If you wanted to visit SUE the T. Rex, typically you'd have to make the drive down to Chicago, Illinois, and visit The Field Museum. A whole 220 miles from Lansing. Now, you only have to make the drive to Bloomfield Hills, Michigan (which is only about 78 miles away and two whole fewer hours).

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Thanks to the Field Museum, you'll be able to see and experience a "fully articulated SUE cast with added gastralia ("belly ribs")" right here in Michigan at Cranbrook Institute of Science Michigan's Museum of Natural History.

Visit SUE the T. rex in Michigan

Keep in mind that SUE's skeleton lives at the Field Museum in Chicago, but this replica in Michigan is traveling around so that many more people can experience how much larger than life it truly is. Not only will you get to observe the world's most complete t. rex skeleton, but you'll get to experience what it was like during that time as well.

SUE: The T. rex Experience at Cranbrook Institute of Science has "an immersive, multi-sensory experience" that allows you to touch, smell, hear, and see the Hell Creek Formation, "one of the most well-documented ecosystems from the age of dinosaurs."

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Kristen Matthews TSM Lansing

If you have little ones who adore dinosaurs, if you're a big kid at heart, or if you and the family just love to learn and experience new things, this could be just the experience to enjoy.

I had the chance to see SUE's skull during a visit I made to Chicago, and it was one of the coolest experiences ever. Check out the picture below.

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Kristen Matthews TSM Lansing

SUE: The T. rex Experience

If this has piqued your interest, SUE's replica will be on display in Bloomfield Hills until April 30th, 2023. Tickets are very moderately priced as well. Children 2 and under are free; kids 2 - 12 and seniors and $8; and adults are $10. Get more info HERE.

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