The Frugality Family Adventures with Dinosaurs

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You know how the holiday break is wonderful, but simultaneously draining as you try to entertain your children for two straight weeks?

I definitely in that headspace a couple weeks ago. Which is why I was more grateful than usual that we had something to do, courtesy of free tickets to Dinosaur Adventure.

What is Dinosaur Adventure?

Dinosaur Adventure is this crazy cool touring kids’ festival. When you first get there, you walk through all the different ages of dinosaurs. The dinos were automatons (dinomatons?) and extremely lifelike — I didn’t think this was possible, but it truly felt like they were right there! Better than some museum displays I’ve seen.

In the most recent age of dinosaurs, you can also ride dinosaurs! The kids also enjoyed digging up “fossils” and taking advantage of different cute photo ops set up around the room, too.

In the next room there were a bunch of different dino-themed bouncy houses set up. We also had opportunities to create our own fossils, play mini golf, watch an educational performance and get faces painted.

The Kids’ Favorites at Dinosaur Adventure

So we did a lot. At the end of the day, riding dinosaurs and running through the dinosaur-themed bouncy obstacle course took the cake, though. Everything we did was awesome, but those were the two the littles couldn’t stop talking about. I was pretty grateful for that obstacle course, too; they slept real well that night!

Tour & Pricing

Dinosaur Adventure has come and gone through the Pittsburgh region for this season, but they’ve still got lots of tour dates across the country. Here are a few cities they’re visiting coming up:

  • Chicago
  • Columbus
  • Atlanta
  • Charlotte

I’m not going to lie; tickets aren’t cheap. But if you’re looking for a way to get the kiddos out of the house for a solid day with no shortage of super fun and memorable activities, Dinosaur Adventure is a ton of fun. This event would likely take up your family entertainment budget for the month. But it’s a day your kids are likely to talk about for a while.

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