So the day after visiting the oasis preserve we headed out, for the second time, to the cultural center. We were about 40 minutes into the drive when I saw some giant dinosaurs off the highway. Hmmmmm. They were adjacent to the Cabazon Outlet Mall. There were picnic tables under one of the dinosaurs. Would lunch under a dinosaur be good enough? Could I call that a field trip? But then I saw the sign, of which I cut off the main part with my fabulous photography.
On the left part of the sign, the part not in the picture, it says Mr. Rex's Dinosaur Adventure - Robotic Dinosaur Museum. Sounds good? Yep. So we paid a hefty fee and went in.
It was a cute "museum", but not fully-functioning. Out of about 25 dinosaurs, three were working and making dinosaur noises. But that was sufficient to scare the girls so I was okay with it. Most of my pictures are too dark, but here is one of a moving dinosaur.
The robotic dinosaurs were inside and the larger non-robotic ones were outside. Each dinosaur had a little sign with information about it and the girls remembered quite a bit of what they learned in preschool last year.
Neither wanted to put their hands in this mouth but their sadistic momma talked them into it. They looked around for cords to make sure it wasn't robotic!
The we saw this.
If you can't tell, it's a door into a giant dinosaur. Should we go? They are afraid of dinosaurs and I'm afraid of heights. So, yes, we went.
We climbed the stairs. All the red paint made it very creepy.
We made it to the top!
We were up in this dinosaur's teeth!
There was also random gold-panning. Not sure what it had to do with dinosaurs???
But the best part of the trip was wearing flip flops and not being cold!