Home » Archive » Dinosaurs in Arizona!

Dinosaurs in Arizona!

by Megan

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!

Love it? Share it!

5 comments

Leave a Comment

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

5 comments

Raising Reagan January 12, 2013 - 4:31pm

Looks like you guys had a blast! I miss that about being on the East Coast!
We had tons of museums and places I could take Reagan to enjoy that stuff.

xoxo
Lanaya
http://www.raising-reagan.com

Reply
RadiantKristen January 12, 2013 - 7:16pm

That looks very cool! I don’t think I’ve ever seen a science center quite like it.

Reply
chelsea beeswax January 14, 2013 - 4:36pm

man, that place looks so awesome! an intestinal slide, are you kidding! we have something similar here, but it`s pretty rinky-dink compared to that.

Reply
20 Wishes: March Update - Shaping Up To Be A Mom March 26, 2014 - 2:19am

[…] 15. have a mommy and me day with each of my children- Carter’s is today! He has a half day at school, and then I’m taking him to lunch and to spend the afternoon at the Arizona Science Center! […]

Reply
20 Wishes: March Update | Shaping Up To Be A Mom January 2, 2018 - 8:22am

[…] 15. have a mommy and me day with each of my children– Carter’s is today! He has a half day at school, and then I’m taking him to lunch and to spend the afternoon at the Arizona Science Center! […]

Reply