ALBUQUERQUE, NM – The New Mexico Museum of Natural History and Science (http://www.nmnaturalhistory.org/) announces the opening of its newest permanent exhibit – T. REX ATTACK! at the Museum at 1801 Mountain Road in Old Town Albuquerque. Visitors to the Museum will be thrilled to find themselves face to face with the gaping maw of the second largest T. rex ever found, in full attack mode, as they round the corner into the Museum Atrium.
Dinosaur Exhibit: Tyrannosaurus Rex
Stan is a Tyrannosaurus rex, one of the largest predatory dinosaurs of all time. He was a powerful, agile, bipedal killing machine. Forty feet long and 12 feet high at the hips, Stan weighed roughly 6 tons and hunted with an acute sense of smell, 3-D vision, and great speed, powered by huge and muscular hind legs.
New Mexico: T. Rex Skeleton
Although a complete T. rex skeleton is yet to be found in New Mexico; fossils of tyrannosaurid dinosaurs—Albertosaurus and Tyrannosaurus rex—have been discovered all over New Mexico from the San Juan Basin to Elephant Butte, Deming and Raton.
“We are delighted to share STAN with visitors to Albuquerque. With fossils being discovered throughout the state, STAN has found an appropriate home at our outstanding New Mexico Museum of Natural History and Science,” said Dale Lockett, President/CEO of the Albuquerque Convention & Visitors Bureau.
New Mexico Museum of Natural History and Science
T. REX ATTACK! is on permanent display in the Museum’s atrium and is free with regular Museum admission. The New Mexico Museum of Natural History and Science is located at 1801 Mountain Road NW in Old Town Albuquerque and is open daily from 9-5 except non-holiday Mondays in September. Museum admission is $7 for adults, $6 for seniors and $ 4 for children ages 3-12. T. REX ATTACK! is made possible by the generosity of the 2006 New Mexico State Legislature, the NMMNHS Volunteer Association, the NMMNH Foundation and numerous private donors.
Come say “hello” to Stan the most ferocious hunter that ever lived!