Take the Kids: Sarah King takes her kid to check out the new Dino Safari in Raleigh
As we headed into the exhibit's fictional Pangea National Park, I had to reassure my five-year-old son that these dinosaurs weren't real.Posted — Updated
As we headed into the exhibit's fictional Pangea National Park, I had to reassure my five-year-old son that these dinosaurs weren’t real. I couldn’t blame him for mistaking them for real animals. These dinosaurs were MASSIVE, complete with fur, feathers, claws and loads of giant sharp teeth! The lights and plants really made the whole scene come to life. By the time we winded our way through Pangea, we had forgotten we were at the fairgrounds!
What impressed me most about this exhibit is how they made all the facts about dinosaurs accessible and interactive. When you arrive, you’re given a Survival Pack with toys and items that will enhance your journey through Pangea.
Once you start the audio tour on your smartphone, Ranger Justin begins giving you all the facts about dinosaurs. They were fascinating. My son loved the audio tour, especially the part when he got to rescue the Mama T-Rex’s baby egg by tossing it back to her and the Dino Safari song.
He’s been roaring the lyrics since we’ve got home. A little repetitive, yes, but seeing him enjoy a scientific exhibit made it well worth the constant lyrical repeats!
With the weeks of rain we’ve been experiencing, the safari is the perfect antidote.
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