A dino-mite model of Sue in the flesh at the Field Museum

A dino-mite  model of Sue in the flesh at the Field Museum

Come meet “Fleshy”: a full-scale model of SUE in life

Today the Field Museum is unveiling “Fleshy” a full-scale model of SUE the T. rex .

The life-like model will only be on display at the Field until August 18 before going on tour.


Until then visitors to the museum can view what SUE would have looked like in the Flesh.

The scientifically accurate model offers a realistic replica of what dinosaurs that wandered the earth long ago  would have looked like if you meet one face to face.

WHAT: SUE the T. rex in the flesh

WHERE: Stanley Field Hal in the Field Museum  (1400 S Lake Shore Drive, Chicago)

WHEN: Now through August 18, 2020

ABOUT SUE: SUE the T. rex was 40 feet long and 13 feet tall, and as huge as their fossil is, they would have looked even bigger with meat on their bones.

SAFETY NOTE: Masks are required at all times inside the building, and a  distance of at least six feet from all Field staff, visitors, and each other must be maintained. These new practices include capping daily attendance at 25% of the museum’s full capacity, installing floor markers to ensure social distancing, and designating one-way paths through the museum to guide visitor traffic.

As of July 24, the museum has been open to the public, with special provisions.


Apsáaooke Women and Warriors, the Field’s first major exhibition curated by a Native scholar, opened the day before the museum’s closure in March is back.  The exhibition explores the Apsáalooke culture, told by Indigenous voices.


Tickets are available on the museum’s website; purchasing in advance is recommended to reduce ticket lines.


The museum will be closed on Tuesdays and Wednesdays, with plans to eventually reopen seven days a week. The museum’s hours will continue to be 9am5pm.

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