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Three kids find rare juvenile T. Rex fossil now on display at the Denver Museum of Nature & Science

Jun 4, 2024, 9:44 AM

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Three kids find rare juvenile T. Rex fossil now on display at the Denver Museum of Nature & Science

Three North Dakota boys made the extraordinary discovery of a highly rare Tyrannosaurus rex fossil that could change what we know about dinosaurs.

The achievement of the young brothers Liam and Jessin Fisher and their cousin Kaiden Madsen is being immortalized in a documentary narrated by “Jurassic Park” star Sir Sam Neill, known on-screen as Dr. Alan Grant.

Courtesy of Denver Museum of Nature & Science

Courtesy of Denver Museum of Nature & Science

The trio announced their discovery publicly at a Zoom news conference as workers at the Denver Museum of Nature & Science prepare to begin chipping the fossil out of its rock cast at a special exhibit called Discovering Teen Rex. The exhibit’s opening on June 21 will coincide with the debut of the film “T.REX,” about the July 2022 find.

The upcoming film, titled “T. Rex” — set to debut on June 21 — captures the young archaeologists’ unexpected journey, which began as an ordinary hike in the Hell Creek formation of their home state in July 2022.

“By going outside and embracing their passions and the thrill of discovery, these boys have made an incredible dinosaur discovery that advances science and deepens our understanding of the natural world,” said Dr. Lyson. “I’m excited for Museum guests to dig into the “Teen Rex Discovery” experience, which I think will inspire the imagination and wonder, not only our community, but around the world!”

Courtesy of Denver Museum of Nature & Science

Courtesy of Denver Museum of Nature & Science

This remarkable story was captured on film and featured in the new 40-minute documentary “T. REX,” showing on the Museum’s giant-screen Infinity Theater on June 21. With state-of-the-art CGI and cutting-edge paleontological insights, this giant screen movie offers an unprecedented journey into the world of T. rex and its fellow Cretaceous carnivores.

The “Discovering Teen Rex” experience will enhance educational programs at the Museum to inspire the next generation of junior explorers and scientists. This new temporary experience will include a wide array of dinosaur fossils, including Triceratops and Edmontosaurus, and a prep lab.

Advance ticketing is strongly encouraged by the museum and can be purchased here.

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