T. rex in Town

T. rex in Town is a spectacular exhibition in the run-up to the museum’s 100th anniversary in 2023.

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15 okt. 2022 t/m 3 sept. 2023

Gigantic in size, enormous snout, razor-sharp teeth… Tyrannosaurus rex is one of the most fearsome carnivorous dinosaurs that ever lived. The thought that this creature actually walked the earth still fills us with awe. Journey 66 million years back in time on a whirlwind voyage of discovery in search of Tyrannosaurus rex – the King of the Cretaceous period.

The centrepiece of the T. rex in Town exhibition is a scientific model of a T. rex skeleton. T. rex skeletons are among the rarest fossils in the world. Frisian dinosaur expert Anne Schulp dug up the bones in America together with a team from the Naturalis Biodiversity Center in Leiden. This is one of the most complete T. rex skeletons ever found.

In the exhibition, you will learn about the turbulent life of this impressive creature from the information revealed by her bones. How old was she? What animals where on the menu? And what do the fractures in her bones tell us about her life? Have a go at doing the courtship dance of a male T. rex, colour a dinosaur with graffiti spray paint, or try the very exciting bike test: can you cycle fast enough to escape a ferocious T. rex – or will you be swallowed whole? And will you be a tasty dinosaur snack?

Extra activiteiten

Activities surrounding the T. rex in Town exhibition will include a chance to excavate fossils, hear a story in a special story caravan and take part in various workshops during the holidays.

T. rex in Town is presented in association with the Naturalis Biodiversity Center in Leiden.

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