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SUE: The T. rex Experience

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SUE the T. rex is the most complete, best-preserved Tyrannosaurus rex ever discovered. And this spring, SUE’s coming to Boise, Idaho. The Discovery Center of Idaho has partnered with the Micron Foundation to host a special exhibition featuring the latest scientific discoveries about this incredible fossil, open May 27th, 2022 – September 4th, 2022. Visitors will get to explore the sights, sounds, and smells of SUE's world, see casts of real dinosaur fossils, and come face to face with an exact cast of SUE’s skeleton.

This exhibition features an exact cast of SUE’s skeleton (40 feet from snout to tail and 13 feet tall at the hip). Visitors will be able to see a lot more than just SUE’s skeleton, though—new interactives and digital technologies will highlight the latest scientific discoveries and show people what SUE’s world was like.
To help visualize how SUE would have looked in life, there’s a full-size, fleshed-out replica of a T. rex battling one of its favorite prey: the duck-billed herbivore Edmontosaurus. A giant floor-to-ceiling screen shows realistic animations of SUE interacting with other prehistoric animals, and interactive stations give visitors a chance to smell prehistoric plants and scientists’ best guess of what SUE's breath would have smelled like. The experience also includes a multimedia light show highlighting details of SUE’s skeleton, touchable bronze casts of some of SUE’s bones, and a station where visitors can hear and feel the deep, low rumbling of SUE’s growl.

SUE: The T.rex Experience was organized by the Field Museum and is part of the Griffin Dinosaur Experience, made possible by the generous support of the Kenneth C. Griffin Charitable Fund.
Admission is FREE for members. For non-members, admission is $20 for adults ages 18+, $19 for seniors ages 65+, $13 for youth ages 2-17, FREE for children under age 2. Active military, veteran, EBT card discounts offered.

Open Mon.-Sat. 10am-4:30pm & 12pm-4:30pm on Sundays.
Advanced tickets and masks are required. Debit or Credit Card only please