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If your child wants to be a paleontologist when they grow up, or if they just love dinosaurs, there are lots of great places around the country to learn and see more. From dinosaur museums to parks, discovery centers to zoos, your whole family can enjoy fun dinosaur experiences.

See towering dinosaur skeletons and real fossils, enjoy hands-on exhibits, dig for fossils in a replica of a dinosaur expedition, and lots more.

Take a look through our list of places where you can see dinosaurs and fossils around the country. See if there is someplace close to you!

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Anniston Museum of Natural History Anniston

McWane Science Center Birmingham

Alabama Museum of Natural History Tuscaloosa


Alaska Museum of Science and Nature Anchorage

Anchorage Museum Anchorage

University of Alaska Museum of the North UAF Campus Fairbanks

Pratt Museum and Park Homer

Alaska State MuseumJuneau

Sheldon Jackson Museum Sitka


Rattlesnake RanchBenson

Museum of Northern Arizona Flagstaff

Arizona Museum of Natural History Mesa

Arizona: The Grand Canyon State Phoenix

Children's Museum of Phoenix Phoenix

Phoenix Zoo Arizona Center for Nature Conservation Phoenix

Pangaea Land of the Dinosaurs Scottsdale

Navajo Moenkopi Dinosaur Tracks Tuba City


Buena Vista Museum of Natural History and Science Bakersfield

University of California Museum of Paleontology Berkeley

Galleta Meadows Borrego Springs

World's Biggest Dinosaur Cabazon Dinosaurs Cabazon

Museum of Ancient Wonder Cathedral City

Fossil Discovery Center of Madera County Chowchilla

Raymond M. Alf Museum of Paleontology Claremont

Museum of Jurassic Technology Culver City

Children's Natural History Museum Fremont

Fresno Discovery Center Fresno

Western Science Center Hemet

Children's Museum at La Habra La Habra

California Science Center Los Angeles

La Brea Tar Pits Los Angeles

Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County Los Angeles

Great Valley Museum Modesto

Museum of Natural History Morro Bay

Pacific Grove Museum of Natural History Pacific Grove

Dinosaur Caves Park Pismo Beach

Dinosaur-Caves-Park Children's Discovery Museum of the Desert Rancho Mirage

Wonder of Dinosaurs South Bay Galleria Redondo Beach

Jurupa Mountains Discovery Center Riverside

Sierra College Rocklin

San Diego Natural History Museum San Diego

California Academy of Sciences San Francisco

Ripley's Believe It of Not! San Francisco

San Francisco Botanical Garden Golden Gate Park San Francisco

Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History Santa Barbara

Kenneth S. Norris Center for Natural History Natural Sciences Santa Cruz

Santa Cruz Museum of Natural History Santa Cruz

Adventure Safaris Dinosaur Warehouse Santa Monica

Bay Area Discovery Museum Sausalito


Dinosaur Diamond National Scenic Byway through Colorado and Utah

University of Colorado Museum of Natural History Boulder

Garden Park Fossil Area 3 Canon City

Royal Gorge Dinosaur Experience Canon City

Colorado Northwestern Field Museum Craig

Delta County Historical Museum Delta

Denver Museum of Nature and Science Denver

Dinosaur National Monument Dinosaur

Museum at Dinosaur Junction Edwards

Florissant Fossil Beds National Monument Florissant

Dinosaur Journey Museum Fruita

Cross Orchards Historic Site Grand Junction

Riggs Hill Grand Junction

Picketwire Canyon Trackway La Junta

Dinosaur Ridge Morrison

Louden-Henritze Archeology Freudenthal Library Trinidad

Rocky Mountain Dinosaur Resource Center Woodland Park


Yale Peabody Museum New Haven

Dinosaur Place Oakdale

Dinosaur State Park Rocky Hill

Well's Dinosaur Haven Uncasville

Children's Museum West Hartford West Hartford


Delaware Museum of Nature & Science Wilmington

District of Columbia

Dinos Alive Washington DC Rhode Island Center Washington DC

Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History Washington DC


Bishop Museum of Science and Nature West Bradenton

Museum of Discovery and Science Fort Lauderdale

Florida Museum of Natural History Gainesville

Museum of Science & History Jacksonville

