“Bucky” the Tyrannosaurus rex, has taken up residence in the Atrium of the School of Sciences and Mathematics Building located at 202 Calhoun Street. The mounted skeleton is on loan from The Children’s Museum of Indianapolis (TCM). Drs. Phil Manning and Victoria Egerton are new appointees to the Department of Geology and Environmental Geosciences who made arrangements for the loan while working with TCM on several outreach and research projects. This loan marked the beginning of a relationship between TCM and the College which will take students and faculty on expeditions to the Jurassic Badlands of Wyoming and Cretaceous of South Dakota.
The skeleton weighs one ton, is 41-feet long, and stands 13-feet tall. It will be on display throughout the 2016 calendar year. Visitors are encouraged to also visit the Mace Brown Museum of Natural History, located on the second floor, open 11 a.m. – 4 p.m. daily, except Wednesdays.