Seriously, Birmingham area friends, go. And gripe about how you have to pay $3 a person to see these dinosaurs ($5 for nonmembers) grrr.
But really, that's my only beef. And I know, I know. It's probably expensive to have these things here, plus the zoo has to feed lots of actual real animals. But it'll limit the number of times I take my kids to the zoo because I don't want to hear them complain about how I won't shell out $9 every time they want to see them. ($12 if Husband comes). But I'm a softy so we'll probably go a couple of more times.
Anyway. back to the awesome part of the post: the dinosaurs really are super cool. All four of us REALLY enjoyed it.
The kids were hesitant at first, like we assumed they would be. So in the car we talked a lot about how we all know dinosaurs are extinct and these are robots that can't chase you or even move anything except their heads or tails. (some spit water, but that really is a fun surprise. even better in a hot day)
Daughter and Son really like dinosaurs and thanks to many, many library books, Dino Dan and Dinosaur Train, they already knew the names of over half of the dinosaurs just by sight. seriously. They were telling us if they were carnivores or herbivores and imparting all kinds of knowledge. They had a lot of fun. I had a lot of fun. Husband, who isn't a zoo lover, had a lot of fun too.
|it took a little coaxing to get this first picture|
|full on dino love|
|Son kept looking over his shoulder at his carnivore.|
|this one was intense. like, had a fish in his mouth with blood AND spit water AND was pretty close.|
|The last dinosaur and also a spitter. Her babies were close by.|
|waiting for the train|
|she's always my seat partner on the train. Notice my glasses. My last pair of contacts were a casualty of pink eye. And I've been more than lazy about scheduling an eye exam.|