Orlando Science Center Orlando

Universal Studios Orlando's Island of Adventure Universal Boulevard Orlando

Dinosaur World Plant City

Palm Beach Museum of Natural History Wellington


Dino Safari Atlanta: A Walk-Thru Adventure Alpharetta

Georgia Museum of Natural History Natural History Building Athens

Children's Museum of Atlanta Atlanta

Fernbank Museum of Natural History Atlanta

Tellus Science Museum Cartersville

Skidaway Island State Park Savannah

Telfair Academy Savannah

Georgia Southern Museum Statesboro

Dinosaur Explore Stone Mountain Park Stone Mountain

Dinotorium Stone Mountain

West Georgia Museum of Tallapoosa Tallapoosa


Bishop Museum Honolulu

Jurassic Valley at Kualoa Ranch Kaneohe

Museum of Natural History Laie


Discovery Center of Idaho Boise

Orma J. Smith Museum of Natural History Caldwell

Museum of Idaho Idaho Falls

Children's Museum of Idaho Meridian

Idaho Museum of Natural History Pocatello

Geology Museum y Rexburg

Idaho's Mammoth Cave & Shoshone Bird Museum of Natural History Shoshone

Herrett Center Twin Falls


Children's Museum Chicago

Field Museum Chicago

Dave's Down to Earth Rock Shop Evanston

Bess Bower Dunn Museum of Lake County Libertyville

Augustana's Fryxell Geology Museum Rock Island

Burpee Museum of Natural History Rockford

Jurassic Gardens Volo


Children's Museum of Indianapolis Indianapolis


Sanford Museum & Planetarium Cherokee

Putnam Museum and Science Center Davenport

Science Center of Iowa Des Moines

National Mississippi River Museum Dubuque

University of Iowa Museum of Natural History MacBride Hall Iowa City

Dinosaur Park Sioux City


Field Station: Dinosaurs Derby

Sternberg Museum - Natural History Fort Hays State University Hays

KU Natural History Museum Lawrence

Fick Fossil & History Museum Bertrand Park Oakley

Oakley Museum at Prairiefire Overland Park

Museum of World Treasures Wichita


Dinosaur World Cave City

Kentucky Science Center Louisville

Mammoth Cave National Park Mammoth Cave


Louisiana Art and Science Museum Baton Rouge

LSU Museum of Natural Science Murphy J. Foster Hall Baton Rouge

Tulane Museum of Natural History Belle Chasse

Louisiana Children's Discovery Center Hammond

Prehistoric Park Henderson

Lafayette Science Museum Lafayette

Monroe Museum of Natural History First Floor, Hanna Hall Monroe

Audubon Nature Institute New Orleans

Sci-Port Discovery Center Shreveport


Maine Discovery Museum Bangor

Harrigan Learning Center and Museum Milo

Dinosaur Enterprises Ltd. Portland

International Cryptozoology Museum Portland

Northern Maine Museum of Science Presque Isle


National Cryptologic Museum Annapolis Junction

Maryland Science Center Baltimore

Natural History Society of Maryland Baltimore

Port Discovery Children's Museum Baltimore

Discovery Station Hagerstown

Dinosaur Bones Playground Laurel

M-NCPPC Dinosaur Park Laurel

Calvert Marine Museum South Solomons


Beneski Museum of Natural History Amherst

Museum of Science Boston

Harvard Museum of Natural History Cambridge

Peabody Museum of Archaeology and Ethnology Cambridge

Dinosaur Footprints Holyoke

Berkshire Museum Pittsfield

Springfield Museums Dinosaur Hall Springfield

EcoTarium Worcester


University of Michigan Museum of Natural History Ann Arbor

Cranbrook Institute of Science Bloomfield Hills

Wayne State University Natural History Museum Detroit

MSU Museum East Lansing

Grand Rapids Children's Museum Grand Rapids

Grand Rapids Public Museum Grand Rapids

Kalamazoo Valley Museum Kalamazoo

Impression 5 Science Center Lansing


Science Museum of Minnesota St. Paul


Mississippi Children's Museum Jackson

Mississippi Museum of Natural Science Jackson

Dunn-Seiler Geology Museum Mississippi State


Dinosaur Museum Branson

Prehistoric Fossils Branson

Ste. Genevieve Museum Learning Center . Genevieve

Mastodon State Historic Site e Imperial

Missouri Institute of Natural Science Springfield

St. Louis Science Center Dinosaurs St. Louis


Judith River Dinosaur Institute Billings

Montana Dinosaur Trail Museum of the Rockies Bozeman

Montana Dinosaur Trail, Montana Dinosaur Center (AKA, Two Medicine Dinosaur Center) South Bynum

