Video: New Natural History Museum Exhibition Reveals What Baby T. Rex Might Have Looked Like

Wednesday, 20 February 2019 - 11:44AM
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Wednesday, 20 February 2019 - 11:44AM
Video: New Natural History Museum Exhibition Reveals What Baby T. Rex Might Have Looked Like
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Screenshot: YouTube/American Natural History Museum
A new exhibition at the American Natural History Museum in New York City promises an engaging and informative look at the most famous dinosaur of all:Tyrannosaurus rex. Fans of Jurassic Park will be delighted to note that although the museum has yet to clone an actual T. Rex (and, as far as we know, has no plans to, sadly), the exhibition – titled T. Rex: The Ultimate Predator –  will include a virtual reality experience created in a partnership with HTC VIVE that revolves around assembling a Tyrannosaur skeleton and, most impressively, "a massive life-sized model of a T. rex with patches of feathers, as well as reconstructions of a fluffy, helpless T. rex hatchling and a four-year-old juvenile T. rex."


That's right: they're building THREE T. rex models of various sizes, including a ferociously cute hatchling.


For those of you who can't make to NYC, the video below details how researchers developed the model of the baby T. rex and why it looks like a carnivorous duckling.



T. Rex: The Ultimate Predator opens to the public on March 11. You can purchase tickets here.
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