See Robotic Dinosaurs and a Special 3-D Movie
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See Robotic Dinosaurs and a Special 3-D Movie at The Field Museum during SUE’s 10th Anniversary Celebration!
Everyone knows that The Field Museum is Chicago's place to see dinosaurs, but this summer one dinosaur gets extra special attention – the Museum is celebrating the 10th anniversary of the unveiling of SUE, the largest and most complete Tyrannosaurus rex in the world and a Chicago icon.
Beginning Wednesday May 26, 2010, SUE will “escape” into other parts of the Museum. Of course, she’ll still be on display in the Museum’s Stanley Field Hall, where she has delighted more than 16 million visitors in the last decade, but she’ll also be featured in a new package of fun dinosaur experiences for the whole family.
Just steps from the exhibition of SUE’s real skeleton, visitors can now enter a prehistoric world: RoboSUE: The T. rex Experience is a journey back in time where visitors will encounter a super-realistic robotic SUE who responds to humans by looking directly at them and reacting to their movements. Along this thrilling journey, visitors will discover other robotic dinosaurs including hungry Velicoraptors and a Triceratops guarding her nest.
In addition, The Field Museum will also premier Waking the T. rex: The Story of SUE. The movie, shown in the Museum’s new 3-D theater, brings you face-to-face with T. rex and shows what researchers have learned about SUE. The amazing 3-D images are sure to add a new "dimension" to visitors' knowledge of dinosaurs!
Memorial Day weekend activities (May 29-31) will include special appearances by Sue Hendrickson, the fossil hunter who found the T. rex named in her honor. She will autograph photos and answer visitors’ questions about her spectacular discovery.
If you’ve never seen SUE – now is the time. If you saw her years ago, come back and share the experience with friends and family.
Visit fieldmuseum.org for more information and updates about other special activities and programs as we celebrate SUE’s 10th anniversary.
SUE at The Field Museum is made possible by McDonald’s Corporation. A major sponsor of SUE is Walt Disney World Resort. Additional support has been provided by the Illinois Department of Natural Resources/Illinois State Museum. The Elizabeth Morse Charitable Trust is the generous sponsor of this exhibition.
RoboSUE: The T. rex Experience was created by The Field Museum, in collaboration with KumoTek Robotics, INC and Kokoro Company LTD. This experience is sponsored by Kenneth and Anne Griffin.
3D Cinema and The Field Museum present Waking the T. rex 3-D: The Story of SUE, sponsored by McDonald’s Corporation.
Tickets to all SUE experiences are included in The Field Museum’s All Access Pass and cost $29 for adults, $24 for seniors/students, and $20 for children ages 3-11. Discounts are available for Chicago residents. Visit fieldmuseum.org or call 866.FIELD.03. Special rates are available for tour operators and groups of 15 or more. Call our Group Sales office toll-free at 888.FIELD.85 (888.343.5385).
Location and Travel Information
The Field Museum is located at 1400 S. Lake Shore Drive, on CTA bus lines #6 and #146, and close to the Metra electric and South Shore train lines. An indoor parking garage is located just steps from the main entrance. For more travel information, call the Illinois Department of Transportation, 312.368.4636, or the RTA Travel Center Hotline, 312.836.7000.