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PANGAEA: Land of the Dinosaurs

** I was not compensated for this post. I received admission for review purposes. The opinions are completely based on my own experience.**

 

My little boy and I absolutely love anything and everything about dinosaurs and we were so thrilled when we found out an amazing dinosaur exhibit had opened near us! Conveniently located in Scottsdale, Arizona it’s an easy drive from anywhere in the Valley.

Boo was absolutely thrilled to get to go with me and he counted down the days on his calendar. The morning we were going, he raced down the staircase clutching his beloved dinosaur lovie and said he was ready to go…. It was 6am LOL….

When we arrived a very sweet young man offered to be our tour guide and teach us everything we could possibly want to know about dinosaurs… He was very patient and kind and pointed out all sorts of interesting things to Boo.

My little boys eyes were huge with wonder to see all these amazing life-like dinosaurs…. This place is absolutely awesome!!! The atmosphere and set up is a dream…. The thought and design that went into this facility is so wonderful… No details are missed, and you feel as if you have transported back to the days of the dinosaur…

 

There were several stations where the children can have an interactive experience and we were so blessed that they gave my little boy tickets to do many  fun activities!

Fossil Digging was something Boo really loved… He was all smiles while unearthing hidden prehistoric fossils in a dinosaur print shaped pit.

He felt like an archaeologist as he sifted thru sand at another activity booth searching for bones. He was so cute as he put on his serious face to search for bones. Putting them together was a little difficult for him because he has fine motor issues but the sweet young lady working this booth was so kind to him and helped him build it. He was so excited when he saw that the bones he had uncovered built a mammoth! “Mama!”, he said excitedly. “Mama, it’s Manny from Ice Age!”  What I thought was really cool was she put the little dinosaur in a bag for him to take home! I thought the fun was just in digging them out– I was happily surprised he got to keep it!

Boo loves drawing so much so he really loved the Etching Station! He had so much fun making dinosaur prints to take home with us!

The next station had my little boy SUPER excited! It was the Dinosaur Excavation. He was given tools to break open a dinosaur egg and see what is inside! As he chipped away each section of the egg I saw his eyes widen in anticipation and excitement of what might be inside. He was so happy when he discovered a cute little dinosaur hiding inside that he got to put in his goodie bag!!

Across the way was a face painting station. Boo does not like his face touched… at all… ( I’m sure other Autism mamas can relate…) So instead he had dinosaur painted on his arm and he was so proud of that! LOL for several days after he kept sticking his arm out of the shower because he didn’t want it to wash off…

 

We then headed outside for dinosaur rides! This was just the cutest thing ever! Any kid would absolutely love to ride one of these little dinosaurs! Boo was laughing and giggling  as he raced around on these!

Saving the best for last, Boo was beyond THRILLED to ride a T-REX!!! He was absolutely  living the dream as he rode this dinosaur…. He was grinning and smiling more than I have seen him in a long time! This was without a doubt one of the coolest things he has gotten to do!

As we were leaving the exhibit we picked up our photos that were taken as we had entered…. Boo loves those photos so much and gets a kick out of the fact that he’s in a pic with Dinosaurs!

As with most places, we exited through the gift shop , which I have to say has a lot of really fun and neat items! We had a good time looking around at everything and a sweet little stuffed T-Rex made it’s way home with us!

This was such a fun day for my little boy and I’m so thankful to PANGAEA Land of Dinosaurs for hosting us for the afternoon! If your planning a trip to Arizona or live in the Valley of the Sun, I highly recommend trying out this new exhibit!

I’d love to hear from my readers: What is your favorite museum you have ever visited?

 

http://www.landofthedinos.com

 

61 Comments

  1. Jamie

    Oh my, that looks so fun! My littles would love the dinosaurs! Looks like you all had a fabulous time!

    1. Thanks so much Jamie!! 🙂

  2. Tracy

    My kids adore dinosaurs – especially T-Rexes and this gives me an idea of where to visit next time I’m around that area. Thanks for posting.

    1. Your Welcome Tracy! I hope you and the kids have a great visit! 🙂

  3. leena

    I have visited many art museums with my kids, but never a dinosaur one. What lovely pictures and the entire experience looks like so much fun!

    1. Thanks so much Leena! 🙂

  4. Ronnie

    As a kid I would have LOVED to go there. I was fascinated with dinosaurs and had so many books at home to satisfy my curiosity. Now, I get to take my kids on these adventures. Next time we’re in the area, we’ll go to Pangea!

    1. Hi Ronnie! I hope you all have a great time on your visit! 🙂

  5. Pangaea:Land of the Dinosaurs seems like a nice place to visit. I think my nephews and niece will like this place.

    1. Thanks so much Emmanuel! I hope you all have a great time! 🙂

  6. Okay I LOVE dinosaurs. This looks like such a fun place to spend a day!! Loved your pictures! We have a similar exhibit in Chicago that I have been wanting to visit!