Blaine County Museum Chinook

Montana Dinosaur Trail Blaine County Museum Chinook

Montana Dinosaur Trail Old Trail Museum Choteau

Carter County Museum Ekalaka

Montana Dinosaur Trail Carter County Museum Ekalaka

Fort Peck Interpretive Center Fort Peck

Montana Dinosaur Trail Fort Peck Interpretive Center Fort Peck

Frontier Gateway Museum Glendive

Glendive Dinosaur & Fossil Museum Glendive

Montana Dinosaur Trail Frontier Gateway Museum Glendive

Montana Dinosaur Trail Makoshika State Park Glendive

Montana Dinosaur Trail Upper Musselshell Museum Harlowton

Upper Musselshell Museum Harlowton

H. Earl Clack Memorial Museum Havre

Montana Dinosaur Trail H. Earl Clack Memorial Museum Havre

Montana Dinosaur Trail Garfield County Museum Jordan

Great Plains Dinosaur Museum Malta

Montana Dinosaur Trail Great Plains Dinosaur Museum and Field Station Malta

Montana Dinosaur Trail Phillips County Museum Malta

Phillips County Museum Malta

Montana Dinosaur Trail Depot Museum Rudyard

Rudyard Depot Museum Rudyard


Trailside Museum of Natural History Fort Robinson State Park Crawford

State Museum of Natural History Morrill Hall Lincoln

University of Nebraska State Museum Lincoln

Durham Museum t Omaha

Omaha's Children's Museum Omaha

Ashfall Fossil Beds State Historical Park Royal

Wayne State College Wayne


Berlin-Ichthyosaur State Park Austin

Las Vegas Natural History Museum North Las Vegas

Nevada State Museum Las Vegas

Springs Reserve Las Vegas

Terry Lee Wells Nevada Discovery Museum Reno

New Hampshire

Children's Museum of New Hampshire Dover

Squam Lakes Natural Science Center Holderness

Millyard Museum Manchester

SEE Science Center Manchester

Mariposa Museum & World Culture Center Peterborough

New Jersey

Camden Children's Garden Camden

Big Brook Nature Preserve Colts Neck

Allaire State Park Farmingdale

Hadrosaurus Foulkii Site Haddonfield

Liberty Science Center Liberty State Park Jersey City

Field Station: Dinosaurs Leonia

Morris Museum Morristown

Rutgers Geology Museum Geology Hall New Brunswick

Jean & Ric Edelman Fossil Park & Museum of Rowan University Sewell

New Jersey State Museum Trenton

Essex County Turtle Back Zoo West Orange

New Mexico

Ghost Ranch Abiquiu

Ruth Hall Museum of Paleontology at Ghose Ranch Abiquiu

Dragon Lights Albuquerque Albuquerque

New Mexico Museum of Natural History & Science Albuquerque

Prehistoric Trackways National Monument Las Cruces District Officet Las Cruces

Mesalands Dinosaur Museum and Natural Sciences Laboratory Tucumcari

New York State Museum Albany

New York

Penn Dixie Fossil Park & Nature Reserve Blasdell

Brooklyn Children's Museum Brooklyn

Gilboa Museum Gilboa

Museum of the Earth Ithaca

Dino Roar Valley Lake George

American Museum of Natural History New York

Children's Museum of Manhattan New York

Hall of Saurischian Dinosaurs New York

Hayden Planetarium New York

Rochester Museum of Science Rochester

Center for Science Teaching and Learning Rockville Centre

North Carolina

Appalachian Fossil Museum Blowing Rock

Museum of Life & Science Durham

Schiele Museum of Natural History & Planetarium Gastonia

North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences Raleigh

North Dakota

North Dakota Heritage Center & State Museum Bismarck

Badlands Dinosaur Museum East Dickinson


Cincinnati Museum Center Cincinnati

Cleveland Museum of Natural History Cleveland

American Museum of Natural History Dinosaur Gallery Columbus

Columbus Downtown Development Corporation Columbus

Museum of Classical Archaeology Dulles Hall Columbus

Ohio History Center Columbus

Orton Geological Museum Columbus

Akron Fossils & Science Center Copley


Rice Northwest Museum of Rocks and Minerals Hillsboro

Thomas Condon Paleontology Center Kimberly

Prehistoric Gardens Port Orford

Oregon Museum of Science and Industry Portland


Academy of Natural Sciences of Drexel University Philadelphia

Franklin Institute Philadelphia

Wagner Free Institute of Science Philadelphia

Carnegie Museum of Natural History Pittsburgh

Rhode Island

