Trix, the most famous Tyrannosaurus Rex of all time, has arrived in Barcelona.
This fossil is one of the three biggest and most well-preserved dinosaur skeletons in the world. In fact, it is one of the most complete found, with a bone volume recovered of the 80 per cent. Concerning palaeontologists, his bones are probably of a tyrannosaurus female of 30 years old and approximately 67 million years antiquity. It is the skeleton of an impressive animal of 6 tonnes, 43ft long, head of 5ft and tooth of 1ft.
Trix was discovered in Montana (United States) in 2013 extremely well-preserved and it is usually on display in the Dutch city of Leiden, at the Naturalis Biodiversity Center. Nowadays, this museum is being remodelled, this is why Trix is on tour around the world, being Barcelona the only stop in Spain.
The exhibition in Barcelona takes place at CosmoCaixa and will be available until the 12th of February. The fossilized dinosaur skeleton is an only part of a complete exhibition which offers information about the fascinating world of this species. Furthermore, it offers up to eight interactive elements and games with which you will be able to try to escape from a tyrannosaurus rex by bike or witness the birth of a baby dinosaur.
If you decide to visit CosmoCaixa in order to admire the impressive Trix’s skeleton, take this opportunity to enjoy the enormous number of options offered by this centre. You will be able to visit the curious Bosque Inundado -Flooded Forest-, which contains a real tropical ecosystem, or the Planetario CosmoCaixa –CosmoCaixa Planetarium-, which will make you discover the universe in an amusing way.
Related stops: number 13 (Tibidabo) of the West Route.