T. Rex takes center stage at Discovery Museum

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RENO, Nev. (KOLO) It’s an exhibit 67 million years in the making. “A T. Rex named Sue” has taken center stage at the Discovery Museum. Museum staff says it is the largest and most complete T-Rex ever discovered.

The cast of the Tyrannosaurus is 90-percent complete, standing 42 feet long and 16 feet tall, with 58 teeth.

“We have noticed lately that there is a lot of pent up dinosaur enthusiasm in town, “said Patrick Turner of the Discovery Museum. “So to bring Sue to The Discovery gives them the opportunity to show their enthusiasm for paleontology.”

And the exhibit isn’t limited to just Sue; a nearby room is full of interactive stations. There’s a sandbox where kids can dig for bones, and a T-Rex arm simulator. It's that interactivity, combined with the larger than life nature of the exhibit itself, that is attracting families.

“When i was a little girl, we came to see the dinosaurs on the other side of Reno,” said Susan Savage. “I’ve always wanted to come see them again. It’s different, but still exciting.”

The exhibit will be up until January 2018.