SUE the T. rex

SUE the T. rex My name is SUE, and I'm the largest, most complete, and best preserved T. rex fossil yet discovered. I can be found at The Field Museum in Chicago.
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Facebook is a dead platform. Follow me and my sassy, carnivorous hot takes on Twitter.
10/17/2019
SUE the TRex 🦖 Specimen FMNH PR 2081 (@SUEtheTrex) | Twitter

Facebook is a dead platform. Follow me and my sassy, carnivorous hot takes on Twitter.

The latest Tweets from SUE the TRex 🦖 Specimen FMNH PR 2081 (@SUEtheTrex). Legendary Fossil. Apex Predator. National Treasure. LARGE M U R D E R B I R D. they/them. Chicago, IL

Happy Diwali, everyone!Who doesn't love a festival of lights?
10/19/2017

Happy Diwali, everyone!

Who doesn't love a festival of lights?

09/22/2017

I can’t believe they let me have this feed either.

“Hey, SUE. Can I borrow your phone for a second?”“Um, let me delete a few things...”
09/22/2017

“Hey, SUE. Can I borrow your phone for a second?”

“Um, let me delete a few things...”

Gonna be one of “those” mornings/days/weeks/years/geological epochs
09/20/2017

Gonna be one of “those” mornings/days/weeks/years/geological epochs

When it's Monday and you need a weekend to recover from your weekend and also you're not a dinosaur, but rather a "mamma...
09/18/2017

When it's Monday and you need a weekend to recover from your weekend and also you're not a dinosaur, but rather a "mammal-like reptile" in the synapsid family.

"They said I could be anything I want, so I became a venomous umbrella..."
09/18/2017

"They said I could be anything I want, so I became a venomous umbrella..."

You've heard of "Elf on the Shelf."Now prepare yourself for...
09/17/2017

You've heard of "Elf on the Shelf."

Now prepare yourself for...

It's Friday. Leave work early. Get lost in a museum.
09/15/2017

It's Friday.

Leave work early.

Get lost in a museum.

Good morning to everyone but Cera from "A Land Before Time."
09/15/2017

Good morning to everyone but Cera from "A Land Before Time."

👏 DON'T 👏 CLAIM 👏 TO 👏 LIKE 👏PALEONTOLOGY 👏 UNLESS 👏 YOU 👏 CAN 👏 IDENTIFY 👏 WHAT 👏DINOSAUR 👏 THIS 👏 IS 👏
09/14/2017

👏 DON'T 👏 CLAIM 👏 TO 👏 LIKE 👏PALEONTOLOGY 👏 UNLESS 👏 YOU 👏 CAN 👏 IDENTIFY 👏 WHAT 👏DINOSAUR 👏 THIS 👏 IS 👏

"You guys wanna go see a dead body?"
09/13/2017

"You guys wanna go see a dead body?"

The best part of this morning's press release was a special appearance by moi.
08/30/2017

The best part of this morning's press release was a special appearance by moi.

Tuesday, March 14th come on out to Music Box Theatre for a night breaking down the scientifically accurate* movie of all...
03/13/2017
Cinema Science: Sharknado

Tuesday, March 14th come on out to Music Box Theatre for a night breaking down the scientifically accurate* movie of all time...

*- Claim may actually not be true.

Join shark expert and Field Museum scientist Kevin Feldheim for a screening of Sharknado at The Music Box Theatre!

Pour yourself some Mountain Dew, heat up some pizza rolls, and put on your favorite album of Rush: It's time to play Dun...
03/10/2017
A T-Rex Is Running a Dungeons & Dragons Game on Twitter, and It's Even More Epic Than It Sounds

Pour yourself some Mountain Dew, heat up some pizza rolls, and put on your favorite album of Rush: It's time to play Dungeons and Dragons with a dinosaur...

Sometimes, the world can feel like a scary and confusing place. There are forces beyond our control. We feel helpless and small. Then, a Tyrannosaurus Rex plays Dungeons & Dragons, and suddenly, the world makes sense again.

02/17/2017
Field Museum

Field Museum

Did you know that octopuses have three hearts? Or that more time has passed between T. rex and Stegosaurus than T. rex and humans? Here at The Field Museum, scientists are constantly striving to make new discoveries and gain a better understanding of life, nature, and the world around us.

