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Tyrannosaurs – Meet the Family 27 September 2014 to 8 February 2015

If you thought you knew tyrannosaurs, think again. Tyrannosaurs – Meet the Family explores how these terrifying dinosaurs became the world’s top predators with their massive skulls, powerful jaws, and bone-crunching teeth.

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The most famous member of the family was the mighty T.rex, but did you know that tyrannosaurs came in all shapes and sizes? They included Guanlong, the 'crown dragon', and Dilong, the tiny 'emperor dragon' with a skeleton just 1 metre long.

Tyrannosaurs – Meet the Family is an interactive exhibition featuring augmented reality, multimedia experiences, and hands-on fun to delight visitors of all ages. Be prepared for lots of surprises and goose-bump moments. You might even find yourself looking over your shoulder in terror!


Ticket Price
Family (4 people, maximum 2 adults) $30
Adult $14
Child (2-15 years) $6
Child under 2 Free
Student $6
Concession (SuperGold Card, Community Services Card) $12
Friend of Te Papa $10


Explore exciting Tyrannosaurs events – including sleepovers, talks from dinosaur experts and Jurassic beer-tasting.

Tyrannosaurs events

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Te Papa’s eNewsletter has all the latest news, fun facts, Tyrannosaur events and competitions. Don’t miss out!


Students can discover the distinguishing features of these prehistoric predators in Te Papa’s Tyrannosaurs education programme.

Tyrannosaurs education programmes

Don't forget to check out our exciting range of Tyrannosaurs gifts, from dinosaur books to velociraptor puppets – perfect for kids!

Exhibition Principal Sponsor: Mitre 10 Mega.An exhibition devloped and toured by the Australian Museum.Sponsored by Wellington City Council.Sponsored by Visa.Sponsored by Dulux.