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You can see one of the largest T. rex skeletons in the world at Christie's

But hurry: Stan is up for auction!

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Danielle Valente

Although the Museum of Natural History is a renowned pitstop for dinosaur enthusiasts, it's getting some fierce competition from Christie's—at least this month.

The auction house will offer "one of the largest, most complete and widely studied Tyrannosaurus rex skeletons ever discovered" for roughly $6–$8 million, according to a press release. Stan is named for the scientist who first discovered the dino's remains on Hell Creek Formation in 1987, and it's believed that the former predator is a mere 67 million years old. No big deal! 

t. rex stan at christie's

If you're looking to wow your little paleontologist in the making, you can schedule a free visit to see Stan by emailing This super-neat experience is only accessible through Oct 21, though he's being auctioned on Oct 6. You can also catch a glimpse of Stan without an appointment by passing Christie's 49th St window in between 5th and 6th Aves. 

Also, food for thought: If you have extra space—and millions—Stan could be yours. He's comprised of 188 original bones, is 13 feet high and 40 feet long. 

Don't let the fun stop with this fella: Catch the Jurassic Quest drive-thru experience in New Jersey and Long Island before the event comes to an end on Oct 11 and visit AMNH's beloved "T. Rex: The Ultimate Predator" to learn more about Stan and his prehistoric pals. 

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