Berlin’s Naturkundemuseum (Museum of Natural History) is known as the home of the world’s largest assembled dinosaur skeleton (a Brachiosaurus brancai) and the original fossil of the Archaeopteryx, ancestor of today’s birds. Now one spectacular find will be on display at the museum for the next several years: a newly discovered Tyrannosaurus rex.
In a world that has never been hit by a meteor, the dinosaurs are not died. That is the basic idea of the Disney / Pixar film “Arlo & Spot” (2015), in which the good-natured Apatosaurus Arlo becomes a friend of the prehistoric boy Spot. In reality, dinosaurs are not to be found in Berlin’s streets, but at the Natural History Museum.
Tristan Otto, Berlin’s new Tyrannosaurus rex
With a skeleton extending 12 metres (almost 40 feet), Tyrannosaurus rex Tristan Otto, nicknamed Tristan, will be making his home at the Museum of Natural History from 17 December 2015 for at least three years. The super dino was discovered in the US state of Montana in 2013 and is considered a sensational find by experts in the field. The skull of the deep black skeleton alone has intrigued the experts and the public alike: up to 98% of the volume with the brain capsule have been preserved and hardly deformed. The presentation of the T rex skeleton will be accompanied by a research team from the Leibniz Association, the results of whose continuing research into the amazing find will be added to the display as they make them.
Entrance: 6 euros, reduced 3,50 euros
Museum für Naturkunde from 12/17/2015 to 12/12/2018