Stan, a 39-foot-long (11.7 meters) Tyrannosaurus rex, one of the best-preserved and most cited fossils of the iconic predator from the late Cretaceous period, that is part of the Natural History Museum collection, will be displayed at the Manarat Al Saadiyat in Abu Dhabi.
Specimens on display at the exhibition will provide viewers a glimpse into the Natural History Museum Abu Dhabi which will open in 2025. Designed by architect Mecanoo, the museum is to be the largest of its kind in the region displaying some of the rarest natural history specimens ever found on planet Earth.
2 days left until you can meet ‘Stan’ the T.Rex face-to-face at the Natural History Museum Abu Dhabi Exhibition.
— Department of Culture and Tourism – Abu Dhabi (@dctabudhabi) April 4, 2022
To be located in Saadiyat Cultural District, which houses Louvre Abu Dhabi, the 35,000 sqm site has been developed by the Department of Culture and Tourism – Abu Dhabi in partnership with Miral, Abu Dhabi’s creator of destinations and experiences.
The Natural History Museum Abu Dhabi will be a scientific research and teaching institution featuring world-renowned fossils including ‘Stan’ and the Murchison Meteorite specimen, which crash-landed in Australia, more than 40 years ago. Ever since, it has revealed new information to scientists about the solar system.