Stalking in the imagination of every child is the great Tyrannosaurus rex, the tyrant lizard king of dinosaurs. On March 11, 2023, this culturally omnipresent dino will come to life at ROM (Royal Ontario Museum) in Toronto in T. rex: The Ultimate Predator presented by Desjardins. Visitors will feast on this spectacular new exhibition from the American Museum of Natural History that features more than 40 models and casts, many full-sized and towering over guests.
“With its dynamic blend of fossil skeletons, life-like models, and digital experiences, T. rex rekindles a childlike awe for a ferocious hunter that has long loomed large in the public consciousness,” says Josh Basseches, ROM Director & CEO.
For guests of all ages, T. rex is an adventure of imagination and exploration. Captivating young minds, filled with ideas of what it would be like to have lived with the dinosaurs, and guiding through the epic journeys of evolution and scientific discovery, this exhibition will thrill and engage all who dare enter.
“World-class attractions like the ROM contribute so much to our province’s rich cultural sector and play an important role in Ontario’s tourism industry,” says Neil Lumsden, Minister of Tourism, Culture and Sport. “T. rex: The Ultimate Predator exhibition is sure to be a huge hit among families over March break and will continue to draw local and international visitors to Ontario throughout the spring and summer.”
“Desjardins is proud to present the T. rex exhibition and to give visitors the opportunity to be immersed into the world of the infamous predator through an engaging and educational experience,” says Marilyn Horrick, Senior Vice President of Ontario Markets, Desjardins Group.”
Just how did T. rex get so big, so bad and so famous? This exhibition will answer those questions and other fascinating queries about the tyrannosaur family through impressive displays including large-scale video projections, an exhilarating virtual reality experience, and plenty of hands-on activities for kids to engage with.
T. rex: The Ultimate Predator will be on display at ROM from March 11 to Sept. 4, 2023, in ROM’s Special Exhibition Gallery, Level 1. Tickets go on sale Jan. 17, 2023. This exhibition is organized by the American Museum of Natural History, New York.