Help bring the prehistoric world alive at the Museum at Prairiefire. 

 We are grateful for your decision to support the Museum at Prairiefire and KC Urban Advantage through the Barnum Brown Society "Adopt a T. rex" program! The Barnum Brown Society enjoys all the benefits of regular MAP Membership PLUS Early Access to ALL programs and events, lifetime recognition and 4 TOTAL Access Passes for additional guests outside your membership.

Once you explore the options for adoption, please call, send an email or fill out the form below so we can process your adoption request in person. Once you have made your selection and we have completed your T. rex fossil adoption, your name will be entered into the official Barnum Brown Society Founders Registry with a copy of your stamped certificate.

A drawing commissioned by Henry Osborn in 1906. The second ever drawing of a Tyrannosaurus rex.

Adoption Packages

$500 Adoption Kit - Choose One: Tooth, Vertebra, Chevron, Cervical Rib, Dorsal Rib

  • Founding Membership to the Barnum Brown Society

  • Friends and Family flex membership for 8 (can be used as a gift if you are already a member)

  • Recognition in the Great Hall

  • Certificate of Adoption

  • "Rite in the Rain" Field Book (used by professional paleontologists worldwide)

$2,000 Adoption Kit - Choose One: Pectoral Girdle, Upper Limb

  • Founding Membership to the Barnum Brown Society

  • 5 Year Friends and Family flex Membership for 8 (can be used as a gift if you are already a member)

  • Recognition in the Great Hall

  • Certificate of Adoption

  • "Rite in the Rain" Field Book (used by professional paleontologists worldwide)

  • Barnum Brown: The Man Who Discovered Tyrannosaurus Rex

$4,000 Adoption Kit - Choose One: Pelvic Girdle, Lower Limb

  • Founding Membership to the Barnum Brown Society

  • 10 Year Friends and Family flex membership for 8 (can be used as a gift if you are already a member)

  • Recognition in the Great Hall

  • Certificate of Adoption

  • "Rite in the Rain" Field Book (used by professional paleontologists worldwide)

  • Barnum Brown: The Man Who Discovered Tyrannosaurus Rex

  • T. rex Bust

$10,000 Adoption Kit - The Skull

  • Founding Membership to the Barnum Brown Society

  • Lifetime Friends and Family flex membership for 8 (can be used as a gift if you are already a member)

  • Recognition in the Great Hall

  • Certificate of Adoption

  • "Rite in the Rain" Field Book (used by professional paleontologists worldwide)

  • Barnum Brown: The Man Who Discovered Tyrannosaurus Rex

  • T. rex Bust

  • Commissioned drawing of T. rex

$200,000 Deluxe Adoption Kit - Permanent Naming Rights

  • Founding Membership to the Barnum Brown Society

  • Lifetime Friends and Family flex Membership for any number of people (can be used as a gift if you are already a member)

  • Recognition in the Great Hall

  • Certificate of Adoption

  • "Rite in the Rain" Field Book (used by professional paleontologists worldwide)

  • Barnum Brown: The Man Who Discovered Tyrannosaurus Rex

  • T. rex Bust

  • Commissioned drawing of T. rex

  • Official naming rights of T. rex to be displayed in the Great Hall and all promotional material. This is a permanent recognition.

HOW TO ADOPT

We look forward to assisting you in your adoption of a T. rex fossil! Please send an email to Terri Thompson at terri@visitthemap.org or call Terri at (913) 333-3503 with questions or to set an appointment.  

There are two ways in which to complete your adoption process: 

  1. Call Terri Thompson and visit the MAP in person to get a personal meeting and tour, deliver your check and pick up your adoption kit. We would be honored to help you find your fossil on our T. rex and take a photo for our website capturing your exciting adoption celebration!

  2. If you are unable to complete your transaction in person we would happily accept your credit card online HERE, or you can send a check through the mail at the following address:

    • Attention: Terri Thompson, Barnum Brown Society, Museum at Prairiefire, 5801 W. 135th Street Overland Park, KS 66223

    • Your adoption package will be mailed promptly upon receipt of donation.

    • Please indicate mailing address if it differs from that on your check.

    • Adoption payments must be made in the form of a check and should be made out to the Museum of Prairiefire Foundation.

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If you have a specific bone you would like to adopt please let us know. If not, we can help you with your selection via phone, email or in person.