In 2014, we visited the Museum of Western Colorado for the first time. My daughter was 3 years old, so Glenn and I thought she would love a dinosaur museum. As we walked in, we paid for our tickets, and saw a quick movie in their lobby. Then entered the museum…. What we didn’t know about this museum, is there are dozens of animatronic dinosaurs all over the place. They are full scale, and look very real. My 3-year-old walked in, and the T-rex made eye contact with her, and she instantly got scared. She climbed into my arms, and we walked directly to the gift shop.
LOL. Glenn was a little annoyed that we gave up that quickly, but I knew it would have been a losing battle. We hung out in the Gift Shop for an hour, and took off down the road.
Then in 2015 and 2016, we returned when the girls were much older and mature. They really liked the museum, but Lauren would often skirt the edges of the building as far as she could get from the robotic beasts.