One of the world’s most exquisite T. rex fossils is coming to Melbourne for the first time

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One of the world’s most exquisite T. rex fossils is coming to Melbourne for the first time

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Calling all fossil freaks and dino devotees, Melbourne Museum is about to get a very special visitor.

Get ready to embark on a journey millions of years in the making as one of the world’s largest and most complete Tyrannosaurus rex skeletons prepares to make its dazzling debut in Victoria.

On June 28th, Melbourne Museum will unveil Victoria, one of only 20 T. rex fossils in the world, who will be taking up residence our city for a limited time only.

T. rex comes to Melbourne

  • Victoria, one of the world’s biggest and most complete T. rex skeletons, will soon take up residence at the Melbourne Museum
  • It’ll be unveiled as part of a larger dinosaur exhibition alongside Horridus the triceratops
  • Victoria will debut on June 28

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This ain’t no ordinary dino display – it’s an immersive adventure fit with modern technology and new paleontological findings that will transport visitors back to the Cretaceous period, where giant reptiles roamed the Earth.

“Melbourne Museum will be the only place on Earth where, for a limited time, visitors can come face-to-face with two of the biggest and best real dinosaurs who once walked the planet,” said Lynley Crosswell, the visionary CEO and Director of Museums Victoria.

Made up of 199 bones and spanning more than 12 meters, Victoria is a sight to behold. The exhibition will tell her story, from her experience as one of the most powerful land predators to ever exist to her death 66 million years ago, her discovery in South Dakota in 2013 and her restoration in British Columbia, Canada.

But the prehistoric party doesn’t stop there. Alongside Victoria, visitors will have the chance to encounter Horridus, the world’s most complete Triceratops fossil, in an award-winning exhibition.

From interactive displays to immersive digital environments, Melbourne Museum promises an unforgettable journey through the Cretaceous period.

The multi-sensory experience will give visitors a chance to experience the dinosaur’s natural habitats and deepen their understanding of evolution.

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