Forget ghosts and ghouls. This year, October brings a massive, ancient, monster to Rochester. On Saturday, October 6, the Rochester Museum & Science Center (657 East Ave.) will open "A T. Rex Named Sue," a new exhibit on the largest, most complete, and best-preserved T. Rex ever unearthed. The beast is so massive that ceiling tiles had to be removed in order to fit the massive cast skeletal structure within the museum.
The queen of the lizard kings is named for Sue Hendrickson, who discovered the dinosaur near Faith, South Dakota, in 1990. In addition to the 42-foot-long replica (with a 5-foot skull that rotates and growls), the hands-on, multisensory exhibit includes information on the Mesozoic era and how Sue lived; an apparatus that demonstrates for visitors how the dino could and couldn't move her forelimbs; a video about how Sue changed over time; and select "Dino Days" programming designed for younger audiences.
The exhibit will remain on view through January 6, 2013. Admission to RMSC is $13, $12 for seniors and college students with ID, $11 for ages 3-18, and free for RMSC members and children under 3. For more information, call 271-4320, or visit rmsc.org.