We went to Walking with Dinosaurs at the Iowa Events Center last night. This is an educational/real life/real size show about Dinosaurs. And can I say it was REALLY COOL, if not a little scary also. We took all 3 kids and there were times Joseph was glued scared to his seat, wide eyed and terrified, mostly the T-Rex part! Sarah was sitting on my lap the whole time and when it was scary or loud she would lay on me, I would cover her other ear and hum "I am a Child of God", but she wanted to see what was going on. Megan was next to Brent and hugging his side during some of the thunder or scary T-Rex.
There was a palleanthologist (?) narrating it, and we "traveled" back in time to see the dinosaurs. These dinosaurs were so real looking and loud. It was very.....awesome. I was a little worried about the seats, 1-because I bought them the night before we went, 2-becasue they were $24, and kind of near the front on the lowest section of seating. So I was thinking why would they be the lowest price near the front, the seats went around in a semi-circle and we were at one the the beginning ends to it. I was thinking "is there going to be something in the way of us seeing the show?" "Were these just not good seats?" the other seats next to us were $60 then $35 above us. But we got there, found our seats and they were perfect, especially for the lowest price. We were on row R up from A, so not to far up, right at the edge and had a perfect view to everything. I don't think you could have had a bad seat, unless you were up in the nose bleed section, which was the other option I almost chose. Anyway, enough about the seats.
If you ever get the chance to go and you think your kids can handle it.....GO. It was well worth it. My kids were wide eyed with wonder one minute, terrified the next, excited after that, laughing and having fun the next minute. They talk now about it like they weren't scared, I was afraid they might have nightmares last night, but I didn't hear a peep from any of them! My only regret is that I forgot the camera, argh! We had lots of fun, So go see it next time you see it in town!