Watch Sue disassembled at Field Museum.
When: Now for the next approx. three weeks. The Field has free days through February 28, 2018
Where: Field Museum, 1400 S. Lake Shore Drive, 312-922-9410.
Sue, our beautiful T-Rex is being disassembled, to make way for a new giant dinosaur Patagotitan mayorum. Sue is moving to her own exhibit upstairs next to the Sue Gift Shop, natch. The removal coincides with free days for the entire month of February. Her new exhibit will open in spring 2019. I went on day one and it took them an hour to remove just her feet! It’s not clear how long it will take so call first before heading over in case she’s already gone.
About Sue’s new pose and exhibit
Sue, the biggest and most complete Tyrannosaurus rex discovered, is moving to a new exhibit and is getting scientific updates. Some of Sue’s bones weren’t included when she was mounted in 2000. She will be reposed to walking rather than skulking and her arms will be moved down. The new exhibition space will tell the story of Sue’s life in detail.
About Sue’s replacement Patagotitan mayorum
The new dinosaur taking Sue’s place in Stanley Field Hall is a cast made from the fossil bones of a titanosaur, Patagotitan mayorum, a giant, long-necked dinosaur from Argentina. From snout to tail, it is 122 feet long, longer than two accordion CTA buses end-to-end. It’s so tall that visitors on the second-floor balcony will be eye-to-eye with the the new dinosaur.