What’s it like to be a fossil? The ‘Nation’s T.rex’ weighed in on Twitter

BY Colleen Shalby  April 22, 2014 at 2:13 PM EST
Photo courtesy of National Museum of Natural History, Smithsonian Institution.

Join NewsHour and the National Museum of Natural History’s T.Rex for a Twitter chat at 1 p.m. EDT on Thursday. Photo courtesy of National Museum of Natural History, Smithsonian Institution.

On Thursday, Smithsonian’s National Museum of Natural History joined PBS NewsHour on Twitter for a discussion on extinction, in connection with our so-called “Extinction Week.” And guess who took over the museum’s Twitter feed? Washington, D.C.’s colossal new resident, the “Nation’s T.rex.”

The T.Rex isn’t scheduled to go on proper display until 2019, but his bones won’t just be sitting in boxes for the next five years.

If you missed the Twitter chat, you can catch up on the king of dinosaurs’ insights below.

Join us for #NewsHourChats on Thursdays at 1 p.m. EDT.