T-Rex and Brachiosaurus at Berlin's Natural History Museum


T-Rex and Brachiosaurus at Berlin's Natural History Museum

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Skelett des Tyrannosaurus rex Tristan Otto im Ausstelllungssaal des Museum für Naturkunde Berlin – © Carola Radke; Museum für Naturkunde Berlin
Museum für Naturkunde – © Carola Radke
– © Museum für Naturkunde
Aus 3D-Daten zusammengestelltes Skelett von T-Rex TRISTAN – © Heinrich Mallison, MfN

Spectacular dinosaur find! TRISTAN OTTO, one of the world’s best preserved specimens of Tyrannosaurus rex, moved to Berlin in December 2015 when the 12 metre long original skeleton will make its public début at Berlin’s Natural History Museum. With this exhibit, Berlin’s Natural History is setting a new milestone as home to the only original T.rex skeleton in all of Europe. At the same time, a research team from the dig site will provide continuous updates on its findings for integration into the display.

The 70 million year-old skeleton of a Tyrannosaurus rex,

    • the largest known carnivorous Tyrannosaurus,
      • was found in the US state of Montana in 2012
        • and is now considered by international experts to be the world’s best-preserved example of a T-Rex.

        The TRISTAN Exhibition

        TRISTAN made its début in December 2015 at Berlin’s Natural History Museum and is expected to remain on display for at least three years. During the exhibition, the scientists want to gain more insight about the predators. What diseases did TRISTAN have and what does that say about today’s medical conditions? High-resolution CT scans of the animal’s skull will help deliver answers.

        The scientists are also exploring TRISTAN’s personal story, such as how old he was, what diseases and injuries he had during his lifetime, and what he died of. To this end, the museum is sending a team of researchers to Montana to make further excavations at the site where TRISTAN was found and collect information on the environment during the giant carnivore’s lifetime. “TRISTAN is one-of-a-kind and a unique opportunity for the city of Berlin, for Germany, and global science”, says museum director Dr Johannes Vogel.

        Dinosaurs at the Natural History Museum

        In a world that has never been hit by a meteor, the dinosaurs have not died. That is the basic idea of the Disney / Pixar film "Arlo & Spot" (2015), in which the good-natured Apatosaurus Arlo becomes a friend of the prehistoric boy Spot. In reality, dinosaurs are not to be found in Berlin's streets, but at the Natural History Museum.

        Besides TRISTAN, Berlin’s Natural History Museum is also home to the world’s largest, fully assembled Brachiosaurus brancai skeleton. The museum’s dinosaur exhibition sheds light on what the world looked like 150 million years ago. Berlin’s Natural History Museum enjoys a global reputation for its exhibitions and was recently named by CNN as the world’s most important dinosaur museum.

        Berlin’s Natural History Museum also offers themed tours and a family programme geared to various age groups.

        Ten languages on museum's audioguide for free.

        Tickets: 8,00 €, reduced 5,00 €

To Event Calendar Museum für Naturkunde from 12/17/2015 to 12/12/2018


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