Tristan Otto

Tristan Otto

King of Dinosaurs

2 APRIL 2020 – 28 MARCH 2021 
AT THE NATURAL HISTORY MUSEUM OF DENMARK

NEW EXHIBITION COMING SOON

66 million years old, 3.4 meters high, 12 meters long and with all its terrifying teeth intact: Tristan Otto, the king of the dinosaurs, is coming to Copenhagen in the beginning of April and gives you the chance to get up close with one of the world's most complete Tyrannosaurus rex fossils. Tristan Otto will be the centre of one of the museum's most spectacular exhibitions to date, where he will be showcased alongside other unique dinosaur specimens.

The exhibition King of Dinosaurs focuses on the relationship between predator and prey. The centrepiece is Tristan Otto – one of the world’s most spectacular Tyrannosaurus rex fossils and the most infamous predator of all time. Through him, and a number of other unique dinosaur fossils, the story of the Earth’s past, present and future unfolds.

King of Dinosaurs is also the story of how a dominant group of animals ended up extinct. The exhibition reminds us how special life on our blue planet is, and how we, as humans, have influenced that life. In contrast to the dinosaurs, we have the means to stop and reverse the negative development, and thus avoid a sixth mass extinction.

Tristan Ottos kranium
Tristan Otto's black skull has a unique degree of perfection and consists of 98% original material – including all its terrifying teeth. This makes him an exceptionally well-preserved fossil. The skull is showcased at eye level in its own display, which allows you to come face to face with one of the most infamous predators of all time, and to study the amazing details of the skull. Photographer: Frederik Wolff Teglhus, Natural History Museum of Denmark ©

Address

Natural History Museum of Denmark
Geological Museum
Øster Voldgade 5-7
1350 Copenhagen K

Opening Hours and Entrance Fee

Practical information

The exhibition opens 2 April 2020

Place: 
Natural History Museum of Denmark
Øster Voldgade 5-7, 
1350 Copenhagen K

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The dinosaurs are generously lent by Niels Nielsen, Jens Peter Jensen and a private collector.

The exhibition is generously supported by:


Louis Hansen foundation

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Geocenter Denmark Logo

Geocenter Denmark Logo

Augustinus foundation logo

Augustinus foundation logo

Beckett foundation logo

Beckett foundation logo

The dinosaur transport is sponsored by:


Møbeltransport Danmark logo

Møbeltransport Danmark logo

Thanks for the collaboration:


Museum für Naturkunde, Berlin

Museum für Naturkunde, Berlin

The Natural History Museum of Denmark supports UN’s Sustainable Development Goals:


UN's Sustainability Development Goals

UN's Sustainability Development Goals