Victoria, the 66 million-year-old Tyrannosaurs Rex is booming in the Houston Museum of Natural Science.
From now until September 2 this year, Houstonians will have the opportunity to get up and close and personal with the “largest and most complete” touring T-Rex skeleton in the world. [Featured image: @Marten van Dijl / ANP / AFP]
Victoria’s residency at the Houston Museum of Natural Science is a part of the museum’s new state-of-the-art exhibition on the Cretaceous Period.
“The exhibition is open to visitors of all ages and explores every facet of Victoria’s life and death, including the unusual battle scars that may have led to her death, and her role as a mother,” the museum writes on its exhibition page.
“With Victoria’s striking, pristinely maintained skeleton as a focal feature, the exhibition uses the latest scientific findings to create an educational, emotional experience unlike any other.”
Victoria was discovered near the area of Faith, South Dakota in 2013. Her skeleton composed of 199 bones, spans 40 feet in length at 12-feet tall. As such, she is said to be the largest touring T-rex skeleton in the world.
Tickets to the exhibition are included with entry to HMNS permanent exhibitions – priced at $25 for adults and $16 for children.
Their T-rex-starring Cretaceous Period exhibition isn’t the museum’s only larger-than-life exhibit. Take another type of exploration at their otherworldly Mars display from Luke Jerram.
Additionally, the museum recently reopened the George Observatory; here, stargazers can see live feeds of brilliant constellations through their state-of-the-art telescopes, muse over the Milky Way with astronomical experts, and embark on a laser tour of the universe.