T. rex LIVE

Saturday, August 12, 2017Sunday, December 30, 2018
The "Tufts-Love" T. rex skull at the Burke Museum

Watch Burke paleontologists reveal more of the "Tufts-Love" T. rex skull each day. Hard rock is carefully removed in larger chunks to protect the fragile bones below them.
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The serrated teeth of the "Tufts-Love" T. rex are revealed by Burke paleontologists.

More and more of the "Tufts-Love" T. rex is revealed each day. Paleontologists have carefully placed clay in a crack in the jaw to prevent it from collecting debris while they continue work on the skull.
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Most recent T. rex skull revealing progress.
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A volunteer uncovers a tooth from the T. rex skull

Paleontology volunteer Jean Primozich carefully exposes a tooth in the T. rex skull.
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A close up of the "Tufts-Love" T. rex teeth showing the serrated edges of the teeth

A close-up of the "Tufts-Love" T. rex teeth recently uncovered by the Burke paleontology team.
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Burke fossil preparator Bruce Crowley and paleontology volunteer Jean Primozich carefully remove rock from the T. rex skull.
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Burke Museum paleontologists carefully lower the "Tufts-Love" T. rex skull into the "Rex Rack," a rotating cage that will allow them to access all sides of the skull.
Photo: Mark Stone/University of Washington

Something BIG is happening at the Burke! In 2016, Burke paleontologists discovered a Tyrannosaurus rex—including a skull, only the 15th ever discovered.

Watch "live" as Burke paleontologists carefully expose the skull of this incredible 66-million-year-old beast, nicknamed the "Tufts-Love" Rex after the two volunteers who discovered it. More and more of the skull will be exposed each week, so come back often to watch the progress!

Membership at the Burke includes unlimited museum visits to see T. rex. Join today!

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