The Director of Smithsonian's Museum of Natural History

The Director of Smithsonian's Museum of Natural History

Kirk Johnson, the director of the Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History, talks with Kojo about the newest addition to dinosaur hall: one of the world's most complete T-Rex skeletons.

The Smithsonian’s Museum of Natural History is the second-most visited museum in the world. But later this month, one of the star attractions – its dinosaur hall – will close for a five-year renovation project. Meanwhile, the museum has procured a one of the most complete Tyrannosaurus rex skeletons ever discovered, which will be featured for decades to come. Kirk Johnson, the museum’s director, joins Kojo in the studio – fresh off a trip to Montana to oversee the delivery of the new T. rex to Washington.

Guests

Kirk Johnson

Sant Director, Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History

T-Rex Heads For Washington, D.C.

Click through these photos to see how the Wlker Tyrannosaurus Rex is making its way to the National Museum of Natural History.

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