A replica of Sue, the famous 67-million-year-old Tyrannosaurus rex, will be on display in St. Cloud starting this month, as part of a worldwide tour that includes visits to New Zealand, Kuwait and Hungary.
Sue is the largest, most complete, and best preserved Tyrannosaurus rex skeleton. Archaeologists estimate the dinosaur weighed about seven tons when it was alive.
Fossil hunter Sue Hendrickson discovered the 42-foot-long, 13-foot-high carnivore in 1990 on the Cheyenne River Sioux Reservation in South Dakota.
The original skeleton remains at the Field Museum.
Stearns History Museum officials expect large crowds for the exhibit, and plan to host expanded hours. The replica will be accompanied by interactive and informational displays.