Dinosaur Adventure offers something for all ages. From animatronic replicas of what the dinosaurs looked like to dinosaur rides and bounce houses. Take a step back in time and imagine the world dinos ruled.
This was our first experience with Dinosaur Adventure. We received complimentary admission in exchange for sharing our experience on the blog and social media. As always, all opinions are my own. I’d like to thank Dinosaur Adventure for hosting us for this memorable afternoon.
Dinosaur Adventure was something I’d wanted to take the kids to since I saw ads for the tour last year. I was excited to hear it was coming to Toledo this year.
We have seen our fair share of animatronic dino displays at science centers over the years (hitting science centers in the cities we visit is one of our favorite things to do). Sometimes, those displays have been a little disappointing.
Dinosaur Adventure has a couple of added bonuses that trump the science centers. In the main part of the exhibit, you get unlimited dino rides which we’ve never seen before. They also have more dinos on display than we’ve ever experienced in one dinosaur show.
Video of One Area of Animatronic Dinosaur Display
The second half of the dino fun (for which you’ll need an upgraded ticket with a wristband) really puts the experience over the top for families with young children. The activity area includes several bounce houses, different dinosaur rides, jeep rides, mini-golf and more.
For additional tickets, the kiddos can get their faces painted, pan for fossils or gems, mine and more.
Video of Unlimited Dino Rides with General Admission Tickets
We spent the majority of our time in the activity area. The boys loved seeing the dinosaurs at the beginning, but they really, really loved playing in the activity area. It’s really what made the adventure for them.
We let the kids play and explore until their little hearts were content…or just about content. They probably would have played for another hour or so but we left before meltdowns began.
They were fully engaged in the experience for a full four and a half hours before we half dragged them away to eat dinner. That’s a long time for a 4-year-old and a 6-year-old (Mari, our 1-year-old, had fun but did nap in the middle) to run around in dinosaur extasy. And they didn’t even do every single activity available!
Dinosaur Adventure was a great experience. Make sure to get the bracelet for the additional activities for the kids. It really rounded out the day and made it more interactive for the kiddos.