We took the kids to see Walk with the Dinosaurs last Thursday night. We didn't tell them we were going. We didn't tell them anything at all about it. We have kept it quiet since April, when we bought the tickets. It was a good show, and the best part about it, was the sudden interest both kids have taken in dinosaurs lately. It might have something to do with the interactive dino exhibit at the Calgary Zoo [only there until October 31st, don't forget] But the timing couldn't have been better. I think I mentioned that a couple of weeks ago, Mason got out a ton of dinosaur books from the library. 13 to be exact. He's got his nose in them, reading interesting facts... Of course he shares much of that info with us [and more] So we were tickled that as the date for Walk with the Dinosaurs got closer, he seemed to get more and more interested.
The night before we went, the show opened up in Calgary, and there was a blurb on the news. Madelyn heard it and came running. She gasped, covered her mouth and said "People are WALKING WITH DINOSAURS?" She asked then and there, "Can we go?" We didn't lead on that we were going.
In fact, we finally got to the Saddledome the next day, and they STILL didn't know what we were doing. Once we got inside, and found our seats, they realized what we were there to see, and they were both beyond thrilled. They kept thanking us and telling us it was "The BEST day of my life". It's so very rewarding to do something like this, and KNOW that they really appreciated it.
Here are a few pics. We weren't allowed to use a flash [not that it would have helped any way]. The pictures aren't great, but they're still a memory of what we got to see. It did seem like the dinosaurs were really there in front of you. A combination of mechanical robots and people in costumes. It was very well done.
It was a bit on the pricey side, but if you have a budding young paleontologist, or dinosaur lover, you won't be disappointed.