The Wonder of Dinosaurs is the largest indoor display of dinosaurs on the West Coast and it’s right here in our backyard of Redondo Beach. That’s right, it’s located at 1815 Hawthorne Blvd., inside South Bay Galleria. With two floors of displays boasting scientific information and fun facts on each dinosaur (more than 100 of them, both static and robotic!), along with a dinosaur-themed activity center featuring an 18-hole mini-golf course, mazes and kiddie rides (think a dino-dig, dinosaur egg carousel, dinosaur train and robotic T-Rex rides), both adults and kids can have tons of fun.
Guests can pan for fossils, gemstones and gold. Wonder of Dinosaurs is open daily (except Thanksgiving and Christmas).
Admission (Mon-Fri 10am-8pm):
$16 for children ages 2-12
$8 for adults 13-54
$7 for seniors 55+
Admission (Sat 10-7:30pm ; Sun 11-6:30pm):
$18 for children
$10 for adults
$7 for seniors
There’s also a couple of special opportunities to check out the dinosaurs: Happy-o-Saurus Hour (Monday-Thursday from 6-8 p.m.), which costs $10 for children, $3 for adults with paying child admission, and $8 for children 2 and younger; as well as the Tot-o-Saurus Special (Monday-Thursday from 10 a.m.-noon), which is $10 for children ages 2-5 and $3 for accompanying adults. It is best to park in P4 and enter through the third-level mall doors.
And that’s not all…Redondo Beach also offers a few other opportunities for adults to take their kids to enjoy a fun day together.
Ready to Play & Party at The COOP South Bay?
The COOP South Bay is one of the most popular play and party space in Redondo Beach. It’s located at the Greenstreet Retail Center that offers more than 3,000 square feet of indoor and outdoor play areas complete with a gigantic ball pit; an electronic Lightspace game and dance floor; giant spiral slide; rope climbing tube; reading nook; dress-up items (including capes and tutus); and more.
For the parents:
➤ Comfortable seating areas,
➤ Great sound system for background music
➤ A full espresso bar
➤ Selection of current lifestyle magazines
➤ A relaxing outdoor patio with giant big-screen TVs.
Admission is $12 per child for all-day play Tuesday-Friday, and $10 per child on Monday, with free admission for parents, caregivers and children 9 months and younger.
The retail center provides five free designated parking spots for party and day play guests, as well as additional free parking in two lots. Free parking also is available on Gertruda Avenue.