The Scope, Norfolk’s city arena, showcased a traveling exhibit called Jurassic Quest. The main hall display showed a variety of life size animatronic dinosaurs in various habitats and lifestyle scenarios accompanied by information boards. One scene showed a dinosaur attack, however I questioned the need for the “flowing blood” to heighten the point. They made a fountain of red water flow from the dinosaur bite. It was quite funny.
The most interactive and popular attractions for the kids were the robotic dinosaur rides and the moon bounce obstacle courses. You simply cannot have a children’s event without some sort of moon bounce.
By far the best exhibit was the baby Dinos. Yes in 2017 you can pet and interact with a baby dinosaur. Shocking! These cute hand puppets looked great, felt pretty real, and were even a little feisty. Kal found out the hard way.
Some of the sections like the rides and moon bounces were an additional cost to the ticket price but overall it was a good exhibit to spend your money on. Make sure you take water because the Scoop charged me $5 a bottle. Thirsty much?
Find out if Jurassic Quest will be near your town: https://www.jurassicquest.com/
Winter Saturdays are the best days for a trip to the Smithsonian. Jam had his first investigation of the year at the National Air and Space Museum. It was fun to look at the full scale planes and see the equipment, uniforms, and even bombs.
However due to Star Wars the real excitement was found in the space exhibits (Thanks Disney). In one area the Museum team set up a story and craft time. We missed the book reading but still got a chance to draw. They gave scratch paper and sticks to draw the plants discussed in the story. Both of the guys enjoyed it. We made it to most of the exhibits but after 2 hours, lunch, and the crowd it was time to call it a day.
Visit the National Air and Space Museum – hey it’s free.
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Courtney McQueen is a landscape designer and children's book author from Columbia, MD