Museum of the Rockies Unveiling New T. Rex Exhibit
Museum of the Rockies (MOR) has planned a ribbon cutting ceremony during its Members Opening Event on Friday, at 5:15 p.m. to unveil its new, permanent Tyrannosaurus Rex exhibit called The Tyrant Kings. Distinguished guests to speak during the ceremony will include Montana's Lt. Governor McLean and Major General Richard L. Stevens, Deputy Chief of Engineers/Deputy Commanding General of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE). MSU President Waded Cruzado, MOR Executive Director Sheldon McKamey and MOR Curator of Paleontology Jack Horner will also take part in the opening events.
The Tyrant Kings will display a nearly 12-feet tall and approximately 40-feet long real fossilized skeleton named Montana's T. Rex. The exhibit will also include a series of six skulls from MOR's collections that presents the growth of T. Rex - from a small, juvenile specimen to the largest T. Rex skull ever discovered.
The Tyrant Kings will open to the public on Saturday, April 11, 2015.
"The Museum of the Rockies is one of the must-visit places in Montana. This new exhibit will build on the museum's record of providing an educational and engaging experience for young and old alike," McLean said. "I'm excited to bring my family to this see this new exhibit featuring fossils found right here in Montana."
Discovered in 1997 near Fort Peck, Mont., and owned by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Montana's T. Rex was originally named Peck's Rex. Museum of the Rockies has renamed the dinosaur in honor of its importance to the people of Montana.