Neighborhood Travels

Dino Fest 2019 – Los Angeles

Last weekend my grown-up kids and I went to the Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County to see dinosaurs.  Our trip coincided with the annual Dino Fest, billed as “Two Days of All Things Dinosaur.”   What fun!

While we didn’t dig deep into the show, we did stop by the exhibitor booths.  These areas were awash with families, so we didn’t spend a lot of time.  We zeroed in on my daughter’s passion, Jurassic Park.

Jurassic Con's display with the T-Rex from Jurassic Park
Jurassic Con exhibited a Stan Winston Studios T-Rex!

I want to thank the men at the Jurassic Con booth for letting me come behind the table to take a few photos!

We also went outside to see the Jurassic Park cars.  I took far too many photos of these things!

Jurassic Park cars outside the Natural History Museum
Jurassic Park replica vehicles outside the Natural History Museum

I must have missed some information or a program.  I think it would have been helpful to know about the people who created these cars.  On the other hand, I like the plush animals riding in some of the jeeps.

Of course, there are lots of dinosaur-related things at the museum.  The Dueling Dinos square off in the South Entrance.  There’s also an entire Dinosaur Hall!

Dinosaur Hall at the Natural History Museum
Dinosaur Hall at the Natural History Museum

As you can see, this is a great place for young paleontologists.  The Dino Fest adds a carnival spirit.

On a more serious note, the Natural History Museum is also featuring an exhibit about Antarctic Dinosaurs.  I’ll probably write a post about that at a later date.  For now, consider this image a teaser.

Sauropodomorph from Mt. Kirkpatrick, Antarctica
Sauropodomorph from Mt. Kirkpatrick, Antarctica

This animal lived at the South Pole about 190 million years ago.  The climate was warm and humid, very different from today’s polar region.

To see more images from Dino Fest, including a velociraptor, please click here.




Elizabeth Boatman

Traveler, explorer, memory maker and someone who's just downright curious about stuff. It's all about finding joy.


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