Haffenreffer Museum of Anthropology Providence

Museum of Natural History and Planetarium Providence

South Carolina

Charleston Museum Charleston

Mace Brown Museum of Natural History Charleston

Bob Campbell Geology Museum Clemson

South Carolina State Museum Columbia

Roper Mountain Science Center Greenville

Greenwood Museum North Greenwood

Brookgreen Gardens Murrells Inlet

Dino Park Myrtle Beach

Museum of York County Rock Hill

Spartanburg Science Center Spartanburg

South Dakota

Dacotah Prairie Museum Aberdeen

PaleoAdventures Belle Fourche

Tri-State Museum Belle Fourche

Children's Museum of South Dakota Brookings

Creston Dinosaur SD-44 Caputa Mini Dinosaur Park Custer

Adams Museum Deadwood

Black Hills Institute of Geological Research Hill City

Museum @ Black Hills Institute Hill City

Mammoth Site Hot Springs

World Fossil Finder Museum Hot Springs

Grand River Museum Lemmon

Petrified Wood Park & Museum Lemmon

Mitchell Prehistoric Indian Village Mitchell

Dinosaur Museum Rapid City

Dinosaur Park Rapid City

Dinosaur Park Visitor Center Rapid City

Museum of Geology O'Harra Building Rapid City

Journey Museum & Learning Center Rapids City

Great Plains Zoo & Delbridge Museum of Natural History Sioux Falls

Fossil Exhibit Trailhead Wall


Tennesssee Coon Creek Science Center Adamsville

Tennesssee Backyard Terrors and Dinosaur Park Bluff City

Tennesssee Creative Discovery Museum Chattanooga

Tennesssee Gray Fossil Site Gray

Tennesssee McClung Museum of Natural History Knoxville

Tennesssee Prairie Fossil Museum Knoxville

Tennesssee Memphis Museum of Science & History Memphis

Middle Tennessee Museum of Natural History Murfreesboro

Tennesssee Adventure Science Center Nashville

Tennesssee Tennessee State Museum Nashville

Tennesssee Discovery Park of America Union City


Perot Museum of Nature and Science Dallas

Sunland Park Dinosaur Tracks El Paso

Dinosaur Valley State Park Glen Rose

Houston Museum of Natural Science Houston Houston

Dinosaur Tracks at Government Canyon San Antonio

Houston Museum of Natural History Sugar Land


Dinosaur Diamond National Scenic Byway Utah

Dinosaur Events American Fork

Dinosaur Museum West Blanding

John Wesley Powell River History Museum Green River

Dinosaur National Monument South Jensen

Quarry Exhibit Hall at Dinosaur National Monument Jensen

Mountain America Museum of Ancient Life at Thanksgiving Point Lehi

Copper Ridge Dinosaur Trackways Moab

Mill Canyon Dinosaur Tracks Moab Field Office Moab

Moab Giants Moab

George S. Eccles Dinosaur Park Ogden

Ogden's George S. Eccles Dinosaur Park Ogden

Cleveland-Lloyd Dinosaur Quarry Price Field Office Price

Prehistoric Museum, Utah State University Eastern Price

Bean Life Science Museum Provo

BYU Museum of Paleontology Provo

BYU's Museum of Peoples and Cultures Provo

Natural History Museum of Utah Salt Lake City

St. George Dinosaur Discovery Site St. George

Dinosaur Gardens Vernal

Dinosaur Land Vernal

Utah Field House of Natural History Vernal

Western Heritage Museum Vernal


Montshire Museum of Science Norwich


Hidden Oaks Nature Center Annandale

Museum of Geosciences Derring Hall Blacksburg

Museum of Culpeper History Culpeper

Virginia Museum of Natural History Martinsville

Dinosaur Kingdom II Natural Bridge

Virginia Living Museum Newport News

Alan the Raptor Richmond

Children's Museum of Richmond Richmond

Science Museum of Virginia Richmond

Science Museum of Western Virginia Roanoke

Museum of the Middle Appalachians Saltville

Jerrassic Park - Metal Dinosaur Park Virginia Beach

Dinosaur Land White Post

Shenandoah Valley Discovery Museum Winchester


Highline Heritage Museum Burien

MaSt Center Aquarium Des Moines

Imagine Children's Museum Everett

Hisey Park Highway Tracks Granger Coyote Canyon Mammoth Site Kennewick

Moses Lake Museum & Art Center Moses Lake

Hands On Children's Museum Olympia

Stonerose Interpretive Center & Eocene Fossil Site Republic

Lasting Legacy Wildlife Museum Ritzville

Burke Museum of Natural History Seattle

Dinos Alive Seattle

Pacific Science Center Seattle

