T. rex skeleton moving to Smithsonian, won't be on display for five years

By Raquel Luster,

Dinosaurs have been extinct for millions of years, but Dino fans and paleontologists are continually fascinated by the discovery of a new skeleton. One of the most recent discoveries, a Tyrannosaurus rex skeleton, will soon be on display at the Smithsonian.

The Smithsonian revealed excited news on Friday. The new Tyrannosaurus rex skeleton was originally found in Montana and will arrive at the museeaum on April 15, according to the museum.

The good news is that the T. rex skeleton will be on display at the museum for 50 years thanks to the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, according to Tech Times.

However, The bad news is that the fossil hall will be renovated starting on April 28. It is not exepected to be complete until 2019. That means there is a five year wait to see the new T. rex, the Smithsonian said.

“I am sure our visitors will be pleased that dinosaurs will continue to be on view at the Smithsonian while the new national fossil hall is being built," Kirk Johnson, the Director of the National Museum of Natural History, said in a statement.

Although a thrilling milestone for the Smithsonian museum, dinosaur enthusiasts will have to wait quite some time to see the new addition.

image: Wikimedia Commons

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