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Skeleton Tyrannosaurus rex makes for sold out Naturalis

Skeleton Tyrannosaurus rex makes for sold out Naturalis

Photo: MARTEN VAN DIJL / NATURALIS

The Leiden museum Naturalis, was this weekend sold out, because the skeleton of the Tyrannosaurus rex for the first time. About four thousand visitors came to the 66 million year old bones.

The skeleton is one of the most complete T. rex skeletons in the world, and is temporarily exhibited in the Netherlands, before the in June 2017 on a world tour.

According to a spokeswoman, there were striking a lot of adults that just before the opening, all were eager to go inside. Even without a ticket, while the exhibition only with a booking to visit. There are per hour only 360 visitors are allowed.

The exhibition is right now to see, because the rest of the museum since the end of August is closed in connection with a major renovation. Naturalis hopes that 300,000 visitors to the Tyrannosaurus rex to come and watch, until the museum fully re-opened at the end of 2018.

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