Big changes are coming to Chicago's Field Museum -- literally.
As the iconic museum prepares to celebrate its 125th anniversary, officials announced plans to makeover its famed SUE the T. rex, and to install a touchable cast of the biggest dinosaur ever discovered.
The new dinosaur is a cast made from the fossil bones of a giant, long-necked herbivore from Argentina that’s part of a group of dinosaurs called titanosaurs, officials said. From snout to tail, it stretches 122 feet long, longer than two accordion CTA buses end-to-end. It will be so tall that visitors on the Museum’s second-floor balcony will be eye-to-eye with the creature, which will be housed in the Museum’s Stanley Field Hall. Visitors will be able to touch the titanosaur cast and walk underneath it, making it the only one in the world museum-goers are able to touch and only the second ever to be on display.