ST. PAUL, Minn. – Who knew it could be this large?

The runaway Netflix hit present ‘Stranger Things’ not too long ago debuted its new season with one of many younger characters, Dustin Henderson, sporting a sweatshirt with a Brontosaurus on it. Not simply any sweatshirt, thoughts you, however one which name-drops the Science Museum of Minnesota (SMM). 


.@sciencemuseummn could have the #StrangerThings Thunder Lizard hoodies quickly. Very quickly. @janashortal studies #BTN11

— KARE 11 (@kare11) November Three, 2017


The telephones began ringing on the museum with people questioning how they heck they may get their arms on one, the SMM advertising and marketing division hurriedly bought a reproduction mocked-up, and made a ton of them, letting followers know they’d be out there on the museum’s web site very first thing Tuesday. 

Buyers had been prepared, however apparently, the SMM web site was not, crashing beneath the burden of orders from across the globe simply after the eight a.m. gross sales opening. An announcement on the web site reads “While we have an unlimited volume of apparel available online, due to high volume our online store has crashed. Please be patient as we do our best to bring it back online.”

The web site gave the impression to be operational once more shortly earlier than midday, albeit slowly. A verify confirmed Three,700 folks ready in an digital ready line to purchase, and museum officers say $80,000 of product was offered within the first 25 minutes after the location was fastened and operating The SMM did publish on Twitter that there was a restricted provide of Brontosaurus sweatshirts on the Explore Store contained in the museum, and there was a line out the door when it opened. All of the 500 sweatshirts stocked had been offered by 10:30 a.m. besides these in dimension Three-XL. 

“The Science Museum is absolutely thrilled to be connected to the Stranger Things phenomena here, the characters are interested in science,” shared SMM Director of Communications Kim Ramsden. “We’re getting the Science Museum of Minnesota on the map internationally, and we’re just excited to be part of this ride.”

Ramsden did guarantee people who need them that loads of the favored purple sweatshirts had been printed up, and provide shouldn’t be an issue. 



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