T. rex Max wears an SDSU jersey in preparation for ESPN GameDay.


T. Rex Team Welcomes ESPN College GameDay

October 25, 2019

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Mama T. Rex and her son, Max, spend most of their time overlooking the outdoor prairie and watching children and families spend time together playing at the Children’s Museum of South Dakota.

But quiet days on the prairie turned to a buzz of energy when the Museum team learned that ESPN’s College GameDay was coming to town for the annual Dakota Marker football game between South Dakota State University and their northern rivals North Dakota State University. 

Our primary job at the Children’s Museum of South Dakota is to play.

“Our primary job at the Children’s Museum of South Dakota is to play,” says Executive Director Kate Treiber. “So you know we had to get into gear, get Max some rabbit ears, and have a ROARING good time.” 

All week long the Museum staff has been sporting their blue and yellow Mama T. Rex shirts. But more importantly the Museum’s animatronic dinosaur duo got into their Jacks gear, sporting jerseys, rabbit ears, and homemade signs. Mama has even been practicing for her possible debut as College GameDay’s celebrity picker. Check out some photos of the fun!

Mama T. rex holding a football on the prairie of the Children's Museum of South Dakota.
Mama T. Rex is practicing her football skills in anticipation of the big game.


T. rex Max wearing an SDSU jersey in preparation for ESPN GameDay.
Max can’t stop ROARING knowing that ESPN College GameDay is coming to town.
SDSU Early Childhood Ed majors pose with T. rex Max.
SDSU Early Childhood Education majors and T. rex Max are jacked for the big game!
T. rex Max holding a sign that says I'd rather go extinct than be a bison fan.
T. rex Max is a very serious South Dakota State University football fan.

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