It was worth it though. They had actual EXPERTS on staff that I could discuss up to date controversies about the bone structure of the Allosaurus with.
Yeah, there were a few lines but when you have the opportunity to actually dig for a fossil who wouldn't be willing to wait. It was intense!
My desire to actually TOUCH a fossil got me in a little bit of trouble but they were willing to placate me a bit and boy did I take advantage when they gave me the opportunity.
And finally the ultimate prize. I got INKED. It took me a bit of time but I got all my stamps and became a certified Junior Paleontologist. Not every parent had the patience to deal with their child through every exhibit but Daddy did even if in the last line I was complaining about hunger pains.
Respect the Mammoth!