A T. rex named Sue is headed this way

Published: December 17 2014

Category:InsideUF, Natural History

Tyrannosaurus rex has commanded respect and sparked curiosity in people’s minds for centuries. And the most famous T. rex of all, a little lady named Sue, is coming to the Florida Museum of Natural History Jan. 24 – Sept. 13, 2015, for an exhibit called “A T. rex named Sue.” If only Johnny Cash were here to sing about her.

To be fair, Sue really isn’t a little lady. In fact, she’s huge. At 42 feet long and 12 feet tall at the hips, Sue is the largest, most complete and best-preserved Tyrannosaurus rex ever discovered.

Her skeleton inspires as much awe today as she must have 67 million years ago. In the featured exhibit, visitors can explore how this remarkable creature interacted with its world and discover what Sue’s ancient bones can teach us.

The fully articulated, life-size skeleton cast not only adds jaw-dropping drama, but also demonstrates Sue’s movement and describes her vision and sense of smell. The family-friendly, interactive exhibit invites visitors to climb into the dig pit to uncover fossils and learn about dinosaurs through touchable bone replicas and other hands-on activities. It also tells the story of Sue’s sensational journey from the Cretaceous period and sedimentary rocks of South Dakota, to the U.S. courts, and finally, a world tour.

The exhibition was created by the Field Museum of Natural History in Chicago, and is made possible through the generosity of McDonald’s Corporation.

Tickets are now on sale. For more information, please call (352) 846-2000.

Category:InsideUF, Natural History