Sue New Dino Attractions
Contact: Field Museum PR Department
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Field Museum Announces New Dino Attractions to Celebrate SUE’s 10th Anniversary This Summer
May 26 – September 6
Media Preview Tuesday, May 25 at 10am
This summer The Field Museum will celebrate the 10th anniversary of the unveiling of SUE, the world’s largest and most complete T. rex, by featuring a package of dinosaur activities for the whole family. They include:
- RoboSUE: The T. rex Experience, a journey back to prehistoric times where visitors will encounter a super-realistic robotic SUE who responds to humans by looking directly at them and reacting to their movements.
- A new 3-D movie titled Waking the T. rex: The Story of SUE, featuring exciting scenes of dinosaurs and updates on what researchers have learned about SUE. The amazing 3-D images are sure to add a new "dimension" to visitors' knowledge of paleontology!
- Opening weekend activities (May 29 – May 31) include appearances by Sue Hendrickson, the fossil hunter who found The Field Museum’s T. rex. She will sign autographs and answer questions each day from 11am to 3pm.
The Field Museum,
1400 S. Lake Shore Drive,
Chicago, IL 60605.
The Field Museum acquired SUE in 1997 and spent over two years cleaning and preparing her bones for exhibition. In May, 2000, the unveiling of the complete skeleton made headlines around the world. Since then more than 16 million visitors have seen SUE at The Field Museum and more than six million have seen a traveling exhibition of her full-sized cast model. RoboSUE and the new 3-D movie are the Museum’s latest efforts to provide a fun, learning experience about SUE – a true Chicago icon. Tickets to RoboSUE and Waking the T. rex are included in the All-Access pass ($16-$29).
*Images of 3-D SUE and RoboSUE are available*
To RSVP and reserve parking for the May 25 media preview, call 312.665.7100 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
RoboSUE: The T. rex Experience is sponsored by Kenneth and Anne Griffin. The Field Museum Sponsor of Waking the T. rex 3-D: The Story of SUE is McDonald’s.
D3D Cinema and The Field Museum present Waking the T. rex 3-D: The Story of SUE. RoboSUE: The T. rex Experience was created by The Field Museum, in collaboration with KumoTek Robotics, INC and Kokoro Company LTD.