Do you have a dinosaur lover in your family? You`re not going to want to miss this adventure then,,,
Last week, I took a time-out from my own classroom so I could spend it with my daughter in her first grade class as they went on their year-end field trip.
I have to admit, my passion for volunteering in your child's school wasn't my only motivating factor - I have been wanting to go to this place for YEARS. Take a look at our photos and you`ll understand why!
If you have any dinosaur lovers in your brood, you must make the trip to this home-run operation. It is about 90 minutes from both Ottawa and Montreal.
I got the chance to speak to the owner, Paul Dupuis, for a few brief minutes as the children were unable to contain their excitement about seeing these dinosaurs.
Over 25 years ago, Mr. Dupuis started a not-so-little project to entertain his dino-loving kids - they began building a life-sized replica of a dinosaur on their acreage. And they just kept making them!
Someone suggested that he start a business with their creations and within just two years of opening "Prehistoric World", the project paid for itself.
Now (semi) retired, he continues to welcome families and classrooms into his outdoor museum to learn more about the prehistoric era.
Each dinosaur is built to size: as you venture through the forest, every so often you round a corner and you really can get the feeling what it was actually like to live in prehistoric times as you come across these gigantic beasts.
It`s just amazing how you can walk around the bend of the path and you're suddenly being towered over by what looks like a real life dinosaur.
If you have ever wanted to know what it felt like to be in Jurassic Park - this is it!
And can we just talk about the path throughout this park for a minute? It's like it's straight out of a story book - magical!
Mr. Dupuis has informational plaques about each dinosaur long on the way. They will tell you the name of each dinosaur, the meaning of the name, and various facts.
One of the coolest features is the giant sand pit where you`re able to dig for life-size fossil replicas.
What to bring:
We very much plan on going back so we can enjoy it together as a family.
Pricing: entry fees are as follows:
Make your way there by clicking on the map below:
Melissa is a mom, wife, and early childhood educator who blogs about her journey looking for new experiences for family time.