15 October 2022 until 3 September 2023 T. rex in Town

T. rex in Town


Gigantic size, an enormous mouth and razor-sharp teeth: the Tyrannosaurus rex is one of the most dangerous predatory dinosaurs that ever lived. The idea that this animal actually walked the earth is still awe-inspiring. So step back in time 66 million years and embark on a whirlwind voyage of discovery to the T. rex, King of the Cretaceous Period.

The masterpiece of T. rex in Town is a scientific model of the skeleton of the T. rex. Skeletons of a T. rex are among the rarest fossils in the world. Dino expert Anne Schulp from Sneek, together with a team from the Naturalis Biodiversity Center, dug up the bones in America. The skeleton is one of the most complete ever found.

In the exhibition. you…

Gigantic size, an enormous mouth and razor-sharp teeth: the Tyrannosaurus rex is one of the most dangerous predatory dinosaurs that ever lived. The idea that this animal actually walked the earth is still awe-inspiring. So step back in time 66 million years and embark on a whirlwind voyage of discovery to the T. rex, King of the Cretaceous Period.

The masterpiece of T. rex in Town is a scientific model of the skeleton of the T. rex. Skeletons of a T. rex are among the rarest fossils in the world. Dino expert Anne Schulp from Sneek, together with a team from the Naturalis Biodiversity Center, dug up the bones in America. The skeleton is one of the most complete ever found.

In the exhibition. you will discover what the bones reveal about the turbulent life of this impressive animal. How old was she exactly, what was on the menu and what do the fractures tell about her life? Do a dance to seduce a T. rex female or make a graffiti dino with spray cans. The bike test is really exciting: can you stay ahead of a ferocious T. rex while cycling or will you be swallowed by skin and hair? And are you actually a good dino snack?

There are many extra activities around T. rex in Town: dig up fossils yourself, visit the storyteller or participate in various workshops during the holiday periods.

T. rex in Town is a collaboration with Naturalis Biodiversity Center in Leiden.

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Schoenmakersperk 2
8911 EM Leeuwarden
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