Get transported to the Cretaceous forest alongside SUE the T.rex! Opens May 22

Step into the world of SUE: The T. rex Experience, beginning May 22, 2021!

This interactive, engaging, and hands-on exhibition features an exact replica of SUE’s skeleton measuring 40 feet long and 13 feet tall at the hip. The skeleton faces off against a full-scale replica of a Triceratops, one of T. rex’s natural enemies!

Explore the sights, sounds, and smells of SUE's world in high-tech simulations, while a unique multimedia show transports you to the Cretaceous forest alongside SUE.

SUE is named after the paleontologist who discovered the Tyrannosaurus rex, Sue Hendrickson. She uncovered the dinosaur in 1990 during a commercial excavation trip north of Faith, South Dakota. Scientists are still learning new things about the T. rex, due in large part to SUE’s incredibly well-preserved bones.

This exhibition is available for an additional fee when you purchase general admission. Get tickets now!

SUE: The T. rex Experience was organized by the Field Museum and is part of the Griffin Dinosaur Experience, made possible by the generous support of the Kenneth C. Griffin Charitable Fund.

Visitor info

Location: 4th Floor

Dates: May 22, 2021 – Jan. 9, 2022

Available as an add-on to your general admission ticket

Tell your friends!


  • At sensory stations, you can smell prehistoric plants and even scientists’ best guess of how SUE’s breath might have smelled!
  • Feel the texture of dinosaur skin, and hear the low rumble of a T. rex
  • Experience a multimedia light show illuminating details of SUE’s skeleton, touchable bronze casts of some of SUE’s bones, and more

You may also enjoy…

Infinity Climber

One of LSC's most popular adventures is open again!

Our Hudson Home

Learn about the vast river just outside our doors, and the creatures who live in it

Wild About Animals

Meet fascinating creatures that use their natural adaptations to survive in the wild