Parents, you've taken the kids to all the Jurassic movies — and you know your little ones love The Big One. Now it's time to take things to the next level. You may not be able fly a twin engine to Isla Nublar, but you can load everyone into the car and head over to Redwood Acres this Friday, Sept. 18 through Sunday, Sept. 20 for serious dino adventure at Jurassic Quest — the ultra-realistic animatronic dinosaur show with almost as much bite as something out of Spielberg's studio ($18, $16, $13 for kids 12 and under, $22 kids VIP).
What could be more fun than riding a moving dinosaur (15-foot T-Rex, anyone)? Or taking a picture with walking dinos, T-Rex and Spinosaurus? How about petting a baby Triceratops (Not the mama!)? There are towering dino bounce houses and an exciting bungee cord pull, dino scooters, educational exhibits and a fossil dig where young paleontologists can get their hands dusty uncovering the bones of a T-Rex. Kids can create their own paper dinosaurs at the crafts station or have their faces painted to look like their favorite extinct giant reptile. Right now the kid in you is getting amped. No need to scale back your excitement or develop thick skin. No one's judging. They're too busy making plans to be there. Don't dino-might — dino do it.