T. rex LIVE

Saturday, August 12, 2017Saturday, June 30, 2018

Testing, Testing 1-2-3 exhibit gallery

Most recent T. rex skull revealing progress.
Photo: Burke Museum

A volunteer uncovers a tooth from the T. rex skull

Paleontology volunteer Jean Primozich carefully exposes a tooth in the T. rex skull.
Photo: Burke Museum

The "Tufts-Love" T. rex skull

More and more of the "Tufts-Love" T. rex skull is revealed each day.
Photo: Burke Museum

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.
Photo: Burke Museum

Burke fossil preparator Bruce Crowley and paleontology volunteer Jean Primozich carefully remove rock from the T. rex skull.
Photo: Burke Museum

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

The T. rex skull arriving at the Burke Museum in August 2016.
Photo: Burke Museum

Something BIG is happening at the Burke! Last summer, Burke paleontologists discovered a Tyrannosaurus rex—including a 3,000-lb skull, only the 15th ever discovered. The skull came to the Burke wrapped in plaster to protect it, but now it's time for the big reveal. 

Watch the process "live" in our new Testing, Testing 1-2-3 exhibit, as Burke paleontologists carefully expose the skull of this incredible, 66-million-year-old beast. 

More and more of the skull will be exposed as Burke paleontologists work, so come back often to watch the progress!

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

Closure Note

Testing, Testing 1-2-3: Work in Progress will be closed January 8 – February 1, 2018 to refresh the gallery and will reopen to the public of Friday, February 2. During this time, views of the T. rex specimen prep will be limited to one window.

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