This post is way, way, WAY overdue – we actually went to Field Station Dinosaurs over a month ago! Mommy put a “no present” clause on my birthday invite (crazy, right?), but Aunt Angela cheated a little and subsidized our trip to go see Life Size Animatronic Dinosaurs. You guys? Did you catch that? Life. Size. Dinosaurs.
Sorry. Ahem. I really like the dinos – and this was a win-win idea, because I had a fun adventure for my birthday and Mommy & Daddy didn’t have to find space for any more *stuff.*
Field Station Dinosaurs is about the size of Central Park Zoo – definitely doable in a few hours – and it’s set up like a zoo, too. You get a passport when you go in to find the different attractions and you can get stamps for participating in the activities (shows, coloring, legos, etc).
When we first arrived, I hung out on Daddy’s back – and wasn’t particularly interested in getting down right away… I mean, I do love the dinosaurs, but life size? They’re REALLY big, you guys. Plus? They move! And roar! It’s maybe a little bit daunting.
I did eventually get brave and walk on my own, and was only mildly scarred for life when the *very first* dinosaur that we saw after I got down roared and moved as SOON as we walked up to it. I may or may not have run away crying.
It was a Baryonyx, and clearly I got over my anxiety and went back to see him – but look at those teeth! Who can blame a guy for being spooked? And I don’t know who those Field Station guys think they’re fooling, but if he wanted to get out that dinky little rope fence isn’t stopping him.
It took me hours to work myself up to posing near a T-Rex, though. The first time we went up to the lookout where the biggest one was, I fled to a nearby tent where I found a seat to watch a show instead.
That’s okay Mommy, if he charges just throw Baby Lulu at him and run. I’ll be here in the seat I found all by myself, watching the educational musical about pterosaurs…
We spent a fantastic day and saw All The Dinosaurs. (I even worked my way up to posing with a T-Rex.)
And? I pet a stegosaurus!
This might be Mommy’s favorite picture of the day:
I love how Baby Lulu is like “ummm, Dad? Don’t look now, but there is a dinosaur RIGHT THERE.” Meanwhile, Daddy is seriously unconcerned.
It was a really sunny day, so I made sure to remember to put on my sunscreen!
We had SO much fun – and a tip, for my local peeps (the Field Station is in Secaucus): Buy your tickets online. They’re cheaper – but you have to buy them the day before…