It only took a few gazillion years.
About 60 animatronic dinosaurs and "museum quality dinosaur replicas" will invade the Judson F. Williams Convention Center Aug. 2-4, which will coincide with the opening weekend of the Plaza Classic Film Festival across the street.
The show is called "Discover the Dinosaurs" and includes a recreation of a dig for dinosaur fossils, a theater that shows educational videos, rides (including a T-Rex) and various activities for the young 'uns, including coloring, inflatables and even mini-golf. The animatronic critters are arranged into 8 to 10 exhibit areas.
The touring exhibit will be open from noon to 9 p.m. Aug. 2, 10 a.m.-8 p.m. Aug. 3 and 10 a.m.-7 p.m. Aug. 4.
There are two kinds of admission packages. Get those debit cards ready, moms and dads (y tios/tias and abuelos/abuelas).
For the exhibit only, which includes the dinos, the dig, the dino theater, a coloring area and a scavenger hunt, the cost is $17 for 13 and up, $15 for seniors and children $12 for kids 12 and under. Those tickets will be available at the door.
Rides, which include the T-Rex and a triceratops, are an additional $5 and $6 per ride.
The Exhibit Plus packages includes all the above, plus unlimited rides, golf and inflatables, the price is $20 for adults and children 2-12, $15 for seniors.
Children 1 and under are free.
Two other activities — panning for gems and fossils, and dino face painting — are an additional $12.
Exhibit Plus and the panning and face painting tickets are available at discoverthedinosaurs.com.