When you walk into the building, the entire ambiance fits the exhibit perfectly. The lights are dimmed, and all you can see are these magnificent animatronic dinosaurs. The dinosaurs themselves are lifelike, even moving and showing children the types of sounds they may have made. Children are able to learn as they walk through the incredible exhibit which features information about the Triassic, Jurassic and Cretaceous periods. As they begin entering the exhibit, friendly exhibit employees give each child a scavenger hunt booklet to complete as they walk through the exhibit. At the end, they're told they receive a prize -- so naturally, Ethan was into it! It was also a great way to make sure the children are absorbing the facts and educational opportunities in front of them in addition to being amazed by the moving, roaring dinosaurs.
There are booths scattered throughout the exhibit that offer activities (dinosaur etchings and crayon rubbings, temporary tattoos, and so on) as the children walk through and admire the dinosaurs. There are also plenty of opportunities to get up close and personal to dinosaurs!
The exhibit also features some cool artifacts for the children to see up close -- as well as perhaps Ethan's favorite part of the whole day: the chance to ride a real dinosaur! Children use a ladder to climb on top of the dinosaurs (Ethan rode a T-Rex), which move!
In addition to the dinosaur exhibit, there is also an exhibit for crafting, golfing, car racing and filled to the brim with cool inflatables!
Discover the Dinosaurs Unleashed is an amazing traveling exhibit that you just have to catch when it arrives in your town! Follow Discover the Dinosaurs on Facebook and check out their website for where they'll be stopping at next!