A brand new T-Rex exhibit will soon be coming to the American Museum of Natural History! T. Rex: The Ultimate Predator will be open to the public starting March 11th and for members on March 8th. Witness the notorious T-rex in ways you haven’t dreamt of!
The Tyrannosaurus Rex is the most recent ancestor of dozens of Tyrannosaurus species which existed over the course of more than 100 million years. And they were very different from their older family members!
Most dinosaurs in the family were much smaller than the T-Rex … and much less confrontational.
The exhibit explores how and why the T-Rex evolved into such a massive, vicious killer.
What You’ll See
- A life-sized model of a T-Rex covered in feathers (scientists recently discovered that all flightless dinosaurs had them!)
- Models of cute T-Rex babies and toddlers!
- The “roar mixer”: visitors will get a sense of what the mighty T-Rex sounded like!
- A magnetic wall where visitors will be tasked with placing tyrannosaur species in the correct timeline.
- Life-sized animations, fossil specimens, CT scans, and microscope images at a tabletop Investigation Station.
- And last but not least, the museum’s very first interactive, multi-player virtual reality experience (team up to build a T rex skeloton and watch it emerge in what is now Montana, where it used to live!
The first T-Rex skeleton was discovered by AMNH fossil hunter Barnum Brown in 1902. The museum contains one of the few orginal T-Rex specimans on display in the Hall of Saurischian Dinosaurs.