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The Museum of Natural History's new T. rex exhibit is going to be epic

Written by
Danielle Valente

Though dinosaurs are long gone, the memory of the ferocious T. Rex lives on...but how much do we really know about these creatures? 

Prepare to dig deep like a true paleontologist: Beginning March 11 (and March 8 for members), the Museum of Natural History will debut one of this year's most-anticipated exhibits, "T. rex: The Ultimate Predator," which will make one of your go-to kids' museums in NYC all the more irresistible. 

Photograph: Courtesy American Museum of Natural History

You will get a good look at the new findings about the tyrannosaurs genus, with a special focus on our main man, the T. rex. Unlike what you may think—and what movies led you to believe—T. rex is simply one part of the species' 100-million-year evolution. Would you believe that tyrannosaurs species actually include small, agile creatures? For real! Thanks to this exhibit, you'll get a peek into how the massive creatures came to be. 

Naturally, AMNH will provide a ton of cool features to keep the young and the young at heart entertained. Get ready for photo ops with a life-sized model of a T. rex with patches of feathers (yep, did you know feathers on dinos are a thing?). Catch the floor projection where an adult T. rex skeleton comes to life and don't miss the immersive VR experience (tentatively called "V. rex"). 

If you're a fan of prehistoric creatures—or simply want to be wowed—a pit stop to the exhibit is a must. Learn more about it here and book tickets to an AMNH adventure here. Be sure to keep an eye on the Museum's exciting expansion project as well! 

Kids can't wait? No sweat! Visit one of your favorite bookstores in NYC and grab a copy of Sleepover at the Museum, Karen LeFrak's new picture book about a little boy who spends his birthday at his favorite place in NYC (a good plan, if you ask us). You can also snag a copy here

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