Dinosaurs. I don’t know about you but ever since I was a little kid, I’ve been fascinated by these creatures. I remember my first dinosaur exhibition, I was 8 years old and we popped over to Edinburgh for the day so I could see all the giants in “real life”. I was mesmerized and 25 years later, I’m still in awe.
So when this new touring exhibition from New Zealand popped up at Kelvingrove Museum here in Glasgow, I knew I had to check it out. Luckily, I’m not the only one in my family who loves dinosaurs. My little nephew Oliver, who is 3, is currently fascinated with them. He watches cartoons, collects little figurines and books all about the creatures. He also loves trying to scare you with his rawr. He can be scary when he wants to be!
Hatching The Past: Dinosaur Eggs & Babies toured the world before debuting in the UK at Kelvingrove Museum. While making your way through the exhibition, you can learn about dinosaur families, how they lived and cared for the young, excavate your own dinosaur eggs and fossils, see skeletons of a Tarbosaurus and Probactrosaurus and also get up close to two dinosaur models which look so realistic, you don’t know whether you should run away!
I loved how family friendly Hatching The Past exhibition was, children could touch near enough every exhibit, get their hands dirty and educate themselves at the same time. Oliver certainly loved being able to stick his head in the mouth of one of the dinosaurs and had the fright of his life when my dad, who popped over from Paris, came up behind him and screamed rawr. The poor little boy jumped for his life! It was hilarious. Yes, we are evil, but Oliver was laughing his head off a few seconds later then tried to scared the dinosaur himself. It’s all good.
I look a lot of photographs on Sunday, the Hatching The Past exhibition is in Glasgow until 16th August 2015 so make sure you check it out! It’s a fun afternoon out for everyone and if you are really evil, why don’t you try scare someone yourself?
- Adult- £5/£3
- Age 5-15 years- £2
- Under 5s- Free
- Family ticket for 2 adults and 2 children- £10