Cleaning SUE the T. rex

How do you clean a dinosaur that’s over 40 feet long and 13 feet tall at the hip? (Carefully, and with an extra-long feather duster.) 

Watch as Bill Simpson, collections manager of fossil vertebrates, cleans SUE the Tyrannosaurus rex in Stanley Field Hall on October 31, a Free Admission Day for Illinois residents.

SUE is temporarily going off display from February 2018 to spring 2019, when this famous dinosaurthe biggest, most complete T. rex discovered—will be unveiled with scientific updates in a brand new gallery. Learn more about upcoming changes to SUE and Stanley Field Hall.