BOISE, Idaho — T. rex is coming to Boise in 2019.
The Discovery Center of Idaho announced that it is partnering with Chevron to bring a brand new, long-term Tyrannosaurus rex exhibit to Boise.
Chevron has donated $75,000 to help with the costs to build and install the 1,000 square-foot exhibition, which will feature a two-thirds scale juvenile cast T. rex skeleton called 'Tinker' and include hands-on STEM-based exhibits.
"Everybody loves dinosaurs, and T. rex is the biggest star of them all. With generous support from Chevron, this engaging, hands-on exhibition will set a new standard at the Center in terms of content, design, interactivity and Wow! I can't wait for the unveiling!" said Eric Miller, Executive Director at Discovery Center of Idaho.
The exhibition's individual hands-on exhibits will be designed and built by the Discovery Center's Exhibits Team in the Micron Innovation Lab located within the Center. Construction of the interactive exhibits will be underway within the next few months. The T. rex exhibition will become part of the Discovery Center of Idaho's permanent collection.
Tinker is the most complete skeleton of a juvenile T. rex, providing a great opportunity to study the build and athletic prowess of a young T. rex. The Discovery Center's Education Department will also develop Teacher Resource Packets specifically for the exhibition. The packets will be distributed to all teachers participating in a field trip to the Discovery Center.
Around 11,000 students come to the Discovery Center on field trips every year.
The T. rex exhibition will open at the Discovery Center of Idaho in December 2019.