Famous T rex Roars Through Opening Weekend

first_imgThe world’s most famous dinosaur, A T. rex named Sue, roared through its opening weekend with more than 4,200 dinosaur fans visiting the Museum of Natural History in Halifax. Halifax is the first Canadian city to host the exhibit featuring the world’s largest, best preserved and most famous dinosaur. The exhibit will be displayed until May 8. “The Museum of Natural History is very pleased and excited to be the first to host Sue in Canada,” said Janet Maltby, manager of the Museum of Natural History. “Sue represents one of the most important finds in paleontology and visitors really seem to be responding to her.” The museum is extending its hours of operation on Sundays for the duration of the exhibit to allow visitors more opportunity to see Sue. The museum will now be open at 9 a.m. Tuesday through Sunday. The museum is closed on Mondays. A special entrance, between the museum’s backyard and Bell Road has been set up to accommodate the flow of visitors. The museum is also encouraging visitors to bring cameras and share pictures of their Sue encounters. The public can view a time-lapse video of Sue’s construction at the museum. The 64 second video can be found by visiting http://nature.museum.gov.ns.ca . The centrepiece of A T. rex Named Sue is a fully articulated cast skeleton of the original. At 42 feet long and 12 feet high at the hips, Sue is an amazing specimen. Interactive displays illustrate Sue’s vision, smell, diet and movement. For more information go to http://nature.museum.gov.ns.ca or call 902-424-7353.last_img read more