The first thing you see when you walk in is moving dinosaurs. They’re pretty impressive but you can’t touch them. That’s okay, because there’s tons of really fun stuff to do.
I got to be the meteor that crashed in the earth and wiped out the dinosaurs. When you drop the meteor and it lands on the earth huge clouds of powder fly up. This is like the ash that was propelled into the atmosphere and blocked out the sunlight. It got really cold and scientists think that’s why the dinosaurs died out. I liked making the big cloud, but Mum kept on wanting me to explain to her how it affected the dinosaurs.
My favourite part of the exhibition was an electronic dinosaur called robosaurus. He was made out of metal and there were levers to make him move. I could make him roar or make his leg move. It was extremely cool. What wasn’t so cool was having to compete with people’s dads to get a go.
I got to play at being camouflaged like a dinosaur and making dinosaur noises. I reckon that even if you’re scared of dinosaurs you’d like making dino-roars.
There were plenty of things for kids my age. There was a sand pit where you could dig for dino-bones; lots of the little kids liked that. If you were a bigger kid then you could read all the information as well as use the exhibits, I think all children would find something they liked.
Dad had the most fun testing his strength against the jaws of a tyrannosaurus. You need 31,000 newtons of strength to stop a tyrannosaurus rex’s jaws, so we’d have been a gonner.
Mum really liked watching the baby dinosaurs hatch; they were maiasaura. Why don’t old people remember the names of all the dinosaurs like I do? I wonder whether their brains are filled up with old people stuff so the interesting stuff just falls out the back of their heads?
It gets thumbs up from me. Can they do a dragon one next? I really like dragons.