Something big is happening at the Liberty Science Center! Today, a 25-foot tall, inflatable dinosaur was seen hanging out on the roof, no doubt in hopes of getting a preview of “SUE: The T-Rex Experience” which opens this Saturday at LSC.
Making an appearance to rival King Kong scaling the Empire State building, this ferocious-looking dino is actually friendly and ready to welcome everyone to all the dinosaur-themed fun going on at LSC through the summer.
The inflatable dinosaur can be seen from across the Hudson and all angles in Jersey City. Keen observers will take note that the dino is wearing a band-aid on its arm as the first dinosaur to be fully vaccinated against COVID.
“SUE: The T-Rex Experience” is an interactive, engaging, and hands-on exhibition features an exact replica of SUE’s skeleton measuring 40 feet long and 13 feet tall at the hip. The skeleton faces off against a full-scale replica of a Triceratops, one of T. rex’s natural enemies, says LSC.
“Explore the sights, sounds, and smells of SUE’s world in high-tech simulations, while a unique multimedia show transports you to the Cretaceous forest alongside SUE,” says LSC.
SUE is named after the paleontologist who discovered the Tyrannosaurus rex, Sue Hendrickson. She uncovered the dinosaur in 1990 during a commercial excavation trip north of Faith, South Dakota. Scientists are still learning new things about the T. rex, due in large part to SUE’s incredibly well-preserved bones.
This exhibition is available for an additional fee when you purchase general admission to Liberty Science Center. Get tickets now at LSC.org.