Full-sized T. rex star of new Dinosaur Journey exhibit

The new robotic T-rex at Dinosaur Journey in Fruita.



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The new robotic T-rex at Dinosaur Journey in Fruita.

A full-sized robotic simulation of the king of the Cretaceous period, Tyrannosaurus rex, has taken up summer residence at Dinosaur Journey, 550 Jurassic Court, in Fruita.

The robotic T. rex measures nearly 50 feet from its menacing jaw to the tip of its tail and 18 feet high and was created by Wonderworks Exhibits Co. in Abilene, Texas.

It is the star of “The Summer of Tyrannosaurus rex” exhibit that will open Saturday, May 28, and continue through Labor Day at Dinosaur Journey. Along with the towering carnivore, there will be a robotic juvenile Tyrannosaurs rex, fossilized T. rex leg and hip bones, teeth and claws. A full-size T. rex head will display the dinosaur’s skull bone and muscle structure.

Look for special events related to this exhibit during Dinosaur Days, July 29–30.

Dinosaur Journey, which is under the umbrella of the Museum of Western Colorado, is open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. every day.

Admission is $8.50 for adults, $6.50 for seniors, $5.25 for children, $24.50 for immediate family groups and free to museum members.

Go to http://www.museumofwesternco.com/exhibits/t-rex/ or call 858-7282 for information.



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