Monday, February 8, 2016

Discover the Dinosaurs Review!

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Discover the Dinosaurs is a unique, hands-on exhibit, consisting of moving and replica dinosaurs that you can actually touch! Beyond the exhibit, additional activities are available for kids of all ages including riding a dinosaur, themed inflatables, a dino dig, and gem and fossil panning. Bring the entire family, and spend the day with dinosaurs!

The following are INCLUDED with paid admission
Dinosaur Rides

Mini Golf
Dino Dig
Dino Theater
Dino Coloring

Several locations offer other attractions too.


Gem & Fossil Panning
Face Painting

Ticket prices vary by location and more information can be found here

My tickets were free,  but a family of four at my location was $72.00.

My kids loved seeing the dinosaurs because they are HUGE fans.... But I would probably not attend again. In my opinion there were not enough dinosaurs and the lighting on the dinosaurs itself was strange and made it look weird, i think they had the lights too close to the actual dinosaurs. There was a photographer when you walked in to the exhibit to take your picture, and they added in the "3d  dinosaur" to make it seem like it was attacking you.. he handed us a number card and at a different location we seen our photo and could purchase it for $15-20. Again, wasn't worth it. The camera flash was entirely on all our faces making it less then mediocre. I had free mining tickets and I think that was probably the coolest thing because you got free gems to find and keep. The kiddie area had four small strange looking dinosaurs that the smaller toddlers could play on and a large area to run around. The exhibit took less than 15 minutes to get through, they also had a souvenir shop so you could buy overpriced dinosaurs. The Theater had a projector screen playing "Walking with Dinosaurs", the sound quality was terrible.  We couldn't hear the movie at all. Mini golf had 8 holes and were old platforms with some having coffee cans in place for the hole. Porta potties outside and no place to buy any kind of drink... making the no outside food/drink rule kind ridiculous. The location was a former store that had closed so I am not sure if they didn't clean or if they didn't keep up with cleaning but the floors were filthy!  Including the toddler area. That being said...Not worth paying 15-20 per person plus extra for the other activities! The kids did have some fun though! 

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