BHI Catalog:  Lease Program

BHI's "Rent-a-Rex" Lease Program

Our "Rent-a-Rex" program has a wide variety of cast skeletons, skulls, touch exhibits and real fossils available for lease.

Advantages of Leasing from BHI
  • Lease specimens for a day, month or year.

  • Build a new exhibit or supplement an existing installation.

  • Educational signs and stands available for many specimens.

  • Feature spectacular items for grand openings and special events.

  • Lease key pieces for fund raisers.

  • Experiment with temporary exhibits before investing in permanent displays.

  • Choose any number of items to fit your space and budget.

  • Easy and quick assembly & disassembly of specimens (a few hours or less).

  • Most specimen mounts are designed to fit through a regular 36" (91.4 cm) wide doorway.

  • Specimens and exhibits are shipped in custom built crates that can be disassembled, stored and reassembled for return shipment.

  • Use existing signs and stands or license our media components to create your own custom display graphics.

  • Stock your gift shop with our exciting and educational items.

Some Fine Print
  • Lease cost is 20% of list price for cast specimens or original fossils (per month). Minimum fee is based on a one-month lease and must be $500 or more. Ask about multi-month or other discounts.
  • Site set-up is quick and easy. For large exhibits or more complex mounts we may require that BHI technicians assists your crew with the assembly and repacking of the leased materials. This is an additional cost beyond the leasing.
  • Lease period begins when the materials leave our facility en route to yours, and ends when specimens arrive back at BHI.
  • You are responsible for all roundtrip transportation costs of the leased materials.
  • You must provide insurance for the full value of the specimens, signage and crates, for the entire time the leased material is gone from BHI (including shipping). We may also require a deposit, letter of credit or other financial security on the leased materials.
  • You are responsible for repair costs for any damage that may occur to the leased materials, while in your charge.
  • All leased specimens are subject to a first-come first-served basis. Reserve your rental early to ensure availability (a deposit is required to hold the dates).
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