This exhibition brings the latest tyrannosaur discoveries to life, overturning our preconceptions about these ferocious predators. While the most famous is the mighty
T. rex, tyrannosaurs came in all shapes and sizes and from all over the globe, and their history goes back over 100 million years. New tyrannosaurs like the crested Guanlong from China will change and challenge our understanding of the evolution of these iconic, well-loved dinosaurs.
Rick Ellis, Chief Executive, Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa
Discover how palaeontologists use 'clues' in the fossil bones to reveal dinosaur lifestyles.
Numerous interactives and multimedia experiences designed for all ages to entertain and inform.
Get up close to one of the many tyrannosaurs with our models, real fossils and casts.
Tyrannosaurs rendezvous for a family reunion in a fun, immersive video projection (which can feature your city) with animations based on the latest scientific research.
Cast of Scotty – one of the world’s most complete T. rex specimens measuring 4.6m x 11m - comes to life with animated shadow projections.
Explore the key features that define a tyrannosaur from other dinosaur groups.
A spotlight on the tyrannosaur familes (yes, there was more than one!) using the latest research to reveal how tyrannosaurs looked, lived, fought and fed.
T. rex evolved as the top tyrannosaur - learn what make it one of the most formidable predators that ever lived.
Get up close and personal with T. rex and a host of other tyrannosaurs in this cutting edge augmented reality interactive experience. How does it feel to stand alongside these amazing predators?
Tyrannosaurs thrived for 100 million years and were some of the largest and most successful predators ever. Despite their final demise during one of Earth's biggest mass extinction events, tyrannosaurs live on - in our imagination, our culture and in their bird cousins in our backyards.