Museum’s T-Rex Coming Down on Main Street

Museum’s T-Rex Coming Down on Main Street

Manitoba Museum Dinosaur
A life-sized Tyrannosaurus rex is placed in front of the Manitoba Museum to promote the Dinosaurs Unearthed exhibit in September 2012. (STAN MILOSEVIC / CHRISD.CA FILE)

A giant Tyrannosaurus rex figure on the west side of the Manitoba Museum will become extinct today.

The Manitoba Museum’s popular Dinosaurs Unearthed exhibit has since ended, meaning it’s time for the Main Street prop to come down as well.

Since opening on October 6, 2012, the exhibit has seen more than 80,000 visitors pass through its doors, the highest-attended paid temporary exhibition in the museum’s 42-year history.

The public can watch crews dismantle the dinosaur beginning at 10 a.m. If you’re at work, a live stream will be available.

Once it’s taken down, the T-rex will be off to Exploration Place in Wichita, Kansas.