ST. LOUIS – Dinosaur fans are in for quite a thrill as the Saint Louis Science Center welcomes “SUE: The T. rex Experience” this summer.

SUE is considered the most complete, best-preserved Tyrannosaurus rex specimen ever discovered. It will be part of a special exhibition at the Science Center from June to September.

Visitors will have a chance to see an exact replica of the original SUE skeleton up close. It measures 40 feet from snout to tail and 13 feet tall at the hip.

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“Because SUE was discovered in such great condition and as a nearly complete specimen, scientists have been able to learn so much about dinosaurs and the lives they lived from this fossil,” said Kaylia Eskew with the Science Center. “SUE: The T. rex Experience displays the latest discoveries of what’s known about Tyrannosaurus rex – the composition of their bodies, the foods they ate, the way they moved, the sounds they made, how they aged, and more. The Science Center is honored to host this special exhibition so that our guests can immerse themselves in the wonder of SUE’s life.”

Along with SUE will come other full-scale displays, interactive stations, narrated videos and light shows.

“In addition to viewing life-sized specimens, interactive stations will give guests a chance to smell prehistoric plants and the T. rex’s rancid breath, hear the rumblings of the T. rex’s mightyroar and feel the texture of SUE’s bones and dinosaur skin,” said Eskew.

While admission to the Science Center is free, tickets are required for SUE: The T. rex Experience. Tickets go on sale May 8, 2024. They range from $6-12 based on age.

For more information on the exhibit and tickets, click here.