Come a little closer to… A T. rex Named Sue
Imagine, an exhibition that took 67 million years to create.
Discovered in the cliffs of the Cheyenne River in western South Dakota, Sue is the largest, most complete and best-preserved Tyrannosaurus rex ever found. Now – 67 million years after roaming the Earth – Sue is visiting SCI.
At 42 feet long and 12 feet high at the hips, Sue was one of the largest flesh-eaters to have ever inhabited the earth, and a dramatic, life-sized skeleton cast is the centerpiece of this special exhibition. Through engaging interactive exhibits, a dig pit, video footage and colorful graphics, visitors of all ages will explore how this remarkable creature interacted with its world and examine in-depth topics related to Sue, T. rex and dinosaur science.
A T. rex Named Sue will be at SCI Saturday, February 2 - Sunday, May 12, and will be included with SCI general admission - always free for members!
Hablas español? No hay problema! Un Tiranosaurio Rex llamada Sue es una exhibición bilingue!
Dino Days – First Wednesday of every month!
Join us the first Wednesday of every month for Dino Days, especially for our youngest explorers. Experience hands-on dinosaur-themed activities and programming, Pint Size Science and Dino Storytime! Plus, join us for lunch in the Food Chain Café – enjoy Dino Bites and your choice of French fries or a fruit cup for just $4!
Sue Spotlight – Tuesdays, Thursdays, Saturdays and Sundays at 2:00 pm
Who was Sue? How did she live, die and interact with her environment? What can we learn from studying her bones? Get an in-depth look at Sue the T. rex and her incredible life with an SCI docent.
Digging for Dinos (Live Dig Pit Program)
Become a paleontologist for a day as we learn about dinosaurs and uncover fossils in SCI's dig pit! This 20-minute live program in SCI's Dig Pit will be given each Wednesday, Friday and Saturday at 11:30 am beginning March 2. Additional times may vary. No registration is required.
Dino Birthday Parties
Experience the Celebrate-Like-A-Paleontologist Solution! SCI birthday parties are easy to plan and unforgettable for guests. Learn more
From corporate groups to family outings and scouts to seniors, gather a group and save! SCI offers discounted rates and customizable packages to groups of 10 or more. Learn more
April 12-20: Member Appreciation Week
Saturday, April 13
RAWR! A Special Sue Event
Join us for this special Sue event, including:
- Dino Storytime Under the Stars - 10:30 am
- Digging for Dinos (Live Dig Pit Program) - 11:30 am
- Sue Spotlight - 2:00 pm
- Dino-themed cart demonstrations
- Junior Paleontologist presentations throughout the day!
Friday, April 19
Dinos Under the Dome: The Land Before Time, 6:00 pm
Join us for a prehistoric adventure in our Star Theater planetarium! The Land Before Time follows the journey of an orphaned brontosaurus named Littlefoot on his quest to reach The Great Valley. Along the way, he meets four other young dinosaurs – Ducky, Petrie, Sera and Spike – each one a different species, and they encounter several obstacles as they learn to work together in order to survive. Dinos Under the Dome is included with SCI admission – always free for SCI members! Space is limited, and RSVP is required.
Dreaming with the Dinos (Open to all students)
Dreaming with Dinos is our Sue-themed Overnight Adventure! Enjoy all of the standard overnight activities, plus see Dinosaurs: Giants of Patagonia in IMAX. Overnight begins at 6:00 pm on Friday and ends at 10:00 am on Saturday.
Tuesday, May 7
Cafe Scientifique - Digging Up Dirt: The Science of Sue
Cafe Scientifique is a FREE science-based program for adults and young adults! Join us as we dig into the science of Sue and learn more about what this discovery has meant to the field of Paleontology.
Saturday, May 11: Sue Closing Event
Saturday, May 11
Cinema Under the Stars: Jurassic Park, 7:00 pm
Experience the Dinner-And-A-Movie-Alternative at SCI! Bring your picnic blanket, grab some popcorn and join us for movies on the big screen beneath the summer night sky! Movies are free to attend and begin at dusk on the Martin Luther King Jr. side of the SCI building.
Sunday, May 12: A T. rex Named Sue special exhibition closes
Sponsors & Partners
- Non-member Pricing
- SCI Member Pricing
* SUE exhibit is FREE with SCI general admission.
Visit with your group or school and save!
- Fri10:00am - 5:00pm*
- Tue10:00am - 5:00pm
- Sat10:00am - 5:00pm
- Wed10:00am - 5:00pm
- Sun12:00pm - 5:00pm
- Thu10:00am - 5:00pm
Last ticket sold 1 hour prior to close.
*Open until 8 pm on the 2nd Friday of each month for Family Night