Jennifer Broas

By Jennifer Broas

Jennifer Broas

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Walking with Dinosaurs and Kids

I have learned many things from being a Mom. One thing in particular that I am constantly reminded of would be to see things through my children’s eyes. You know those moments I’m talking about. The first time a child finds their Easter basket or meets Minnie Mouse. Or even something as unremarkable as allowing them to pick their own flower or hear a dog bark for the first time. All those moments are extraordinary for a child and they should be for you too, as you watch their eyes light up.


Recently we went to the Discovery Science Center in Santa Ana for the sneak preview of Walking with Dinosaurs, The Arena Spectacular. This event performs at the Honda Center for eight performances September 3rd – 7th. We had the privilege of experiencing a baby Tyrannosaurus Rex, up close and personal.


I’d highly recommend attending this event if you have children. The critics have called this show ‘awesome’, ‘spectacular’ and ‘breathtaking.  This updated production will showcase changes to the dinosaurs based on the latest scientific research including the likely feathering of some species. Worldwide, more than eight million people have seen this show in 243 cities and over 2,000 performances.


Ten species are represented from the entire 200 million year reign of the dinosaurs.  The show includes the Tyrannosaurus Rex, the terror of the ancient terrain, as well as the Plateosaurus and Liliensternus from the Triassic period, the Stegosaurus and Allosaurus from the Jurassic period and Torosaurus and Utahraptor from the awesome Cretaceous period.  The largest of them, the Brachiosaurus is 36 feet tall, and 56 feet from nose to tail.  It took a team of 50 – including engineers, fabricators, skin makers, artists and painters, and animatronic experts – a year to build the production. It is going to be quite the show and you don’t want to miss it!

Click here to find tickets!

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