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A T. Rex Named Sue @ the Science Center of Des Moines

Posted by on Feb. 12, 2013 at 12:08 PM
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Have any of you gone to see this yet or are you planning to?  Its there from Saturday, February 2 - Sunday, May 12.  This is what the science center website says about the exhibit:

Imagine, an exhibition that took 67 million years to create.

Discovered in the cliffs of the Cheyenne River in western South Dakota, Sue is the largest, most complete and best-preserved Tyrannosaurus rex ever found. Now – 67 million years after roaming the Earth – Sue is visiting SCI.

At 42 feet long and 12 feet high at the hips, Sue was one of the largest flesh-eaters to have ever inhabited the earth, and a dramatic, life-sized skeleton cast is the centerpiece of this special exhibition. Through engaging interactive exhibits, a dig pit, video footage and colorful graphics, visitors of all ages will explore how this remarkable creature interacted with its world and examine in-depth topics related to Sue, T. rex and dinosaur science.

http://www.sciowa.org/explore/exhibit/

My son and I are planning on going either this coming weekend or sometime mid March.  A few of my friends went opening weekend and said that their kids loved seeing Sue!

by on Feb. 12, 2013 at 12:08 PM
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meam4444
by Representative on Feb. 12, 2013 at 12:30 PM

 How cool!!  I really need to bring the kids to a Science museum soon!  The older ones are at such a fun age!

huskermom98
by Member on Feb. 12, 2013 at 2:00 PM

Not yet, but my boys want to go as soon as possible.  We're members so we'll probably end up seeing it several times!

Ferrari
by Felicia on Feb. 13, 2013 at 7:30 AM
We want to take the kids. I just don't know when yet. I might see about going this weekend.
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easinpc
by Emily on Feb. 13, 2013 at 9:40 AM

 My son is excited about going!


Quoting huskermom98:

Not yet, but my boys want to go as soon as possible.  We're members so we'll probably end up seeing it several times!


 

easinpc
by Emily on Feb. 14, 2013 at 9:09 AM
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 My son already decided that when we go he's going to wear his shirt that my parents got him from the Smithsonian with the dinosaur skeleton head on it lol.


Quoting Ferrari:

We want to take the kids. I just don't know when yet. I might see about going this weekend.


 

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