There are some out there convinced that life as we know it was created a mere 9000 years ago (if not sooner) by the Almighty. A sea was parted and our animal friends were preserved two at a time during a massive flood. Those must have been some magical times.
If you would like to pursue that same sense of wonder, but on a realistic scale, you may want to head to the Arizona Science Center's showcase of "Giant Mysterious Dinosaurs" that weren't quite Arc worthy.
The largest touring collection of dinosaur skeletons and robotics has made its way to Phoenix in spectacular fashion. Spot exotic and enormous findings from all over the world, while learning of growth and evolution through sight, sound, and smell. Elements of the exhibit will show in detail how these monstrosities lived -- from eating habits to reproduction.
Oct. 7-Nov. 21, 10 a.m.-5 p.m.; Nov. 23-Dec. 24, 10 a.m.-5 p.m.; Dec. 26-Jan. 21, 10 a.m.-5 p.m., 2012