Friday, August 10, 2012

Williamsburg: Dinosaurs!

We went to The Virginia Living Museum on the Monday of our vacation.  It was pricey, but well worth it.  We did and saw a lot there, so I'm going to split it up into a couple of posts.

They had a really cool traveling exhibit there about dinosaurs.  Caleb was scared to go in there until Matt showed them how they are all just robots.  Then he loved it!

Yeah....I'm a geek.  But my kids laughed.

This looks just like Caleb's Baby Hank, and he is just about the same size!  (If you don't remember, Baby Hank is Caleb's beloved humongous dinosaur that was given to us by our neighbor.  He's big...he makes lots of noise...he scares small children, including my own...and he takes up entirely too much space.)

This display showed how the dinosaur robots worked, which really helped to calm Caleb down.  They even had it set up so that the kids could manipulate him.

One of the coolest parts of the exhibit was the digging for dinosaur bones.  It told the kids all about paleontology then they could "dig" for the bones.  We stayed here a long time! 

The "dirt" was actually tiny little crumbles of rubber, which was a cool texture and much neater and easier to clean up!  Abby really enjoyed herself in here!

Caleb was quite meticulous about his digging!

And what dinosaur exhibit would be complete without a gruesome depiction of The Hunt?!?  I mean, seriously?!  Caleb was scarred for life.  Yes, that is blood coming out of his mouth.

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