exhibitions

SUE: The T. rex Experience

SUE: The T. rex Experience

Step into the world of SUE: The T. rex Experience to uncover the mysteries about the life of this fearsome fossil.   

Come between two titans with full-scale casts of SUE and T. rex’s nemesis, Triceratops. Experience a unique multimedia show transporting you to the Cretaceous forest alongside SUE. Learn how the fossil was unearthed, and how scientists continue to make discoveries about SUE, the most complete Tyrannosaurus rex specimen ever discovered.  

Use your senses to take in SUE’s world. Watch SUE tromp through the Late Cretaceous forest, feel the texture of dinosaur skin, and hear the subsonic rumble of a T. rex. See the fossils of animals, plants, and dinosaurs that lived during the Late Cretaceous period, and come face-to-face with a full-size, fleshed-out replication of a ferocious T. rex battling the duck-billed herbivore, Edmontosaurus  

Get to know SUE in this immersive experience for visitors of all ages at the Denver Museum of Nature & Science. SUE can't wait to eat, er, meet you. 

SUE: The T. rex Experience was organized by the Field Museum and is part of the Griffin Dinosaur Experience, made possible by the generous support of the Kenneth C. Griffin Charitable Fund.

See Local Discoveries

Guests who experience the exhibition in Denver will also get to see more than 20 specimens from the collections of the Denver Museum of Nature & Science, including: 

  • The femur and a vertebra of the only  rex skeleton ever found in Colorado. 
  • Part of the Triceratops that was found at a construction site in Highlands Ranch, Colo., in 2019.  
  • The jaw from the Torosaurus that was found in Thornton, Colo., in 2017. 
  • The jaw of a mystery horned dinosaur collected from Leyden, Colo. in  
  • Rare skulls of armored and dome-headed dinosaurs never before displayed in the Museum.
  • Crocodile, turtle and mammal specimens discovered outside of Colorado Springs, Colo., from 2017-2019.

Educator Resources

Dinosaur Family Tree

Giants From The Past

Plate Motions

Rock Clocks

SUE's World

Today's Dinosaurs

What Are Fossils?

Who Were Dinosaurs?

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