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.

theNAT

Go BIG exploring two dino exhibits at theNAT. Discover dinos and fossils over 75-million years old. Littles love cranking the knob to make the dinosaur run. Bigger kids dig the new interactive Ultimate Dino Exhibit where high-tech brings dinosaurs alive. Hungry? Grab a cup of joe and a quick snack at the Dinosaur Cafe. The best way to say it’s time to go, promise to check-out the museum store on the way out.

Hours: Daily, 10 a.m.-5 p.m.
Cost: $28/adult; $15/youth; free for children under 3 (includes Ultimate Dino Exhibit)

Balboa Park
1788 El Prado
San Diego, Ca
619-232-3821
Online: sdnhm.org

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

––Nikki Walsh