Is your house filled with tiny dinosaur toys and constant dinosaur roars? Is your kiddo always digging for fossils and drawing different dinosaurs? Then you will want to plan on visiting one of these dinosaur attractions.  While most will require a drive and possibly a stay, your dinosaur-loving kiddos will have the best time.

Where to See Dinosaurs

900 Exposition Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90007

The Natural History Museum is a wonderful place to take your dinosaur loving kid.  The Museum has a dinosaur hall has award-winning exhibits, that feature stunning, three-horned triceratops, a pregnant plesiosaur, a T-Rex, and so much more. You can also visit the Dinosaur Lab and watch real scientists prepare fossils every day.

2345 Searl Parkway
Hemet, Ca 92543

The Natural History Museum is located in the Inland Empire. It is known for being the home of the Pacific Mastodon. You will enjoy the museum as you discover the past, explore the present and learn about the region’s ancient history.

5801 Wilshire Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90036

The La Brea Tar Pits are a MOST! You will see the tar pits bubbling and fossils excavated from the pits. It is truly a wonderful experience if you love dinosaurs.

7621 Granite Hill Drive
Jurupa Valley, California 92509

If you love dinosaurs and nature, you will want to visit this center!

50770 Seminole Drive
Cabazon, CA 92230

The Cabazon Dinosaurs have long been regarded as one of the most iconic roadside attractions. Mr. Rex, Dinny and their more than 70 dinosaur friends provide perfect picture photo ops for you and your loved ones.  Our dinosaur walk features a slew of dinosaurs, a dino dig and fossil panning that kids will enjoy.

Third Street Promenade
Third Street between Broadway Avenue and Wilshire Blvd.
Santa Monica, CA

You will be amazed by the 6 sculptural topiary dinosaurs by French artist couple (known as Les Lalanne).  The sculpture are transformed into fountains as they “spew” streams of water from their mouths. You will love walking around and viewing them.

1175 West Baseline Road
Claremont, CA 91711-2199

Explore the history of our planet from trilobites to dinosaurs in the Alf Museum’s Hall of Life, and follow in the tracks of extinct camels and elephants in the Hall of Footprints. The Alf Museum is proud to participate in Museums for All. Present your Electronic Benefits Transfer (EBT) card, Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) card, or Women, Infants, & Children (WIC) card along with a photo ID at the Admission Kiosk to receive free admission for up to 4 guests per family.

1815 Hawthorne Blvd.
Redondo Beach, CA  90278

If you have a Dino-loving kid, they will definitely enjoy the exhibits of a vast array of static and robotic dinosaurs with scientific information about them!

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Cascia Smith
Cascia was born and raised in the Arizona heat. While receiving her Pre-Med degree at HIU in California, a blonde, surfing, skateboarding boy stole her heart. In 2004, she married Chuck and had many adventures living in Arizona, California and Colorado. They now call Simi Valley home and have three wild and curious children - Becker (10), Bodie (7) and Lyla (6). She has been blessed to be a teacher, summer camp staff/program director, SAHM and now the owner of Ventura County Mom Collective. Playing guitar, writing songs, and reading any and every parenting book helps keep her sane and happy! A good cup of coffee or a bubbly La Croix can usually be found in her hand! She tries to live by the motto "I'd rather recover from failure than live with regret.


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