When my kids were smaller I used to take them to this museum at least twice a week. One of the main attractions for them was the T-Rex. It was the focal point of the place, you literally could not miss it. This North Carolina museum says goodbye to a beloved exhibit.
The T-Rex that stands tall at the Schiele Museum in Gastonia, North Carolina will be finding a new place to roar. June 18 will be the last day at the museum for Wankel. Yes, that is his name.
The Schiele Museum first acquired the dinosaur skeleton in 1999. It was luck really. Wankel was featured in a traveling exhibit and the Gastonia museum was his last stop back in 1999. It just so happens the dinosaur was up for sale and the Schiele went to work to make Gastonia his home.
Thanks in large part to the Dickson Foundation, Wankel the T Rex was able to stay at the Schiele. And he has been there for 23 years.
My kids learned from and loved Wankel. Museum spokesperson Tiffani Stewart says there will be a facelift. I do love that museum and can’t wait to see what they have coming up. According to the Gaston Gazette, The T Rex was not only an apex predator but also an opportunist using their size to intimidate other predators into giving up their prey. To learn more get all the details from the Gaston Gazette right here.