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Waking the T. rex 3D: The Story of SUE

Category: 3D Movie

Exhibition Summary


Requires Separate Ticket

When exhibit closes

Closes Jun 20, 2024

Targeted age groups

All ages


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History’s most terrifying predator comes to life on screen.

In Waking the T. rex, scientists trace the events of SUE’s life, following this T. rex’s growth from a tiny hatchling to seven tons of pure carnivorous glory. Learn the amazing story of SUE’s discovery in South Dakota’s badlands, and join Field Museum paleontologists on an excavation as they search for and excavate ancient fossils. If seeing the world’s largest, most complete Tyrannosaurus rex skeleton gives you goosebumps, dare to come face-to-face with this roaring, earthshaking, and breathtaking dinosaur like never before.

Runtime is approximately 20 minutes. 3D movie times are subject to change.

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