Have I mentioned that I love The Clay Center? Well, I do! And my kids do, too! We love Earth City, Health Royale, and the Gizmo Factory. We love visiting the art gallery, the planetarium, and watching a film on the giant screen. And, we love the ever-changing Mylan Explore-atory.
Currently in the Mylan Explore-atory is a wonderful exhibit called “Be The Dinosaur”. The Clay Center pulled out all the stops on this one!
“Be the Dinosaur fuses state-of-the-art video game technology with traditional paleontology exhibits that feature full-size dinosaur bones, a paleontology field station, a Safari Jeep and much more. Thanks to highly interactive simulator pods, guests can “become” an actual living, breathing dinosaur within a virtual Cretaceous Era ecosystem. Younger guests can take part in our Dino Dig, where everyone leaves with a dino-mite prize! The exhibit will also feature dinosaur artifacts and activities exploring dino defenses, size, colors and lifestyles.”- The Clay Center Website.
I enjoy all the exhibits that come to the Explore-atory, but I must say this has been my favorite.
My kids especially loved the Safari Jeep.
Who doesn’t love digging for dinosaur fossils?
In this little box, you can dig up toy dinosaurs…and you even get to keep one! My kids are big fans of plastic animals, especially dinosaurs.
Build your own dino scene at this station.
My, would you look at that footprint!
We had a blast at the Dino-Morphs station where you can build a dinosaur using the pieces provided.
We had a little too much fun putting the dinos together the wrong way. Have you ever seen a dinosaur with a head on the front and backside?
No dinosaur exhibit would be complete without a giant dinosaur head.
By visiting all the stations in this exhibit, you learn about dinosaurs, paleontologists, fossils, extinction, and many other interesting facts. You also get tips for how to play the Be The Dinosaur video game situated in the center of the room.
This was my favorite part of the exhibit. What can I say? I’m a video game fan!
My kids and hubby enjoyed it, too. And they learned enough about dinosaur survival that they were able to keep their dinos alive for the whole game…Congratulations! You Survived The Cretateous Era!
We really enjoyed playing at this exhibit, and can’t wait for the next exhibit “Brain Teasers 2” coming in January. After becoming dinosaurs, we took time to play at the rest of the exhibits, and no trip to The Clay Center would be complete without a visit to our favorite…Earth City!
Look! It’s all decked out for Christmas!
Oh, the hours we’ve spent in this room! My kids could stay here forever.
I love days spent at The Clay Center…we’ll be back very soon!
Here’s a little Christmas cheer for you. May all my lovely bloggers out there have a very merry Christmas!