For months little sister was anticipating the grand opening of Pangaea Land of the Dinosaurs. We have lifetime family passes to Butterfly Wonderland and annual passes to the Odysea Aquarium located near the new Arizona dinosaur park so we kept a close eye on construction all year. The Odysea in the Desert Entertainment area is full of many great unique attractions and the dinosaurs certainly add to the reasons why we frequently spend our weekends there.
The Arizona dinosaur park is a first of its kind with more than 50 life-sized animatronic dinosaurs that roam through exhibits and true-to-life recreations of prehistoric habitats. The educational experience teaches about dinosaurs with many different hands on activities and entertaining presentations. The permanent attraction opened last month but we just recently visited. Little sister wore her favorite Princess Awesome dinosaur dress for the special occasion. Our visit began meeting our guide that shared facts and walked us through the entire attraction.
We spent time learning about every dinosaur and because of the very real movements and sounds, we felt transported back to the time of the dinosaurs where we spent the afternoon interacting with these awesome creatures.
After we walked through the attraction, we participated in all the hands on activities including riding a dinosaur!
While little sister was having her face painted a roaming dinosaur walked by with his guide. We left the face painting station to watch the dinosaur dance with Pangaea friends and then pose for photos.
This friendly dinosaur smiled for his photo with little sister!
She was extra surprised when the dinosaur guide asked her to hold the dinosaur’s chain leash!
Other activities included etching, excavation and a fossil dig.
We made our way through the attraction to see all the dinosaurs a second time before we went to the souvenir booth for a photo.
We are looking forward to many more visits and because dinosaurs are little sister’s favorite, are looking into planning a special birthday party at Pangaea too!
Which dinosaur is your favorite?
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26 thoughts on “Pangaea Land of the Dinosaurs | Arizona Dinosaur Park”
Oh wow, this place is totally cool! My daughter has always had a love of dinosaurs. She would love this place!
That does seem like a great park for all kids and the dinosaurs look real. This is like a real life jarassic park without the danger.
This place looks so neat. My boys would love this. Looks like we need to pan a trip to Arizona. She looks like she had amazing time and was in her element.
This place looks so cool! I love dinosaurs myself, I’ll just leave the kids home. Lol.
Great photos! She doesn’t look the least bit scared – this would be a great place to spend the day to be entertained and learn some new things at the same time!
I’ve never been here before and I would love to take my family here. My tween is especially interested in dinosaurs and I’m sure all the kids can find something that they’d like to do after we explore the whole park!
What a super fun place to visit! My kids LOVE dinosaurs, so they would freak out if I took them to a place like this!
Since I was a young girl, I have always had a keen fascination with dinosaurs so I think that it is amazing that you have a dinosaur park near you! I believe we have a similar concept in the UK, although I have not been to the dinosaur park!
That looks like so much fun. I really like the photo ops like the smiling dino and the one that looks like you cfan ride.
That T-Rex may be friendly, but he looked like he was thinking about his next delicious snack!
this is such a fun activity to do with your kids! I love making memories!
I know my little brother would have been all over this when he was younger, and to be honest, I think he’d still really enjoy himself if we went now!!
This place looks awesome! I have always been fascinated by dinosaurs. I love this for a play date idea and will definitely be visiting next time I am in the area. I wish this was around when I was younger lol thanks for sharing this awesome find!
How did I not know this place existed? I’m always looking for educational vacation destinations for the whole family, and this may or may not be a stop on our next road trip now!
What a fun place to indulge your dinosaur obsession. I like the combination of play and learning. It’s a great way to keep kids engaged while also entertained. I’m so impressed that your daughter didn’t get freaked out by the dinosaur walking around.
This looks like so much fun! My daughter love dinosaurs, and I think we have something similar near us that I have been wanting to check out!
I have two nephews that would absolutely love a dinosaur park. I love that she got to hold the leash for the dino. What a great place.
My husband and I went to Arizona a few months ago. If we would have brought the kids along this would have been the perfect activity!
My son has been into dinosaurs since he was really small. He is 16 and still has dinosaur decor in his room. He would love this!
My 8 year old is obsessed with dinosaurs, as are his brothers. This would be something I’d never get them away from. What a cool place!
This place looks like so much fun! I think my Kiddies would absolutely love this!
This looks so cool. Actually I think it’s the same exhibit that is coming (or is here) to Cincinnati.
Your little girl seems to have fun! Well, this place is really wonderful, and best for the whole family!
This place looks so fun. I think it would be so cool to travel to all these fun places I read about.
This might end up on my bucket list for sure. It seems super cool and my son might make me Mom of the Year forever if we were able to plan this. He is seriously obsessed with dinosaurs.
His looks amazing! My kids are Dino obsessed and I think they would just die if I took them here!