My boys have a HUGE obsession with dinosaurs (Scarlett still kinda likes them too haha) so we for sure needed to take them to Cabazon Dinosaurs!
I mean we live only an hour away so there’s no excuse. I didn’t want this stage to pass without us taking them there. I did receive questions about it after sharing a few stories on Instagram so I thought I’d share info here 🙂
There are 2 big dinosaurs by the parking lot that you don’t need to pay to see.
To enter, you do need to buy tickets! It’s $13 per adult and $11 per kid.
Our total for our family of 5 was $59. It does sound a little pricey but it’s so worth it IF your child loves dinosaurs. If you want a good shot with both dinosaurs in the shot, go to the end of the parking lot close to the Mexican drive-thru restaurant (you’re welcome).
We went towards closing time, basically the last hour. On Saturdays, they close at 7:30 and we got in at 6:30. It’s a pretty small exhibit so that’s plenty of time. We kinda had the place to ourselves the last half hour too. Another positive is that it’s not too hot anymore. I can’t imagine waiting in line INSIDE T-Rex if it was crowded and extra hot.
Oh btw, going inside the T-Rex was such a unique and fun experience!
It’s at the end of the trail so it’s nice that the kids get to see all the dinos walking towards the T-Rex then they get super excited that you can actually go inside. But a huge heads up, there is no air circulation in there until you get to the mouth. It was pretty uncomfortable to the point that we were gonna leave then come back even though there were only 2 families ahead of us. We waited maybe like 10 min max so it wasn’t too bad. I just can’t imagine if it was during a busier and hotter time.
Side note- the boys got so many compliments on their Fab Kids dinosaur shirts! Super fitting for our visit 🙂
We did miss the Wafflesaurus Food truck that serves ice-cream because they are only there from 11:30-5:30 and we got there at 6:30. Maybe next time!
Also, it’s right by Cabazon outlets so it definitely gives me an excuse to go back here!
I was a little bummed that it was closed by the time we were done at Cabazon Dinosaurs BUT hey, I saved money! Lol. Overall, is Cabazon Dinosaurs worth a visit?! Absolutely IF your kids are interested in dinosaurs 🙂