SUE the T. rex Experience at Great Overland Station
Open 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. daily — Feb. 4 – May 1
|Children (2-12), seniors, military veterans||$12|
|Infants/toddlers under age 2||Free|
|Group tours||$8 per person|
|School field trips||$5 per person|
*Passports for all three Topeka Dino Days venues are available for a 10% discount.
SUE the T. rex Experience runs Feb. 4 to May 1 at Great Overland Station. Tickets are available at Topeka Dino Days.
The exhibit, from the Chicago Field Museum, is part of the multi-venue Topeka Dino Days which includes Tiny Titans: Dinosaur Eggs and Babies Feb. 24-May 30 at Kansas Children's Discovery Center, and Dinosaurs Alive! March 10-June 30 at the Topeka Zoo and Conservation Center. The Downtown Topeka Visitors Center will serve as Base Camp for Topeka Dino Days and will feature life-sized Allosaurus casts - a mother and baby.
At more than 40 feet long and 13 feet tall at the hip, SUE is one of the largest Tyrannosaurus rex specimens ever discovered, and also the most complete—around 90 percent. Now you can explore SUE’s world like never before with cutting-edge scientific updates, large reconstructions of predator and prey, and an immersive multimedia experience.
Presented in both English and Spanish, this full-sensory experience will allow visitors to explore the world of SUE through sight, sound, smell, and touch. The exhibit from the Chicago Field Museum includes:
• A life-sized cast of SUE the T. rex • A fully articulated cast skeleton of SUE the T. rex • Full-scale Triceratops • Multimedia light show with full narration • Multimedia light show with full narration • Bronze touchables SUE miniature relief, SUE arm bones, SUE rib, SUE tail vertebrae • Triceratops skin • Crushed SUE skull cast • Digital Interactives • Large media elements and videos • Sense Interactives • Smell stations featuring scents from the Late Cretaceous forest including cypress, tulip poplar, ginger, and SUE’s putrid carnivore breath • Touch stations featuring T. rex skin composite bronze cast • Triceratops skin impression bronze cast, and "Didelphodon" fur • Hear/Feel station lets you experience SUE's subsonic rumble through bone conduction • Fossil casts from dinosaurs, mammals, turtles, plants, and more from SUE’s environment • Scientific research from SUE’s excavation through modern-day discoveries about the specimen.