Leiden’s Naturalis has been awarded an additional grant for the new T.rex in Town exhibition, set in the dinosaur halls of the new museum.
The BankGiro Lottery has given the Naturalis Biodiversity Center a further €1.25 million, after already agreeing to contribute €300,000 per year.
The Museum’s Director, Edwin van Huis, has said that the donation gives them the opportunity to “touch many more people in the new museum with the beauty and richness of nature.”
The exhibition’s main piece, Trix, is a 66 million year-old T. rex fossil that was discovered by the Naturalis in 2013 in cooperation with the Black Hills Institute. The fossil is one of the top three most complete T. rex skeletons in the world, and the only T. rex fossil to be owned and ‘living’ outside of the US.