April, 2022

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2022Fri15Apr10:00 am5:00 pmFeaturedPETER THE T. REX IS KING Get up close to one of the rarest, most complete, real T. rex skeletons in the world. FRI 15 APR - SUN 4 SEP10:00 am - 5:00 pm Auckland Museum, Auckland Domain, Parnell, Auckland 1010Type:Exhibition,Free,Museums and Galleries,School Holidays,Science & TechWhere:Central AucklandAges:All Ages

Peter the T Rex at Auckland Museum

Event Details

Feel the ground shake? The greatest predator that ever lived is heading straight for Auckland Museum for the April school holidays!

Get up close to one of the rarest, most complete T. rex skeletons in the world as it goes on display for the first time ever at Auckland Museum.

A T. rex skeleton is an incredibly rare sight in New Zealand and one containing real bones is even rarer, as most of the examples in museums are replicas. But what makes this example ultra rare is its stunning black colour, caused by mineral deposits on the bones.

Measuring 12m in length and nearly 4m high, the skeleton, named ‘Peter’, is an awesome sight, posed in what would have been the T. rex’s hunting position.

ON DISPLAY FRIDAY 15 APRIL – SUNDAY 4 SEPTEMBER

Price

FREE with museum entry.  

Organiser

Auckland MuseumAuckland War Memorial Museum tells the story of New Zealand, its place in the Pacific and its people and is a war memorial for the Auckland province.Ph: 09-309 0443 Auckland Domain, Parnell, Auckland 1021, New Zealand

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