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When you think of the Tyrannosaurus rex, you may think of a huge and ferocious predator. But what was this animal like when it was younger? At Science World you'll be able to see what T. rex may have looked like at different ages, learn how it evolved, and how it roamed the Earth for millions of years.

Want a glimpse into the life and times of the T.rex? Take the exhibition tour!

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A Groundbreaking Discovery

Fun Fact:

Tyrannosaurs—the family of dinosaurs that the T.rex belongs to—lived between about 167 and 66 million years ago!

Barnum Brown, famous fossil hunter and paleontologist from the American Museum of Natural History, spent nearly his entire adult life searching for fossils all over the world. In 1902 he discovered the first partial skeleton of Tyrannosaurus rex in Hell Creek, Montana.

His discovery was just the beginning; since then paleontologists have discovered that T.rex belonged to a family of tyrannosaurs, was likely covered with scales and feathers, and had excellent vision and a bone-crushing bite that made it a fearsome predator.

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Digging Deeper

How do paleontologists study dinosaurs?

How do paleontologists study dinosaurs?

Paleontologists compare fossilized bones and teeth to identify different species, determine an animal's age, what it ate, how it looked, and even how long it lived on Earth!

How do paleontologists study dinosaurs?

Paleontologists examine coprolites (or fossilized feces) to better understand the diet of animals that have long gone extinct. It was through studying coprolites—and seeing tiny chunks of bones eroded by stomach acids—that they learned that T. rex could pulverize and partially digest solid bone and often feasted on other dinosaurs.

How do paleontologists study dinosaurs?

Paleontologists also discover more about dinosaurs through CT scans. By using CT scans to produce virtual 3D models that are replicas of an animal’s brain, they learn about its keen senses. Now, paleontologists know that the T.rex had an unusually large olfactory region for a dinosaur, indicating that it had a very good sense of smell.

How do paleontologists study dinosaurs?

Wanna learn more about the T.rex?

With new discoveries every year, we are learning more and more about the T.rex. Visit us to uncover its untold story!

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Sauring High

Once a T. rex made it past infancy, it grew from a hatchling to a mighty hunter quickly. By age two, a T. rex was already as large as other predatory dinosaurs in its realm and by its teen years was already near adult size, weighing over 10,000 pounds and reaching up to 40 feet in length and 12 feet in height.

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Big Finish

Although the T.rex lived as a powerful predator, it only had a life expectancy of about 28 years. Most baby T.rexes didn't live past infancy; they often died in their first year as a result of disease, accidents, starvation, or being preyed upon. Scotty, the world's biggest T.rex and the oldest known T.rex to date, lived till its early 30s in prehistoric Saskatchewan.

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From Canada, Ty was born in Vancouver, British Columbia in 1993. From his chaotic workspace he draws in several different illustrative styles with thick outlines, bold colours and quirky-child like drawings. Ty distils the world around him into its basic geometry, prompting us to look at the mundane in a different way.

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Artist: Michelle Yong

Michelle is a designer with a focus on creating joyful digital experiences! She enjoys exploring the potential forms that an idea can express itself in and helping then take shape.

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Science Buddies

Artist: Ty Dale

From Canada, Ty was born in Vancouver, British Columbia in 1993. From his chaotic workspace he draws in several different illustrative styles with thick outlines, bold colours and quirky-child like drawings. Ty distils the world around him into its basic geometry, prompting us to look at the mundane in a different way.

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Western Dinosaur

Artist: Ty Dale

From Canada, Ty was born in Vancouver, British Columbia in 1993. From his chaotic workspace he draws in several different illustrative styles with thick outlines, bold colours and quirky-child like drawings. Ty distils the world around him into its basic geometry, prompting us to look at the mundane in a different way.

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Time-Travel T-Rex

Artist: Ty Dale

From Canada, Ty was born in Vancouver, British Columbia in 1993. From his chaotic workspace he draws in several different illustrative styles with thick outlines, bold colours and quirky-child like drawings. Ty distils the world around him into its basic geometry, prompting us to look at the mundane in a different way.