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A dinosaur festival is coming to Sydney Olympic Park this December with the aim of providing education on the prehistoric world through fun interactive exhibit displays and hands-on activities for the young and young at heart.
You'll find yourself up close and personal with 18 blinking, tail-swaying and roaring life-size animatronic dinosaurs that have been selected from the Jurassic, Triassic and Cretaceous periods. The towering carnivore T-Rex and the herbivore Brachiosaurus are just two of the giants you can admire and learn about in this exhibition.
Tailored specifically to school children (and their families), it is the perfect chance to participate in a practical activity that promotes creativity, curiosity, critical thinking, development and understanding of the importance of the immediate environment.
Whilst this unique exhibition is fun to explore, children will also learn about the tragic story of the mass extinction of the dinosaurs over 150 million years ago. Exposure to new ideas and concepts in our developing world of science and technology is another feature of this festival.
Carnival amusements provide further interest with the likes of a giant slide, swing pirate ship, cup and saucer ride, dodgem cars, a storm ride and a dragon wagon roller coaster.
A handful of street food and drink vendors will be onsite for when you need some sustenance.
Entry tickets are $15 per child (2-13yrs), $18 per Senior and $23 per adult (14yrs & over). Children under 2yrs are free. Family tickets are available with 2a & 2c costing $64. Tickets are limited and can only be purchased online.
Carnival rides attract an additional cost with prices varying between basic and advanced rides. Tickets start at $6 and these can be purchased here.
The central location is easy to get to by public transport with both trains and bus routes frequenting the area. For those driving, there are several car parks nearby. So get the kids out and about to experience this Dino-mite event with so many benefits.