We can’t go back in time, but with Chicago’s world-class museums, they help to depict pivotal, or forgotten moments throughout history. With a bevy of upcoming summer free days to attend, it’s about time to step up your museum game.
News of a 46-foot-long “Spinosaurus’ that lived during the Cretaceous Period, has spread its wings in Chicago. The largest carnivorous discovery currently found is now on display this weekend at Chicago’s renowned FIELD Museum, giving visitors a chance to see just how massive the largest carnivorous dinosaur ever recovered in person!
The museum already has the best-preserved Tyrannosaurus rex, so the Spinosaurus will feel right at home. As this new dinosaur exhibit kicks off, keep reading below for everything we know about the fish-eating dino.
To celebrate the new exhibit arriving at the Field Museum the massive fossil will serve as the centerpiece of an aptly named Dino Fest, tomorrow June 10th.
The Spinosaurus originally existed about 95 million years ago and had a crocodile-shaped body and paddle-shaped tail. They used to swim through rivers in what’s now today’s North Africa.
The semi-aquatic predator is larger than ‘Sue’ the famous T-Rex. As for the still unnamed fossil, which used to be found hunting and swimming through waters, the celebratory opening event will unveil all the facts and figures regarding the extraordinary find. The exhibition will show the Spinosaurus in its natural swimming pose so visitors are in for an unforgettable treat, seeing the only skeleton on display outside of Asia.
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