Prehistoric Forest

Discover Dinosaurs in the Wild

Through September 2

Take a stroll back in time and come face-to-face with dinosaurs on the banks of Mission Creek! Meet a Tyrannosaurus rex, the formidably armored Stegosaurus, high-crested Parasaurolophus, and Triceratops and Ankylosaurus mamas with their young. These hand-crafted moving animatronics spark the imaginations of dinosaur-lovers of all ages.

The exhibit is included in Museum admission. 

Thanks to our generous exhibit sponsors CLU/KCLU, Museum League, Walter J. & Holly O. Thomson Foundation, and Montecito Bank & Trust.