Inside “Dinos Alive Los Angeles.”

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Dinos come to life in Los Angeles. This winter, dive into the Jurassic with this immersive indoor exhibit.

Here is a look at”Dinos Alive Los Angeles.”

The experience

This exhibition showcases 80 life-sized dinosaurs from the Triassic (250-200 MYA), Jurassic (200-145 MYA), and Cretaceous (150-66 MYA) periods.

There are four large spaces with animated dinosaurs and virtual ones. There are lighting and sound effects as you’re walking through.


For each animal, there is a sign describing its characteristics.  

Sign with dinosaur’s characteristics

Did you know?

T-Rex means Tyrant Lizard King

There is only one specimen of Yinlong, from the Chinese “Hidden Dragon,” discovered in 2004 in China. It is the oldest and most primitive ceratopsian.


Did you know?

The Spinosaurus was the largest carnivorous dinosaur (55 feet vs 50 feet for the T-Rex).
The Spinosaurus

With the virtual room, you will deep dive into the sea and discover marine life. Balls are available to throw at specimens and see them moving along.

The last two rooms are dedicated to artwork, a paleontologist’s sand box, virtual reality, and dino rides (the last two required additional fees).

One of the dinosaurs ride for kids

My review of Dinos Alive Los Angeles

This exhibit is a calling for dinos lovers but not necessarily dinos experts. I learn a few things about some species, but I expect more documentation & insights regarding the evolution of dinosaurs and the submarine world.

Aside from education, it was a fun (and pricey) experience for the family. Dinosaurs on display are some of the most week-known specimens. Both young and old enjoyed all the different animated experiences. Personally, the coloring section – see your colored dinosaur being alive and moving on the big screen – was one of my favorites alongside animated life-sized dino 😉

Article based on my visit in January 2022.

Ready to explore?

Plan your visit:

  • Exhibit on view from December 2022 – February 2023
  • Location: 1345 N Montebello Blvd, Montebello, CA 90640
  • Hours: 10:00 am- 4:00 pm Thursday-Friday, 09:00 am- 5:00 pm Sunday.
  • Admission: $35 for adults (add more $$$ for a VIP experience)
  • Duration: I spent 1 hour discovering it.
  • Parking: free parking lot
  • More information is available at

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