Got a Jurassic-loving junior on your hands? From dusting off old bones to learning what a Brachiosaurus ate, we’ve dug up some pint-sized paleontologist fun. Scroll through our slideshow to learn where to get the dirt on these giant creatures in and near San Diego.

Los Angeles Natural History Musuem

The dinosaur hall alone makes this place worth the drive. From T. Rex's and Stegosauruses to flying Pteranodons, you’ll feel like you landed in Jurassic Park. Bigger kids delight in the Dinosaur Encounter show where a very large T.Rex and Triceratops come to life. Bring a picnic and eat outside or opt to buy lunch at the museum grill (fairly new!) with healthier food options.

Hours: Daily, 9:30 a.m.-5 p.m.
Cost: $12/adult; $5/child; free for children under 3

900 W Exposition Blvd.
Los Angeles, Ca
213-763-3466
Online: nhm.org

photo: Maarten Heerlien via Flickr

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––Nikki Walsh