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835 E 1st St. in Old Town        
Wichita, KS 67202        
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Ivan the T.rex
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Experience a trip through time at one of the most interesting and exciting museums in Kansas. Find surprises around every corner, including Ivan the T.Rex, two Egyptian mummies, and an expansive military history exhibit. Rent the banquet space for a unique setting to hold a social event, reception, or special occasion. Open daily except Christmas, Thanksgiving, Easter, and the last Saturday in July for the annual fundraiser. Senior discounts and group tours available.

The Museum of World Treasures is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization.

835 E 1st St
Wichita, KS 67202
In the Historic Old Town District

In 2016 the Museum of World Treasures will celebrate its 15th anniversary. This celebration wouldn’t be complete without a look at its BIGGEST attraction: Ivan the T.rex. Ivan has been at the Museum since May 12, 2007 when Museum officials dedicated the biggest thing to ever appear at the Museum of World Treasures. Just how big is he?

Like all adult T. rex skeletons, Ivan is huge. He is 38 feet and nine inches long and would have weighed 10,355 pounds when alive. While this is big, it is not the maximum size for a T. rex. The largest known T. rex skeleton is 42 feet long and would have weighed 12,476 pounds when alive. While Ivan was not quite fully grown, he was nearly the size of a fully mature T. rex. He would have been an older teenager compared to other members of his species.

Ivan’s skeleton consists of genuine fossils. His skeleton was found in 2005 by Gary Olsen and Alan Komrosky, professional paleontology associated with Hell Creek Relics. Gary and Alan began excavating Ivan’s skeleton in the summer of 2005. It took nearly two years for Ivan to go from discovery to Museum attraction, and we couldn’t be happier to have him at the Museum!

Ivan did not come from Kansas; rather, his skeleton was found in Harding County, South Dakota. Ivan’s skeleton was found in the Hell Creek Formation, a layer of rock that has supplied the skeletons of many famous dinosaurs, including Tyrannosaurus, Triceratops, Edmontosaurus, Ankylosaurus, and Pachycephalosaurus.

"We are incredibly humbled by the opportunity to present [Ivan] to the Wichita community," stated Mike Noller, President and CEO of the museum, when Ivan was first introduced to the public. Indeed, Ivan is a spectacular fossil and something you won’t be able to miss when you visit the Museum of World Treasures!

Ivan in the ground.

Paleontologist Alan Komrosky works to clean the sacrum.

Alan's assistant Lois compares her size (a bit taller than five feet) to that of Ivan's hip bone.

Alan and two of his assistants - Gene and Lois - stand before the collection of Ivan's vertebrae fossils unearthed during their excavations.

The plastic room created to protect the balance of the museum from construction dust.

The construction crew taking a break from building Ivan's new platform home.

Ivan taking shape.

Ivan in perspective, with skull in forground and hip and one leg in background (photo taken in the shop of paleontologist Alan Komrosky in North Dakota).

Ivan's skull.

Ivan's mighty tail, with all vertebrae represented by actual fossil, a first among T-Rex discoveries.

Lifting the Ilium.

A view of Ivan after he's completely put together.

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