Woodland Park Zoo Seattle

Mobius Discovery Center Spokane

Northwest Museum of Arts and Culture Spokane

Children's Museum of Tacoma Tacoma

Point Defiance Zoo & Aquarium Tacoma

West Virginia

West Virginia State Museum Charleston

Harrison County Parks & Recreation Clarksburg

Lost World Caverns Lewisburg

Spark! Imagination and Science Center Morgantown

West Virginia Geological & Economic Survey Morgantown

Grave Creek Mound Historical Site Moundsville


Neville Public Museum Green Bay

Dinosaur Discovery Museum Kenosha

Kenosha Public Museum Kenosha

Children's Museum of La Crosse La Crosse

Geology Museum Madison

Jurustic Park Marshfield

Weis Earth Science Museum Menasha

Milwaukee County Zoo Milwaukee

Milwaukee Public Museum Milwaukee

Colossal Fossils Downtown Museum Wausau


Tate Geological Museum Casper College Casper

Werner Wildlife Museum Casper

Cheyenne Depot Museum Cheyenne

Wyoming State Museum Barrett Building Cheyenne

Buffalo Bill Center of the West Cody

Campbell County Rockpile Museum Gillette

Paleon Museum Glenrock

Big Horn Basin Geoscience Center Greybull

Geological Museum Laramie

University of Wyoming Anthropology Museum Laramie

Anna Miller Museum Newcastle

Carbon County Museum Rawlins

Western Wyoming Community College Rock Springs

Wyoming Dinosaur Center Thermopolis

Washakie Museum & Cultural Center Worland





Big Valley Creation Science Museum Big Valley

Telus Spark Science Centre Calgary

Fossil World Dinosaur Museum Drumheller

Midland Provincial Park Drumheller

Royal Tyrrell Museum of Palaeontology Drumheller

World's Largest Dinosaur Drumheller

Paleontology Museum Edmonton

Royal Alberta Museum Edmonton

University of Alberta Museums Edmonton

Jurassic Forest Gibbons

Grand Prairie Museum & Heritage Village Grand Praire

Dinosaur Provincial Park Visitor Centre Iddesleigh

Dinos Centre Inc. Innisfail

Devil's Coulee Dinosaur Heritage Museum Warner

Philip J. Currie Dinosaur Museum Wembley

British Columbia

Courtenay and District Museum & Palaeontology Centre Courtenay

Hand of Man Museum Duncan

Hudson's Hope Museum Hudson's Hope

Okanagan Heritage Museum Kelowna

Museum of Natural History Nanaimo

The Exploration Place Prince George

Qualicum Beach Museum Qualicum Beach

Museum of Surrey Surrey

Tumbler Ridge Museum Tumbler Ridge

Beaty Biodiversity Museum Vancouver

Museum of Anthropology at UBC Vancouver

Pacific Museum of Earth Vancouver

Science World Vancouver

Okanagan Science Centre Vernon

Dino Lab Inc. Victoria

Royal BC Museum Victoria


Canadian Fossil Discovery Centre Morden

Ed Leith Cretaceous Menagerie Winnipeg

Manitoba Museum Winnipeg

New Brunswick

Quartermain Earth Science Centre Fredericton

New Brunswick Museum Saint John

Newfoundland and Labrador

Johnson Geo Centre St John's

The Rooms St John's

Northwest Territory

Northern Life Museum Fort Smith

Norman Wells Historical Centre Norman Wells

The Prince of Wales Northern Heritage Centre Yellowknife

Nova Scotia

The Nova Scotia Museum of Natural History Halifax

Joggins Fossil Cliffs Joggins

Fundy Geological Museum Parrboro


Prehistoric World Morrisburg

Canadian Museum of Nature Ottawa

Ontario Science Centre Toronto

Royal Ontario Museum Toronto

Quinte Museum of Natural History Trenton

Earth Sciences Museum Waterloo


Pointe-du-Buisson / Quebec Museum of Archeology Beauharnois

Musee du Fjord La Baie

Musee du Squelette L'lsle-Verte

Montreal Museum of Archaeology Montreal

Montreal Science Centre Montreal

Redpath Museum Montreal

Fossilarium du Nord Notre-Dame-du-Nord

Miguasha National Park Nouvelle

Museum of Civilization Quebec

Musee de la nature Saint-Tite-des-Caps

Musee de la nature et des sciences de Sherbrooke Sherbrooke


Royal Saskatchewan Museum Eastend

Royal Saskatchewan Museum Regina

Prairie Jurassic Laser Tag & Arcade Saskatoon

Museum of Natural Sciences, University of Saskatchewan Saskatoon


Dawson City Museum Dawson City

MacBride Museum Whitehorse

Yukon Beringia Interpretive Centre Whitehorse

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