What is CRASH?
CRASH is a new traveling exhibition created to raise awareness about the rhino poaching epidemic that is on the rise around the world and particularly in Africa. Rhino poaching is on the rise due to a recent surge in the beliefs of certain parts of Asian and Middle Eastern cultures that rhino horn offers a wealth of healing benefits. The exhibition will debunk these myths, demonstrating that rhino horn is made up exclusively of keratin – no different than our fingernails.
This exhibit is created in conjunction with field veterinarians, documentarians, and game reserves on the ground in Africa. CRASH employs immersive theatrical elements, animatronics, and animation to deliver challenging content in an accessible format that spurs visitors to take action.
Visitors will meet and get to know two Africans rhinos who were poached for their horns in March of 2012. The exhibition narrative follows them from birth and witnesses them grow up and fall in love against the background of the exponential rise in poaching. By getting to know these two rhinos and experiencing the miraculous survival of one of them, visitors will take a more personal stake n the crisis and learn what they can do to help stop it.
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If you would like to know more about this exhibit (size, cost, narrative flow, etc.), please fill out our contact form, and we will answer any questions as soon as we can! We look forward to hearing from you, and starting the discussion of how we can bring this exhibit to your institution.