As part of the #DayOfFacts, we asked some of our science communicators and experts to take us through Evolving Planet to highlight several of the many facts that can be found in the exhibition (and the Museum). We’re always doing research and learning more, and we invite you to be curious and explore the facts alongside us.

#FlyTheW
11/03/2016

#FlyTheW

08/12/2016
Field Museum

Field Museum

It's SUE the T. rex's 26th Unearth Day! Several of her friends stopped by earlier this morning to share their excitement on her BIG day. You can celebrate with SUE by sharing your Unearth Day (birthday) wishes with her throughout the day online or at the Museum. #UnearthDay

See how well you know SUE, with some essential facts here: http://field.mu/VJ8E303b9q2

PumpFlix
08/09/2016

PumpFlix

Who else agrees with a "T-rex Name Sue"? :)
#dinosaur #trex #suethetrex #trexontour #atrexnamedsue at Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History.

#sbnature #ChadtheWhale #fossilfriday #nightatthemuseum #dinosaurs #805 #dinobones #butterfliesalive #funforall #Pumpflix #SantaBarbara

Oh, hello there friends. Are you or someone else you know under the constant threat of velociraptors? April is Velocirap...
04/18/2016
American Society for Velociraptor Attack Prevention

Oh, hello there friends. Are you or someone else you know under the constant threat of velociraptors?

April is Velociraptor Awareness Month. Please share for this very important, and surely not made up at all, danger.

April is National Velociraptor Awareness Month! The American Society for Velociraptor Attack Prevention, along with the North American Velociraptor Defense Association and the United Velociraptor Widows Fund, will be providing free velociraptor safety seminars at local Red Cross centers across the n…

02/22/2016
The Big Year

Tomorrow night at Music Box Theatre, another edition of Field Museum's "Cinema Science!"

This month: Steve Martin! Jack Black! Ornithology! The good Wilson Brother!

We are thrilled to announce that the Music Box Theatre has a newly-created Membership program! That’s right! You can now be a Member of the Music Box Theatre! Becoming a Music Box Member is a great way to support all of the quality programming we offer throughout the year and receive exclusive disco…

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01/11/2016

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Timeline Photos
12/23/2015

Timeline Photos

A lot of folks participating in our "Adopt a Dino" program this month. Looks like someone is going to unwrap the present...
12/04/2015
Adopt a Dino

A lot of folks participating in our "Adopt a Dino" program this month. Looks like someone is going to unwrap the present of science for the holidays.

Bring home your very own T. rex or Brachiosaurus as a special reminder of your visit. Your Adopt a Dino purchase directly supports the Museum.

"Hey, brachiosaurus... How's the weather outside?""WHAT'S THAT?!? I CAN'T HEAR YOU OVER THE SOUND OF ME BEING INCREDIBLY...
12/01/2015

"Hey, brachiosaurus... How's the weather outside?"

"WHAT'S THAT?!? I CAN'T HEAR YOU OVER THE SOUND OF ME BEING INCREDIBLY FABULOUS RIGHT NOW!!!"

Folk, I regret to inform you that I *may* have devoured Santa. I mean this with all sincerity when I say, "My bad."
11/29/2015

Folk, I regret to inform you that I *may* have devoured Santa. I mean this with all sincerity when I say, "My bad."

Your turkey has a fercula ("wishbone"), just like I do! Except if you try to pull mine apart, MANY ALARMS go off. Please...
11/26/2015

Your turkey has a fercula ("wishbone"), just like I do!

Except if you try to pull mine apart, MANY ALARMS go off. Please do not pull on my fercula. I am fragile and a national treasure.

Just a reminder that The Field Museum is open today because learning is fun and the Lions game is sure to be terrible.
11/26/2015

Just a reminder that The Field Museum is open today because learning is fun and the Lions game is sure to be terrible.

You can watch the livestream of the Leonid meteor shower if you want. Me? I'm good. (Hides under pillow fort, holding st...
11/18/2015
Leonid meteor shower 2015: Watch it live, right here

You can watch the livestream of the Leonid meteor shower if you want.

