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‘T.rex: The Ultimate Predator’ comes to Peoria

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PEORIA (WEEK) It will look just like Jurassic Park has taken over the Peoria Riverfront Museum.

'T.rex the Ultimate Predator' exhibition is starting its international tour, with its first stop in Peoria.

The exhibit is from the American Museum of Natural History in New York City, and features full-scale feathered models of what the dinosaurs may have looked like millions of years ago.

There will be plenty of interactive features for visitors, including the "roar mixer," that uses selected animal sounds to recreate a t-rex roar.


"The first time in history we've launched a big international blockbuster exhibition in Peoria Illinois. It means the world, because our mission is to inspire the public, and they are going to be inspired by this exhibition," said John Morris, president & CEO, Peoria Riverfront Museum.

“T. rex: The Ultimate Predator” exhibition runs from May 29 through Sept. 6. The cost is $18 for adults, $17 for students and seniors 60+, and $16 for youth 3 to 17; members get in free. Galleries and Dome Planetarium shows are included with admission. Giant Screen Theater experience is extra. The museum welcomes Blue Star Museum families, Museums for All, and public library pass holders.

Amber Krycka

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