You think you know T. rex – think again.
TYRANNOSAURS – MEET THE FAMILY brings the latest tyrannosaur discoveries to life, overturning our preconceptions about these ferocious predators. While the most famous is the mighty T. rex, tyrannosaurs came in all shapes and sizes and from all over the globe, and their history goes back over 100 million years. New tyrannosaurs, like the crested Guanlong from China, are changing and challenging our understanding of the evolution of these iconic, well-loved dinosaurs.
The exhibition explores the ‘most feared and revered’ of all dinosaurs in new and different ways. The exhibition’s real and replica specimens are not only spectacular in scale and form, but also reveal some of the most significant discoveries in palaeontology of the past decade. TYRANNOSAURS – MEET THE FAMILY offers visitors a look at rare and magnificent fossils, reconstructing the life-sized skeletons of these terrifying carnivores like you’ve never seen before. The exhibition includes Scotty, a cast of one of the largest and most complete T. rex skeletons in the world. One of the most exciting developments in dinosaur palaeontology over the past five years has been the discovery of early Asian tyrannosaurs – the ancestors of later giants like T. rex. Discoveries like this are changing the story of the evolution of tyrannosaurs. New research is also shedding light on the true character of T. rex, the most ‘extreme’ tyrannosaur.
TYRANNOSAURS – MEET THE FAMILY presents exceptional fossils as well as striking life-sized skeletons and models. Interactives in the exhibition help visitors learn about the evolution of the tyrannosaurs and the latest scientific stories behind these remarkable creatures. TYRANNOSAURS – MEET THE FAMILY incorporates innovative multimedia experiences to engage audiences of all ages. TYRANNOSAURS – MEET THE FAMILY takes a playful approach to presenting the exhibition elements, while ensuring layered content is available to explore the science behind this most popular dinosaur group.
- What is a Tyrannosaur?
- Meet the Family
- Explore the Family
- T. rex – The Ultimate
- T. rex – Alive!
- Tyrannosaurs – The Legacy
- Real tyrannosaur specimens
- 5 complete tyrannosaur cast skeletons
- 7 tyrannosaur cast skulls
- Augmented reality experience
- Immersive, customizable video projection tunnel
- Interactives and multimedia
- Free mobile app game that challenges users to find and unlock different tyrannosaurs. The
Tyrannosaurs app has had over 3.1 million downloads todate!
TYRANNOSAURS – MEET THE FAMILY was created by the Australian Museum and is available for placement through Evergreen Exhibitions and The Exhibitions Agency from September 2022. (Approx size 600-1000m2)