recommend Savage Ancient Seas® for consideration as a temporary exhibition. The exhibit itself has been highly successful in Las Vegas, with the museum experiencing high attendance during its run. The exhibit is highly educational, interactive, and well received by the general public.

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