From her overall size to the dimensions of her bones and teeth, the 67-million-year-old T. rex is simply awe-inspiring. To see her in person is a special experience. So when we delivered her to a new public, it was for many a dream come true.
We helped the Santa Barbara Museum of National History inspire a thirst for discovery and a passion for the natural world.
A journey millions of years in the making.
Near the end of the Cretaceous Period, 67 million years ago, Sue roamed the Earth. Today, she is the most famous specimen of her kind, the largest, most complete, and best preserved Tyrannosaurus Rex skeleton in the world.
Indeed, her size is more than impressive: she's 42 feet long, 12 feet high at the hips, and weighs up to 42,000 pounds. Sue was found in 1990 and sold seven years later to the Field Museum in Chicago for $8.4 million USD, the most ever paid for a dinosaur fossil.
Since 2000, a full replica has traveled to dozens of locations, and DB Schenker ensured it made its way safely from the Halifax Discovery Center to the Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History. It took careful planning to transport her and then put her back together, but it was all worth it. She inspires awe and respect anywhere she goes.