Dinosaurs Return to Iowa This Winter
Extinction isn't stopping this beast from making a visit to its old Iowa stomping grounds.
If you're wondering if dinosaurs ever roamed the vast lands of Iowa the answer is "Yes, without a doubt!", according to the Iowa Geological Survey at the University of Iowa. The site states that although actual evidence of dinosaurs in Iowa is limited to a few fossils, there have been dinosaur fossils found in surrounding states such as Missouri, Nebraska, Minnesota, and South Dakota. No state lines would've stopped these beasts from making themselves at home in Iowa. And even though dinosaurs are now extinct, there are still ways to see them.
You'll be able to see a Tyrannosaurus Rex up close (lucky for you it's in fossil form). That's because "SUE: The T. rex Experience" is coming to the Science Center of Iowa. According to the science center's website, SUE is the "most complete Tyrannosaurus rex specimen ever discovered." At the exhibit you'll learn how SUE was unearthed and how scientists continue to make discoveries about SUE.
You'll really feel like you're in the Jurassic era because this exhibit will overwhelm all of your senses. A unique multimedia show will transport you to SUE's world. You can take a whiff of putrid dinosaur breath, "watch SUE tromp through the Late Cretaceous forest, feel the texture of dinosaur skin, and hear the subsonic rumble of a T. rex." Not to mention you'll see "two full-scale casts of SUE and T. rex’s nemesis, Triceratops." Are all of you Ross Gellar's freaking out yet?
You can reserve your ticket to see SUE HERE.