Boise, ID, January 08, 2017 --(PR.com
)-- The Discovery Center of Idaho is pleased to announce that the world’s largest T.rex will arrive in Boise this month. A T.rex Named Sue is a traveling exhibition reproduced from the original fossils found in 1990 in the Black Hills of South Dakota. This impressive replica is composed of over 250 highly detailed cast fossils and will be at the Center from Saturday, January 21st, 2017 to Sunday, May 7th, 2017.
Sue will be causing quite the earth-shattering effect, as Gallery II will be closed Monday, January 9th through Sunday, January 15th to remove part of the Center’s lighting grid to accommodate her 13-foot tall and 41-foot long skeletal structure. The entire Center will be closed Monday, January 16th to Friday, January 20th. Sue arrives in three large freight trucks and will be re-assembled over the course of the week. In addition to the closures, the Discovery Center also installed larger doors to ensure that Sue will be able to make her grand entrance without any bone-aches.
The Center is excited to be gearing up for this Sue-per exhibition. Ashten Goodenough, our Visitor Services & Events Manager, had this to say, “The Discovery Center is so thrilled to be hosting the largest T.rex in the world and for all the events and programming while she’s here. The Center has an Adult Night planned for January 27th where everyone can have a Brew with Sue, can host birthday parties with Sue, the store has stellar dinosaur swag, and of course, there’s tons to learn about dinosaurs, archaeology, and more… It's pretty much the most fun place to be these next few months!”
Press, Members, Partners, and Donors VIP Party
As a member of the Discovery Center of Idaho, VIPs can get an exclusive first look at Sue the night before the exhibition opens to the general public. This VIP evening will be on January 20th from 5pm to 8pm. All members, press, donors, and supporting partners of the Center are welcome to join them for free. For an exclusive first look at Sue become a member today by visiting www.dcidaho.org/membership or by visiting the front desk at the Center.
As always, admission is free to members of the Discovery Center of Idaho and children under the age of 2. Admission will be discounted during her installment and partial facility closure at $7. Admission prices during the Sue exhibition are as follows: children 2-17 are $12, adults 18 and older are $16 and veterans and active military are $15. Sunday admission prices are $3 off the daily admission price.
Bringing Sue to Boise would not have been possible without support from McDonalds. A special thank you to the Field Museum of Chicago for helping us make this exhibition a reality on such a short notice and on a minimal budget. KBOI 2 is their exclusive media partner. They have generously supported the Center by getting the word out about Sue. Lamar Advertising has also made substantial contributions to our advertising efforts. And last, but certainly not least, a big thank you to the community, for the generous contributions and ongoing support.
Discovery Center of Idaho
The Discovery Center of Idaho is a non-profit 501(c)3 organization. The Center is an interactive science center featuring exhibits and educational programs that offer authentic, sensory experiences making science, engineering, math and technology tangible for people of all ages and from all walks of life.
Discovery Center of Idaho
131 Myrtle St.
Boise, ID 83702