Tuesday, September 16, 2008

The Past Roars to Life: The Land Before Time + Walking With Dinosaurs = Kids Off The Couch

Are your kids dino-obsessed? Do you remember when they read Danny the Dinosaur and dreamt of riding a dinosaur's back? Our kids slept with their dinosaur books, memorizing each name -- Stegosaurus, Triceratops, Tyrannosaurus Rex -- and have always wondered what it would be like to meet a real life dinosaur. But wonder no more, because...they're back! Walking With Dinosaurs is a live, theatrical show where science and animatronics meet imagination as 15 snarling, growling, life-sized dinosaurs roam the arena. Putting your kids face-to-face with a Stegosaursus, T. Rex and a Utah Raptor is not as scary as it sounds, though we don't recommend the show for kids under six. To get your kids dinosaur-ready, we review Land Before Time for little ones this week. If your bigger kids are stalwart, there's nothing like Jurassic Park or the show upon which this traveling stage show is based, the BBC's Walking With Dinosaurs. (Click here for a subscriber discount to the show, which is only in Los Angeles for THREE DAYS -- September 25 through 28, and for details on the new Dinosaur Encounters show at the Natural History Museum for younger dino-fans)

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