    1. Thanks so much Stephanie!! 🙂

  7. Wow! this is so lovely, This place looks amazing and the pictures are so awesome. its nice to have seen a tour guide.. what a kind gentle man.

    1. Thanks so much Oyibo! 🙂

  8. Megan B

    Oh, this looks like such fun! What a great time 🙂 I love anything with dinosaurs!

    1. Thanks so much Megan! 🙂

  9. I love dinos and so does my husband. Our 19 month old daughter hasn’t shown signs of her opinion on the matter, lol

    1. LOL Akamatra! 🙂 When she is older maybe she’d love to visit here! 🙂

  10. This looks like a great place to check out. My son likes dinosaurs. He would enjoy visiting all thelse dinosaur land.

  11. This looks like such an amazing place to visit!! I’d love to go here one day and see this cool place for myself. 🙂

    1. Thanks so much Emily! 🙂

  12. This looks like such a fun day out! Thanks for sharing!

    1. Hi Tisha! We had such a great time!

  13. I have not heard of this attraction before but it looks both fun and educational, I am so glad he had a great time – I really love seeing these posts and seeing his lovely smile while he’s exploring all these adventures you take him on. My nephew would love it there too!

    1. Aww thanks so very much Ithfifi! 🙂

  14. My boys would go ABSOLUTELY MAD at this place! This looks amazing!! And it looks like you had a blast!

    1. Thank you Chava! 🙂

  15. Wow looks like a great place for dinosaur fans! I reckon by boyfriend would like it here!

    1. Hi Rachel! It was really awesome! 🙂

  16. I remember when I was a kid my mom once took me to the exhibition with huge automated dinosaurs, and your post reminded me of that experience ))) I was very little though and found it a little scary, but I think for older kids it is simply a must-see.

    1. Hi Alina! Thanks for sharing your memory! 🙂

  17. Wow. This place looks like so much fun. I’d love to see the dinosaurs in real life.

    1. Hi Dee it was so fun! 🙂

  18. OMG I live soooo close to this and never knew it was there! My son loves dinosaurs. Going to have to visit soon.

    1. Hi Ashley! I hope you guys love it as much as we did! 🙂

  19. This made my inner nerd so happy. Honestly I would road trip to Arizona to check this out.

    1. Hi Aitza! I hope you get a trip out here! So much to see and do in AZ 🙂

  20. My boys and my nephews both absolutely love dinosaurs, they would have so much fun here! When we took a trip to Colorado last year we went on a hike in a dinosaur/archaeology area and the boys loved it. I’m so glad you were able to experience this together.

  21. It looks like you both had such a blast. It is a super fun place to be and my husband and I would definitely love to visit this.

  22. This looks like such a fun place to visit. Especially for young ones who love dinosaurs.

  23. That’s awesome place to bring my nephews on the holiday. I am sure they’re gonna love it.

  24. Omg, I love the photos WITH the dinosaurs! How am I in Las Vegas and never heard of this place? ! I think it’s time for a road trip! What a fun day!

  25. mj

    oh so lovely place for young boys! I wish we will have one near to where we live so I can take my young brother there, he will be amazed with those dinosaurs for sure!

  26. This place is so amazing and looks like both of you had really had fun.

  27. Joanna

    What a fantastic exhibition! I think every child, no matter what age or gender, is deep inside a dinosaur fan. I know I was, I used to ask my mother to buy me coloring books and little dinosaur toys to play with. I would have loved to go to such a great real-looking exhibition.

  28. Elizabeth O

    This looks like so much fun for little ones, and adults too. You got some cracking photos to cherish forever, I love the one of your son sitting on the Dinosaur, how cool!!?

  29. You son always looks so thrilled being part of any adventure, enjoying thoroughly. I myself like watching dinosaurs in various exhibits and in movies too.

  30. I’ve never been to a dinosaur exhibit before. It looks like your son had a great time. It seems like a very educational place.

  31. What a fun place! My son would have loved a place like this when he was younger…oh who am I kidding? He is 19 and would still love it LOL

  32. This looks like so much fun. My son loves dinosaurs and science and exhibits so this is totally his kind of thing.

  33. Adepoju Grace

    Such an amazing experience you had. I could feel the joy radiating from your boy. You are such a good mama.

  34. Wow, this place looks so cool! My brother loves dinosaurs so he would really enjoy this place! 😀

  35. Oh my goodness my boys would go crazy over this place! My boys are OBSESSED with all things dinosaurs! Looks like y’all had a great time!

    1. Thanks Aseky! I’m sure they’d love it! 🙂

  36. Oh my goodness this looks like a blast! Learning about Dinosaurs is always made so fun and I love it!

    1. Thanks Candice! 🙂

  37. I love taking my kids to museums! They love to learn just like there mother. From these picture I can tell you guys had a great time.

    1. Thanks Lavanda! We had so much fun here! 🙂

  38. Karla

    This is so very incredible. We also love dinosaurs. How fun you got to go and experience this.

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