The last time Walking with Dinosaurs came to Milwaukee, we chose to pass on see it as Josh was still quite young and we were worried he might be frightened since we had heard how realistic the dinosaurs were. When they returned to the BMO Harris Bradley Center this time, we were super excited to see the show! We had a little preview of what we had in store for us when we met Little T (the baby Tyrannosaurus Rex) at Southridge Mall. Josh loved him immediately despite Baby T nibbling on Josh’s head.
We arrived at the show and marveled at the stage – the BMO Harris Bradley Center had been transformed into a prehistoric land. Before long, the “paleontologist” who would serve as our guide through the ages appeared and we began our journey back through time. As we entered each prehistoric age, our guide pointed out the different land formations that were prevalent and introduced the different species of dinosaurs as they made their way onto the stage.
While there were many preschool aged children who were there to see the dinosaurs, the educational component certainly held the interest of older children and adults. Josh had been learning about the theory that all of the continents were once one large one that broke up and loved how the show illustrated that concept. The guide pointed out the different characteristics of each dinosaur and described how they helped them find food, defend themselves, and survive the tough environment.
While the dinosaurs did look eerily real in their appearance and movements, the young children around us were more fascinated than afraid. There were a few moments of loud noise and flashes of light that could be startling to any children who are sensitive to those types of stimuli, but overall I think the show is appropriate for any children old enough to express an interest in dinosaurs.
The Walking with Dinosaurs tour still has lots of cities to visit and plenty of tickets available for anyone who wants to see this amazing show. Remaining cities and dates are:
Oklahoma City: Chesapeake Energy Arena, October 23 – 26, 2014
Omaha: CenturyLink Center, November 4 – 5, 2014
Kansas City: Sprint Center, November 7 – 9, 2014
Tulsa: BOK Center, November 11 – 12, 2014
Cedar Park: Cedar Park Center, November 14 – 16, 2014
Phoenix: US Airways Center, November 19 – 23, 2014
San Diego: Valley View Casino Center, November 26 – 30, 2014
Fresno: Selland Arena, December 3 – 7, 2014
Portland: Moda Center, December 10 – 14, 2014
Tacoma: Tacoma Dome, December 17 – 21, 2014
San Jose: SAP Center, December 25 – 28, 2014
Sacramento: Sleep Train Arena, January 1 – 4, 2015
Salt Lake City: Energy Solutions Arena, January 7 – 11, 2015
Learn more and find tickets at http://www.dinosaurlive.com/tourdate/
You can also connect with the tour on:
The Official Website: http://www.dinosaurlive.com
My family and I received tickets to see Walking with Dinosaurs to facilitate this review. All opinions are my own.
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