You Have Seen SUE The T. Rex In Fossil Form, Now You Can See What SUE Looked Like In Life: Chicago Meet 'Fleshy'

For the next few weeks, visitors of Chicago's Field Museum can see a full-scale, fleshed-out model of what SUE the T. rex would have looked like in life, doing what they did best: eating other dinosaurs.
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CHICAGO (WBBM NEWSRADIO) -- Ever wonder what SUE the T. rex looked like when alive? Well, now is your chance to find out.

For the next few weeks, visitors of Chicago's Field Museum can see a full-scale, fleshed-out model of what SUE the T. rex would have looked like in life, doing what they did best: eating other dinosaurs.

The model — nicknamed “Fleshy” — is scientifically accurate and was made by scientific and artistic experts, according to the Field Museum.

Fleshy will be on display in Stanley Field Hall for the next few weeks until Aug. 18, before being shipped to an upcoming venue for the traveling exhibition "SUE: the T. rex Experience."

According to the Field Museum, SUE the T. rex was 40 feet long and 13 feet tall, and as huge as their fossil is, they would have looked even bigger with meat on their bones.

SUE recently moved into a new suite within the museum’s Griffin Halls of Evolving Planet. The suite is 5,100 square feet and packed with interactive displays.

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The Field Museum reopened in July after being closed for four months due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The museum is open 9 a.m.-5 p.m. daily, but is closed Tuesdays and Wednesdays for deep cleaning, until further notice.

Those interested in visiting can make reservations online.