Also, today visited the new DinoQuest adventure at Discovery Science Center in Santa Ana (shameless promotion! dun dun dun). Like I’ve said before in another long boring entry I wrote some time ago, the DinoQuest adventure is the physical companion to the stuff that I’ve been working on (and still working on) for the past few months. It’s kind of quirky and wierd and uncertain on its true educational value, but you should check it out simply because it really is like nothing you’ve seen before.

(also the kids are beating pretty hard on the equipments… go before the delicate electronics become too broken to work…)

Should you decide to go check it out, here’s what I’d recommend:

1) Go with friends/family… nothing is ever fun to do alone, I speak from experience.
2) Although you’re going in as a group, just get one transmitter and share it. It’s cheaper, things get done faster, and you don’t have to hear the in game dialogs repeat over and over again.
3) To activate the wand… ur I mean “transmitter”, you have to swing it enough for the motion sensor to fire a signal. If you hear something inside the wand rattle, you’re on the mark.
4) To collect mundane points that have absolutely no meaning except for bragging rights, wave your wa…transmitter at random fossil jackets, amber enclosed mosquitos, crystal groves, and the like.
5) You can skip any dialog except the mission completion one by touching the screen.
6) Feel free to poke/annoy all the field workers until they show you where everything you need to find are.

Fees breakdown are as follows: $3 for parking, $12.95 to get into the museum, $5 for a two hour rental of the wand.. transmitter! I mean transmitter!, you might need to buy 2 additional hours for $5 more so do the math (parking is shared, and obviously if you only get one transmitter the rental costs are shared as well). I’m not quite sure about the costs though since I… got everything for free. Hey, I’m an insider, I gotta have some perks right?

So yeah, get out there. See that thing above your head? It’s called the sun.

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