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SUE: The T. rex Experience

SUE: The T. rex Experience

September 5, 2020 – January 10, 2021

Step into the world of SUE the T. rex to uncover the mysteries about the life of this fearsome fossil. 

Come between two titans with full-scale casts of SUE and T. rex’s nemesis, Triceratops. Experience a unique multimedia show transporting you to the Cretaceous forest alongside SUE. Learn how the fossil was unearthed and how scientists continue to make discoveries about SUE, the most complete Tyrannosaurus rex specimen ever discovered.

Use all of your senses to take in SUE's world. Take a whiff of their putrid breath, watch SUE tromp through the Late Cretaceous forest, feel the texture of dinosaur skin, and hear the subsonic rumble of a T. rex. See the fossils of animals, plants and dinosaurs that lived during the Late Cretaceous period, and come face-to-face with a full-size, fleshed-out replication of a ferocious T. rex battling the duck-billed herbivore, Edmontosaurus.

Get to know SUE at the Science Center of Iowa, the first stop on the exhibit's North American tour. Get advance tickets for Thursdays, Saturdays, Sundays and select dates.

SUE can't wait to eat, er, meet you. 

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Why SUE? Why now?

"We jumped on this opportunity not only because we know that, no matter your age, we can all gaze at dinosaurs and be instilled with a sense of awe and wonder – but also because it is an exhibit that we felt confident we could open safely amidst this 'new normal' that we are adapting to. As always, our plans during this pandemic are rooted in science." - Curt Simmons, SCI president and CEO

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