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"If you're still a student studying the ways of dinosaurs, you have a chance to go on a virtual tour of SUE, the T-Rex! Learn more about it here!"

Take a virtual tour with SUE the T.Rex!

This week, the Field Museum is planning a virtual tour of Sue, the T-Rex. Taking place on Wednesday, 11 Oct 2022, you can see the skeletal remains of one of the most famous Tyrannosaurus Rex fossils discovered so far. You can also learn more facts about this outstanding carnivorous dinosaur.

You’ll need to book in advance, and the tour is only available for students and select schools. While the event is free, you are encouraged to make a donation to the Field Museum for all that they do. Here are the details of the virtual tour.

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See SUE the T-Rex in an online virtual tour!

Are you ready to see Sue the T-Rex in all her glory? We know not everyone can head to Chicago at the Field Museum to see her, which is why this virtual tour is so spectacular. However, it’s mainly reserved for schools and students, and the event is free!

Who is Sue the T-Rex?

While FMNH PR 2081 may be famous in most parts of America, there are many that still don’t know all that much about Sue the T-Rex. In short, it’s the most preserved skeleton we have of this ancient beast with 90% of the bones discovered. It’s named after Sue Hendrickson who made the discovery.

With most disputes settled, 1997 saw the skeletal remains auctioned for US$8.3 million, which was the most ever paid for dinosaur fossils. The Field Museum, located in Chicago, Illinois, is now the proud owner of this wonderful specimen. 

When can you view the virtual tour?

The first upcoming tour of Sue the T-Rex is this Wednesday, October 11, 2022, from 10:00 AM CDT to 11:00 AM CDT. Other future virtual tours are on the 18th and 25th, with more events planned for the rest of the year.

It’s important to note that the virtual tour of Sue the T-Rex is only available for students or schools, when you head to the registration screen, it will specifically ask you what the name of your school is and where it is located. Trust me, I’ve checked, as I personally wanted to see what it’s like.

Registering for the online virtual tour of Sue the T-Rex

You can register on the Field Museum website for the event. The virtual tour will include 3D models and scans of the skeleton as well as some facts about what has been discovered. You’ll learn what Sue the T-Rex’s life was like in the Cretaceous period, and the researchers will also explain how they came about that information. 

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Don’t miss this opportunity!

If you’ve always wanted to know more about Sue the T-Rex or simply learn more about Tyrannosaurus Rex in general, now’s your chance. You’ll have close-up scans of the bones as well as some interesting facts about how the dino spent its time.

It’s essential that you send any questions you might have through before the event. It will give the hosts time to prepare some answers. Of course, you’re more than welcome to ask questions during the show in the chat section.

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