It’s been a while since we’ve been able to go to a pop-up exhibit. So we were excited to check out Dinos Alive Los Angeles in Montebello. It is a fun immersion experience to check out.
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Dinos Alive Los Angeles Visiting Information
- 1345 N. Montebello Blvd, Montebello, CA, 90640
- Dates & Hours:
- Monday: 10 am – 5:30 pm (only on selected dates)
- Tuesday: Closed
- Wednesday: Closed
- Thursday: 10 am – 4 pm
- Friday: 10 am – 5 pm
- Saturday: 9 am – 5 pm
- Sunday: 10 am – 5:30 pm
- Dates and hours of operations may change. We recommend calling them or checking their website beforehand to confirm their business hours.
- General Admission (VR Experience not included): $20-32.50/person
- VIP Admission: $28-44.90/person
- Family Bundle (VR Experience not included and min of 4 tickets): $17-27.60/person
- VIP Family Bundle (min of 4 tickets): $24-38/person
- Group Bundle (VR Experience not included and min of 15 tickets): $16-25.90/person
- Kids 3 and younger are FREE.
- VIP includes VR experience (age 4+ but more suitable for ages 8+) and a magnet or poster of your choice.
- There is a $2.50 booking fee per ticket.
- Lots of life-sized animated dinosaurs.
- Interactive prehistoric aquarium.
- A small fossil area where the kids can be a paleontologist.
- Color your own dinosaur and see it displayed on the screen.
- Dinosaur ride ($4 for small, $6 for large)
- VR experience (only with VIP tickets)
- Time spent:
- 1 hour
- Pet allowed:
- Stroller friendly:
- Yes, flushable toilets.
- Gift Certificates:
- What we observed:
- Take your time to view the dinosaurs. Rushing that area will make your visit very short.
- There are also QR codes displayed for you to learn about the different dinosaurs.
- Our kids really enjoyed throwing the balls in the virtual aquarium.
- We all got excited seeing their colored dinosaurs moving in their habitat.
things to bring
- Ways to save money:
- Best to go on a weekday. You can save $12 a ticket.
- Pack a meal, snacks, and water.
- The event is indoors. You can bring a light sweater just in case it gets cold.
- What we packed:
- Light sweater, fruits, veggies, water wipes, and water.
- Where we ate or places to eat:
- We ate at Monja Taiker (2.5 miles away) and ordered the red grain pork dish. Highly recommend it! We also picked up some Vietnamese desserts from Hien Khanh (cash only).
- Recommended itinerary:
- Dinos Alive Los Angeles
- Monja Taiker for red grain pork dish.
- Hien Khanh for Vietnamese desserts.
What We Said In Our Dinos Alive Los Angeles Video
Once we were in the lobby, event staff pointed us toward the Dinos Alive entrance. Once there, we bought tickets and headed into the first section. The twisting path was littered with over 80 life-size animatronic dinosaurs. All the dinosaurs we know and love and plenty of others whose names will shake your reading ability to its core.
Our 5-year-old had a great time pointing out the dinosaurs she knew, while our two-year-old held us close, openly wondering why we came to visit the scary dinosaurs. Thankfully, she warmed up quickly once she realized they weren’t alive.
At one point, we headed into a room digitally transformed into a prehistoric ocean. All the kids in there were having a blast, using dodge balls to nail the dinosaurs swimming by in a fully interactive experience. It was really cool. I’ll admit I even got in a few dozen hits on those ferocious beasts!
In addition to the dinos
Towards the end of the experience, we walked into a fun interactive room that allowed the kids to uncover dinosaur fossils, pose for pictures, and color dinosaurs that could be digitally transferred to 3D dinosaurs walking around on the room’s big screen.
Dinos Alive’s final room was a VR experience using cordless Quest 2 headsets. We believe it’s an additional cost if you only purchased general admission tickets, but everyone there looked like they were having fun, but we opted to skip it since the kids were too young for VR.
From there, you’re dumped out into the gift shop.
Where your kids instantly forget about all of the fun they had if you pass on buying them a $25 stuffed dinosaur.
The girls tried circling back to the entrance to do it again. We were pleasantly surprised by how much they enjoyed the hour-long experience. So much we considered checking out another experience that shared the building with Dinos Alive.
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