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BASE Xperiential and The Houston Museum of Natural Science unveil the HoloTheater

The Houston Museum of Natural Science (HMNS) and BASE Xperiential announced a major partnership on August 29, 2022 to unveil the HoloTheater and its premiere experience, Dinosaur Discoveries: A Holographic Adventure, debuting in November.

“At HMNS, we are all about that awe-inspiring, jaw-dropping moment,” said HMNS president Joel Bartsch. “This partnership with BASE Xperiential will bring the prehistoric past to life, using cutting-edge technology and holographic imaging.”

The historic Wortham Giant Screen Theatre has long been a major attraction at the Houston Museum of Natural Science. This fall, laser-projection, video mapping, three-dimensional holographic imagery and live action entertainment come together to transform the theater into a HoloTheater. Two robust side-screen projection surfaces will complement the museum’s massive 60-by-80-foot screen to bring to life a panoramic, immersive cinema experience.

“We are thrilled to partner with the Houston Museum of Natural Science for the HoloTheater world premiere,” said Ryan Latham, BASE Xperiential’s Executive Vice President of Location-Based Experiences and Managing Director of HoloTheater. “Without requiring headsets or glasses, HoloTheater delivers an innovative and educational story-telling experience that provides audiences with a firsthand account of the incredible breakthroughs in history, culture and scientific discovery.”

BASE Xperiential has partnered with Paquin Entertainment Group to produce the premier HoloTheater production. Paquin produces immersive exhibitions, including the Beyond Van Gogh, Beyond Monet and the newest production National Geographic’s Beyond King Tut: The Immersive Experience.

“Our partnership with Base Xperiential and Dinosaur Discoveries is a natural extension and evolution of a new and revolutionary ‘edutainment’ format, and we couldn’t be prouder to support BASE Xperiential with the launch in Houston,” added Gilles Paquin, C.E.O. of Paquin Entertainment Group.  

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