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.

San Diego Botanic Garden

A dino dig for toddlers and preschoolers! Find the dinosaur sandbox in the Seeds of Wonder Children's Garden. Little hands can search for plastic dinosaurs hidden in the sand. It’s easy and dino-tastic. Kiddos will also love playing around the larger dinosaur sculptures in the Garden. Before you leave, be sure to climb through Toni's Tree House and watch the train climb through the mountains.

Hours: Daily, 9 a.m.-5 p.m.
Cost: $14/adult; $8/child; free for children under 3; $2 parking

230 Quail Gardens Dr.
Encinitas, Ca

photo: San Diego Botanic Garden

Where do you go to see dinosaurs around San Diego? Tell us about it below.

––Nikki Walsh