Did you know that there is a dinosaur themed adventure park in Southern Utah? Located just outside of the town of Moab, the Moab Giants Dinosaur Park and Track Museum is the perfect place to have some fun and learn about dinos. Utah is famous (in certain circles) for the various species of dinosaurs that lived here, and the Moab Giant Park has done a great job replicating the environment in which they lived.
The first thing you’ll notice when visiting the Moab Giants Dinosaur Park is the impressive full-sized sculptures of dinosaurs. You can walk right underneath some of them, grateful they aren’t alive to gobble you up right now. Several trails will lead you past different groups of dinosaurs that inhabited the Moab region eons ago.
There are a number of other exciting educational venues at the park as well. In the Paleo Camp kids can learn the methods and techniques of a working dig-site. They can practice on some buried plastic “fossils”. The Tracks Museum has some very cool interactive exhibits, which help teach you all about track fossils. You get to learn about how they’re made, and why they’re so important to paleontologists. And don’t forget to stop by the theatre for a beautifully-shot infotainment film – in 3D, of course.
But, for us, the biggest showstopper at the Moab Giants Park is the 5D Paleoaquarium. It’s like being submerged in the ancient waters of the past. And it’s pretty fantastic. Just watch out for that Megalodon!
For more information, including ticket prices, driving directions and special events, visit their official site. Go play with the dinosaurs!