SoCal Families | 7 Things To Do This Week 4/18-4/22/2016

Extinct or not, children love animals! Take a little trip this week, and visit one of the Inland Empire’s cool dinosaur museums or zoos.

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4/18, Zoo – Big Bear Alpine Zoo from 10a.m. to 4p.m. Adults ages 11 and older are admitted for $12, seniors age 60+ for $9, children ages 3-10 for $9 and children under two are admitted free. Big Bear Alpine Zoo is so much more than just a place for people to check out wild animals. It’s actually a rehabilitation center that provides a safe environment for wild animals who wouldn’t be able to survive in their natural habitats. Be sure to come by early, because animal preservation happens every day at noon!  



4/19, T-Rex Museum – Cabazon Dinosaurs in Cabazon from 10a.m. to 6p.m. Admission is $10 for adults, $9 for children, $7 for Military with ID and senior citizens. Children ages two and under are admitted free. As one of the most iconic features of the desert, Cabazon Dinosaurs will make a lasting impression on animal lovers. Visit Mr. Rex the T-Rex Museum, and climb to the top to witness the stunning view through his monstrous teeth.



4/20, Petting Zoo – Oak Glen Animal Park & Petting Zoo in Oak Glen. Admission is $5 per person. Children ages two and under admitted free. There is so much to enjoy at this animal loving destination. There is an animal park, petting farm, trout farms and piglet races. Keep in mind there is an additional fee for those who want to try out trout fishing. For more information call (909) 797-4420.


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4/21, Dinosaur Museum – Raymond M. Alf Museum of Paleontology in Claremont from 8a.m. to 4p.m. Admission is $6 per person and free for children four and under (cash or check only). The countless artifacts tell a history, and the hands-on activities for children will leave a lasting impression. Visit this paleontology museum, and you’ll certainly be intrigued by these stunning, archaic exhibits. Learn more about our visit here.

4/21, Petting Zoo & Pony Rides – Petting Zoo & Pony Rides at Downtown Upland Farmers Market from 5-9p.m. Downtown Upland’s Farmers Market is new and improved! In addition to more great vendors, bounce houses and local farmers, you can now enjoy the petting zoo and pony rides! Inquire with petting zoo/pony ride vendor for pricing, but save money by purchasing both.



4/22, County Museum – San Bernardino County Museum in Redlands from 9a.m. to 5p.m. Admission ranges from $5 to $10, and children under five are admitted free.  There are many exhibits and things to do at this great museum, however the little animal lovers in your life will likely love the Hall of Geological Wonders. Here, the interactive exhibit, “Fossils Underfoot” will give visitors an inside view into paleontology and our Earth’s prehistoric past. 

4/22, Science Museum – “Harley Garbani ­­– Dinosaur Hunter” at Western Science Center from 10a.m. to 5p.m. in Hemet. Admission is $8 for adults ages 13 and older, $6.50 for students and seniors, $6 for youth ages 5 to 12 and free for children ages 4 and younger. This state-of-the-art science museum is comprised of various permanent exhibitions, one of which is perfect for dinosaur lovers.


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