Me? I'm good. (Hides under pillow fort, holding stuffed brachiosaur)

  The annual Leonid meteor shower is expected to peak late Tuesday and early Wednesday, and you can watch it live, right here. Beginning at 5 p.m.,  astronomy website Slooh.com will provide a live feed of the night sky from telescopes in five countries on four continents.…

Tomorrow is #FieldGivingDay, an opportunity to help support The Field Museum's scientific mission and deliver on our edu...
10/28/2015
Giving Day

Tomorrow is #FieldGivingDay, an opportunity to help support The Field Museum's scientific mission and deliver on our education initiatives.

Join us for our first annual Giving Day on Wednesday, October 28, 2015. Visit givetofieldmuseum.razoo.com to donate today! About Giving Day

I know it's cold comfort, folks. But as a 67 million year old, 108 years just *flies* by.#GoCubsGo
10/22/2015

I know it's cold comfort, folks. But as a 67 million year old, 108 years just *flies* by.

#GoCubsGo

How was your night? Because mine was "Out-STANLEY-ding!"
10/15/2015

How was your night? Because mine was "Out-STANLEY-ding!"

Important Status Update... #FlyTheW
10/14/2015

Important Status Update... #FlyTheW

Just a quick heads up: Lord Stanley's Cup and I are going to be hanging out tomorrow. You should swing by...
10/13/2015
The Stanley Cup at The Field Museum

Just a quick heads up: Lord Stanley's Cup and I are going to be hanging out tomorrow. You should swing by...

The Stanley Cup is coming back to The Field Museum, and you’re invited! On Wednesday, October 14, from 7-10pm, have your picture taken with the Cup, say hi to Tommy Hawk, and enjoy an evening at the Museum. Our thanks to Field Museum Trustee and Blackhawks Chairman Rocky Wirtz for this incredible op…

Game One between the Cubs and the St. Louis Cardinals isn't even over and the Twitter rivalry between myself and the St....
10/10/2015
Saint Louis Science Center engages in Cards-Cubs Twitter beef with Chicago’s Field Museum

Game One between the Cubs and the St. Louis Cardinals isn't even over and the Twitter rivalry between myself and the St.Louis Science Center T. rex is heating up.

ST. LOUIS (KTVI) – The St. Louis Cardinals and Chicago Cubs often feel like they’ve been rivals as long as stars have filled the night sky or since dinosaurs roamed the Earth. As we head into the N...

Important Status Update...
10/09/2015

Important Status Update...

Science is about understanding our world a little better. Solving mysteries. Shining light into darker corners to see wh...
10/07/2015
Bill Stanley, 58, of Field Museum dies in Ethiopia

Science is about understanding our world a little better. Solving mysteries. Shining light into darker corners to see what is there.

Bill Stanley not only did all that, but he helped share his passion for understanding with everyone around him as well. He was a scientist, an educator, a collegue, and a friend. We miss him already.

When he'd hear "roars of laughter coming from downstairs or around the corner," Larry Heaney said, he knew that his colleague, leading Field Museum scientist Bill Stanley, was giving one of his renowned tours of the museum's mammals collection.

Hey, thanks for all your warm Unearthing Day wishes! These have been a crazy 25 years.
08/13/2015

Hey, thanks for all your warm Unearthing Day wishes! These have been a crazy 25 years.

08/12/2015
Dinosaur 13

Today is the 25th anniversary of my discovery!

Let's all watch Dinosaur 13 and then visit me. We'll have much to discuss...

When renowned paleontologist Peter Larson and his team from the Black Hills Institute made the world's greatest dinosaur discovery in 1990, they knew it was ...

Next Cinema Science event at the Music Box Theatre features "Arachnaphobia!" Are you excited? I AM VERY EXCITE!
07/10/2015
Arachnophobia at the Music Box Theatre

Next Cinema Science event at the Music Box Theatre features "Arachnaphobia!"

Are you excited? I AM VERY EXCITE!

This event takes place off-site at the Music Box Theatre located at 3733 N. Southport Ave. in Chicago. Join The Field Museum at the Music Box Theatre for a special film screening that will dive into the science behind the movie "Arachnophobia." Music Box Theatre will be joined by Crystal Maier, the…

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