My family and I got the chance to attend the Giant Mysterious Dinosaurs special exhibit at the Arizona Science Center in Phoenix last weekend, and we had a blast!
The Arizona Science Center is located right in the heart of the city, but it’s surrounded by a traffic-free park, so parking and walking around was nice and easy. Visiting places can easily turn into a hassle with two little kids, but everything went smoothly for us!
When we got to the Science Center, we headed right for the dinosaur exhibit. I was a little worried that Vanessa (my almost-2-year-old) would be scared, but she wasn’t…at first! Carter loved everything he saw.
After walking past a few of the dinosaurs, we came across the dig pit, which both kids loved! They used brushes to uncover fossils.
Then, we stopped at a desk where a lady asked Carter a series of questions to find out what dinosaur he would be. Turns out he’s a triceratops!
Near the end of the exhibit there were some animatronic dinosaurs, and this is where Vanessa got a little nervous! Something about being growled at by dinosaurs I guess! She was fine though, just didn’t want to hang around!
After the dinosaur exhibit, we explored the rest of the center. Carter loved everything! As an adult, I would have liked to spend more time at the interactive exhibits, but the kids were on the go from one thing to the next!
Vanessa was a little young for most things, but she loved the intestinal slide (complete with bodily function noises and…smells).
She also loved the weather show, which demonstrated a hurricane, forest fire, and earthquake (among other things) by using hot lights, fans, and sprinkling water on us!
Carter loved the lever pull and the bed of nails, and anything else that he could interact with!
Daniel and I tried out the mind ball exhibit, where two people put on helmets that measure brain waves and try to roll a ball toward the other person. Whoever is the calmest wins. I won, even with Vanessa squirming on my lap! Wish I had gotten a picture!
We had a fantastic time, and we were able to see just about everything in about four hours (including lunch). I would love to take Carter back sometime to spend more in-depth time at the exhibits.
That’s Carter’s eye! He looked through a telescope and all of a sudden was looking at us from above!
Thanks to the Arizona Science Center for letting us come visit! If you want to see the dinosaurs for yourself, they will be on display through the 21st of this month! Find more information at the Arizona Science Center website, and enjoy your visit as much as we did!