New Mexico Museum of Natural History and Science

 

Take a Tyrannosaur Tour!

Click on a number below to learn about the tyrannosaurs on display at the New Mexico Museum of Natural History and Science.

Download a PDF of the tour to print and bring with you on your next trip to the Museum.

 


 

1. ALBERTA

Thumbnail image of Alberta the Albertosaurus Entrance Plaza
Begin at the life-sized bronze statue of Albertosaurus in front of the Museum.

Alberta, sculpted by David Thomas with assistance from Catherine Larkin. Click to view the full image in a new window.

2. T. REX ATTACK!

Thumbnail image of T. rex Attack! Atrium
The Museum's newest exhibit presents Tyrannosaurus rex in full attack mode.

Detail of the new T. rex skeleton in the Museum's Atrium
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3. JUVENILE DASPLETOSAURUS

Thumbnail image of a Tyrannosaurus rex jaw from Elephant Butte New Mexico's Seacoast (2nd floor)
This rare partial skeleton of a young tyrannosaur was found in northwest New Mexico.

Juvenile Daspletosaurus
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4. “THE BISTI BEAST”

Thumbnail image of the Bisti Beast New Mexico's Seacoast (Dinosaurs as Living Animals)
This skull, from the Bisti Badlands, was a New Mexican relative of Tyrannosaurus rex.

The skull and jaw of “The Bisti Beast”
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5. ELEPHANT BUTTE T. REX

Thumbnail image of a T. rex jaw from Elephant Butte New Mexico's Seacoast (K/T Extinction)
Just before entering the Extinction Room, look for this jaw from Elephant Butte Reservoir.

The partial jaw of T. rex from Elephant Butte.
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6. REX EXTINCTION

Thumbnail image of the Karen Carr K-T Extinction Mural New Mexico's Seacoast (Extinction Room)
Find a cast of a T. rex skull and experience the very bad day that ended the Age of Dinosaurs.

Detail of the K/T Extinction Mural created by Karen Carr.
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7. “BISTI BEAST” VIDEO

Thumbnail image of the Bisti Beast Video New Mexico's Seacoast (1st floor)
Learn how Museum paleontologists collected and prepared this New Mexico tyrannosaur.

Dr. Tom Williamson collecting the Bisti Beast
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8. T. REX TRACK

Thumbnail image of the Bisti Beast New Mexico's Seacoast (Coal Mine)
Look for a cast of a T. rex footprint from Raton, New Mexico in the ceiling of the Coal Mine.

Tyrannosauripus track
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9. DINING WITH REX

Thumbnail image of the Bisti Beast The M Café
Take a seat at this exhibit table and discover how many hamburgers it would take to feed a hungry T. rex.

Detail of the Dining with Rex table in the M Café
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