“A T Rex Named Sue” dinosaur exhibit opens Memorial Day Wkend, Jacksonville

The most ferocious dinosaur that ever lived is coming to the Museum of Science & History (MOSH) in nearby Jacksonville, Fla. on Memorial Day Weekend. At 42-feet long, 12-feet tall and 3,500 pounds, Sue is the largest, most complete Tyrannosaurus rex ever discovered. The exhibit, A T. rex Named Sue, will open at MOSH May 26, 2012 and run through Sept. 23, 2012.

A replica cast of the actual T. rex is the keystone piece of this traveling exhibition on loan from The Field Museum in Chicago.

The exhibit will also include a dig pit, video footage & free-standing interactive exhibits. Guests will be able to touch casts of Sue’s arm, rib, tail bone and teeth; peek into the cretaceous world through the eyes of a T. rex and a triceratops, and manipulate a model of Sue’s jaws to demonstrate how her gigantic jaw muscles slammed shut on prey.

MOSH will be open Memorial Day, too. 

Sat. MAY 26 – 10 A.M. to 4 P.M.
Check out the exhibit and enjoy special kid-friendly activities that will engage dinosaur fans of all ages.
FREE with museum admission!

SATURDAYS – 10:30 A.M.
Join Buddy and the rest of his prehistoric pals from the PBS series Dinosaur Train for an adventure in the Bryan-Gooding Planetarium every Saturday morning during the exhibit at 10:30.
FREE with museum admission!

JUNE 28 – 6 P.M.
Join Dr. Barry Albright, a paleontologist at UNF, for a discussion of some little known facts about Sue and her excavation.
$5 for the public | FREE for MOSH Members, students and teachers with an ID

JULY 21 – 10 A.M. TO 1 P.M.
Do you have a mystery object? Bring it to MOSH’s panel of experts for identification!
FREE with museum admission!

JULY 28 – 6:30 P.M. TO 7:30 A.M.
Spend the night at MOSH and get exclusive access to A T. rex Named Sue. Campers will get to explore the museum, go to the planetarium and more!
$30 per child/$20 per adult | $25 per child/$15 per adult for MOSH Members

AUGUST 4 at 7 P.M.
Relive the excitement of the time when dinosaurs roamed the land with a special showing of Jurassic Park on the museum’s rooftop.
$7 per adult | $5 per member and children under 12

Museum of Science and History (MOSH), 1025 Museum Circle, Jacksonville, FL, 32207 , OPEN MEMORIAL DAY! www.themosh.org

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