Duration: 16.12.2023 - 16.6.2024
Museum am Löwentor
When scientists discover a new and previously unknown fossil species, they get the right to give it a scientific name. Some choose a name that describes the appearance of the organism. Others name it after the place where it was found. And then there are those who name fossils after their favourite rock stars.
This is where science meets music! “Rock Fossils” is a voyage through evolution accompanied by hard riffs of rock and metal. The exhibition shows fossils bearing the names of stars of heavy music. The extinct animal species are portrayed by incredibly detailed and larger than life models made by the masters of delicate scientific modelling from 10 Tons. Of course, the music itself can’t be missing: From the Beatles to Cannibal Corpse, each fossil is accompanied by songs of its namesake.
The backstage area of the exhibition is devoted to the museum’s own “Rolling Stoneflies”, 100 million years old stoneflies encased in amber. They were discovered at the Natural History Museum Stuttgart and all named after former and present members of The Rolling Stones.
Clear the stage for fossils, art and heavy music! Let’s rock!