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The T Rex Museum

In memory of Dr. Samuel Breidenbach August 6th 2016


If you went to an expedition to Mongolia in the 1920’s you would find an old building surrounded by smaller buildings and tents, many circular like the oldest constructed dwellings known to mankind, the yurt. It would be ramshackle but solid and built with whatever materials were on hand and lots of tin and wooden boxes. It wouldn’t be pretty, but it would do the job. Science was the key and creature comforts came later.

This is the new Westside T Rex Museum Expedition Center designed for Fun For Children of All Ages. It’s not fancy, not modern, and totally in keeping with our theme of a real expedition 1920’s Mongolian fossil science center, but with a bit more civilization than Mr. Andrews had, and less guns & whips.

Yes he is the model for Indiana Jones in real life (come see the exhibit on him including real artifacts and photos and even a dinosaur egg found in the same strata where he made that remarkable discovery). On July 13, 1923, the party was the first in the world to discover dinosaur eggs. Come see what they looked like.

Come see one at the New T Rex Expedition Center and DO much more. How about a photo standing next to Metal and fiberglass replica of a full sized Tyrannosaurs bataar or the Asian T Rex. Or a full sized and very scary Raptor. Or lots of other Asian dinosaurs found near where Roy Chapman Andrews found his fossils in the 10 years of expeditions China and Mongolia. These exhibits are indoors and outdoors, and includes a ˝ mile Tyrannosaurs Trail where you can walk through a real Riparian Area that is 20° cooler than in town and see lots of fossil displays and interactive exhibits. But be prepared for weather approaching what Mr. Andrews experienced. This so real that it is…well, real!

What will I get to see and do at the Expedition Center...

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T Rex Museum Activity Center wins the “Official Best Children’s Museum in Arizona”

Dear Sam,

We would like to feature the T Rex Museum Activity Center as the “Official Best Children’s Museum in Arizona” in a two-minute segment on our television special “The Official Best of Arizona - 2009” and on our internet travel site The half-hour television program will air on NBC 12 KPNX Phoenix. Your highly regarded museum is our top choice for the state and we would be honored to have an experience of your caliber in our production.

The “Official Best Of” solicits nominations for our website after we have searched online travel resources to determine which nominees will be named “best of.”

No attraction can contact us for inclusion. Our selection process is rigorous with extensive research that requires positive reviews from a minimum of three independent sources. Our website receives over 75,000 visitors a month and traffic on our website surges after each TV airing of a new state. We are currently working our way through all 50 states.

T-Rex Museum Receives 2008 Best of Tucson Award

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U.S. Local Business Association’s Award Plaque Honors the Achievement

WASHINGTON D.C., November 13, 2008 -- T-Rex Museum has been selected for the 2008 Best of Tucson Award in the Museums category by the U.S. Local Business Association (USLBA). The USLBA "Best of Local Business" Award Program recognizes outstanding local businesses throughout the country. Each year, the USLBA identifies companies that they believe have achieved exceptional marketing success in their local community and business category. These are local companies that enhance the positive image of small business through service to their customers and community. Various sources of information were gathered and analyzed to choose the winners in each category. The 2008 USLBA Award Program focused on quality, not quantity. Winners are determined based on the information gathered both internally by the USLBA and data provided by third parties.

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