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Happy Anniversary Ogden Dinosaur Park! This year marks the 20th anniversary of the George S. Eccles Dinosaur Park in Ogden and the tots and I went to check it out, along with their cousins.
Ogden Dinosaur Park consists of a museum surrounded by a collection of outdoor dinosaur statues and a children’s playground. Little g and Big E most enjoyed the dinosaur playground where you slide down a Pteradactyl, climb inside a dino skull and run under a Brachiosaurus.
What little g didn’t like were the dinosaur noises sounding in the bushes. She spent most of the time with hands over her ears to block out the noise.
From Triceratops to Brontosaurus we explored the gardens on a quest to find the coolest creature. The kids all decided this was it – Velocoraptor! It was fun to see the dinosaurs in their “natural habitat”.
Inside the museum were fossils, interactive displays and complete dinosaur skeletons. The best part for me was an animatronic T rex and Triceratop family that moved like real dinosaurs did (I imagine). There’s also an area to watch paleotologists brushing, catogorizing and caring for dinosaur bones in real time.
Although the museum was cool, my tots and I visited it as almost an after thought since the outdoor dinosaurs were so fun. It was also cool to see the Halloween decor set up for their Haunted Halloween Carnival. If you’re interested in that you better act fast, October 25 and 26th are the final days!
Price: $7.00 adults, $5.00 kids ages 2-12
Time: 1-3 hours
Tips: Check out their different seasonal activities at www.dinosaurpark.org.