Tickets for SUE: The T. rex Experience are NO LONGER AVAILABLE. THANKS TO THE THOUSANDS OF PEOPLE WHO supportED THIS INCREDIBLE EXHIBIT!
SUE: The T. rex Experience
- Great Overland Station
- February 4 - May 1 (NOW CLOSED!)
- Monday through Sunday 10-7
Step into the world of SUE the T. rex to uncover the mysteries about the life of this fearsome fossil.
Come between two titans with full-scale casts of SUE and T. rex’s nemesis, Triceratops. Experience a unique multimedia show transporting you to the Cretaceous forest alongside SUE. Learn how the fossil was unearthed, and how scientists continue to make discoveries about SUE, the most complete Tyrannosaurus rex specimen ever discovered. Use all of your senses to take in SUE’s world. Take a whiff of their putrid breath, watch SUE tromp through the Late Cretaceous forest, feel the texture of dinosaur skin, and hear the subsonic rumble of a T. rex. See the fossils of animals, plants, and dinosaurs that lived during the Late Cretaceous period, and come face-to-face with a full-size, fleshed-out replication of a ferocious T. rex battling the duck-billed herbivore, Edmontosaurus.
Get to know SUE in this immersive experience for visitors of all ages at the Great Overland Stations this Spring.
SUE can't wait to eat, er, meet you.
- $15.00 + $1.37 Sales Tax - Adult General Admission
- $12.00 + $1.10 Sales Tax - Child (3-12) General Admission
- $12.00 + $1.10 Sales Tax - Senior (65+) General Admission
- Infant and Toddler (0-2) Admission is free.
- $10.00 + $0.92 Sales Tax - Groups of 10 or more people per person.
Field Trips, Group Tours and Special Events
Special group and field trip prices are available for educators and large groups. Please contact Sydni Meehan, Hospitality Specialist, at (785) 246-6271 or email [email protected] for more information.
Additional education resources are available from our website here.
The Great Overland Station
Great Overland Station began as a Union Pacific railroad passenger station on January 27, 1927. Along the way, it survived floods, was remodeled for railroad offices, was abandoned in 1988, and was damaged by fire in 1992.
Railroad Heritage, Inc. leased the building from the Union Pacific Railroad to prevent the building's demolition. Union Pacific Corporation donated the station to Topeka Railroad Days, Inc. six years later, and the Great Overland Station Project Team was established to direct efforts to preserve the station and transform it into a railroad heritage museum.
In June 2004, The Great Overland Station opened its doors.The Great Overland Station is quite beautiful, and this is a spectacular special event space, but Great Overland Station is still building toward its potential. Other than the structure itself, the biggest attraction is the 100 or so freight trains that pass the building daily. Perhaps more can be done with Topeka's connection to the Harvey House restaurant chain.