SUE: The T. rex Experience

SUE: The T. rex Experience is roaring at the Saint Louis Science Center NOW!

Meet SUE in the LOU

Encounter SUE – the most complete, best preserved Tyrannosaurus rex ever found — and the world SUE lived in. SUE: The T. rex Experience is a journey through Hell Creek, SUE’s home and one of the most well-documented communities from the age of dinosaurs. Science Center guests will get to know SUE as an individual that lived a challenging and dangerous life but survived to old age against the odds.

Come between two titans with full-scale casts of SUE and T. rex’s nemesis, Triceratops. Experience a unique multimedia show transporting you to the Cretaceous forest alongside SUE.

Learn how the fossil was unearthed and how scientists continue to make discoveries about SUE.

SUE: The T. rex Experience is an immersive experience for guests of all ages. SUE can’t wait to eat, er, meet you soon.

SUE: The T. rex Experience was organized by the Field Museum and is part of the Griffin Dinosaur Experience, made possible by generous support from Kenneth C. Griffin.



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Step into the world of SUE

Exhibition Pricing

This is a paid experience.


Members $6.00*
Children (ages 5-12) $8.00
Adults (ages 13-59) $12.00
Seniors (ages 60+) $8.00
Children 4 and under FREE**

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Groups: Pricing available for all groups

Group Visit Information

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**There is no charge for Children 4 and under, but a free ticket is still required.

Explore more at your Science Center!

Visit our ecology and environment gallery for even more awesome dinosaur science, including our Dana Brown fossil dig site and prep lab! Pretend you’re a paleontologist as you chip away at the dirt to uncover dinosaur fossils buried deep beneath the earth in a reconstruction of the Badlands of Montana. Stop by the prep lab to watch staff and volunteers work on preparing real dinosaur fossils, then check out our Crestaceous diorama with our own T. rex, Triceratops, Pteranodons and Cretaceous mammals.

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Visit FAQ

How do I get tickets?

Tickets are available now!

You can get tickets on, by calling 314.289.4424 or by visiting one of our box offices.

Tickets will be sold for a specific date and time. Keep in mind that time slots can sell out so we encourage you purchase tickets in advance.

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How do we purchase group tickets?

All pertinent information can be found on our Group Visits page.

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How long will it take to view the exhibition?

Guests typically spend between 30 and 45 minutes in SUE: The T. rex Experience. Many guests plan for more time to experience the rest of the Science Center.

How long can I stay in the exhibition?

You may visit as long as you like or until the exhibition closes. Please note that SUE: The T. rex Experience is a timed-entry exhibition and the last guests will be admitted to the exhibition one hour prior to closing time. Please plan your visit accordingly. No re-entry will be permitted.

Is SUE: The T. rex Experience ideal for certain ages?

This exhibition appeals to guests of all ages who enjoy learning about dinosaurs in an interactive environment. Please note that all children under 16 must be accompanied by an adult while visiting.

Is there an audio tour?

No, there is not an audio tour.

Are there SUE: The T. rex Experience tours?

We do not offer group or individual tours.

Are food and beverages allowed in the exhibition?

No. To protect the exhibition and ensure high quality experiences for our guests, food and beverages are not allowed in SUE: The T. rex Experience.

Can I take photographs or film in the exhibition?

Yes. Photography and filming for personal use, including all pictures taken with cell phones, are allowed in SUE: The T. rex Experience. If you are a professional photographer or member of the media who would like to photograph the exhibition, please contact

Please no flash photography to protect the items on display with the exhibition.

Are cell phones allowed in the exhibition?

To encourage a respectful atmosphere, we ask you to please turn off or silence your cell phone while in SUE: The T. rex Experience.

Are there accommodations for visitors that have sensory needs?

We cannot guarantee accommodations for those with sensory needs. We recommend visiting on our slower days, usually Monday or Thursday, or calling our Reservations office at 314.289.4424 to see if we can create a bespoke experience!

Are there accommodations for the visually impaired or the blind?

Yes. Groups with blind and visually impaired visitors should contact our Group Visits team for options.

Is this exhibition multilingual?

Yes! The entire exhibition is available in both English and Spanish.



Dino Programs for Groups

Groups of 10 or more can receive special discounts to SUE: The T. rex Experience. with advance reservations. Call 314.286.4680 to speak to our Group Sales Manager, or visit our Groups & Field Trips page for more information.

  • Discounted tickets
  • Reserve now, pay later
  • Bus and shuttle parking available
Can’t do a coordinated group visit? No problem.
  • Have your business, organization or school district ask about setting up a promo code for discounted individual purchases.

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Exhibit Policies

One(1) adult chaperone is required for every five(5) children.
No food or beverages are allowed in the exhibition.
No pencils, pens, markers or any other kind of writing implements are allowed.
Photography is allowed without flash.


The exhibition is accessible to visitors with disabilities, as well as visitors with strollers, scooters, and walkers. Elevators and ramps serve all public areas.

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