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“Rainy Day fun”

The Dinosaur Store Adventure Zone
Ranked #14 of 42 things to do in Cocoa Beach
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Owner description: The Dinosaur Store facility includes the museum gift store, the Adventure Zone, and when complete in Spring 2014, the Museum of Dinosaurs and Ancient Cultures (located on 2nd and 3rd floor). The museum gift store, The Dinosaur Store, has been featured on CNN, Popular Mechanics, Southern Living and a many other national media venues. It boasts one of the largest selections of authentic fossils and minerals in the private world. The Adventure Zone is a separate interactive area for the entire family, featuring live reptiles, including alligators up to 8 feet up close. It includes over 25 unlimited play /educational stations for one low price. An amusement ride that makes you feel like you are spinning and rocking around in the ocean is also available for an additional charge (restrictions apply). The admission to the museum gift store is complimentary and the Adventure Zone has an admission charge. Parking is free. Both are open 7 days a week. Please visit our website for more information. The facility is located in the heart of Cocoa Beach, directly on SR 520, right around the corner from Ron Jon Surf Shop.
Long Branch, Texas
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82 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
“Rainy Day fun”
Reviewed June 18, 2014

They have a lot of really neat things to look at. Loved showing our girls all the bones and fossils. Which are all for sale. We had an uncomfortable moment when taking pictures of our girls in front of a sharks mouth. Apparently taking pictures is frowned upon inside. The cashier made a snarky remark about it not being a museum and therefore was illegal to take pictures in their store. (.??)
Anyways they have the store part then an adventure part with games, animals, and video. All cost extra. You cannot go into this area with out paying and since we didn't feel comfortable just sending our children off alone we had to pay too. Didn't feel like that was right.
The games all worked, animals were neat to look at, care taker knew her stuff and even brought out a tagu to pet. She was very friendly. Movie was very informative. Overall I would say it is worth the experience and the kids enjoyed it.

Visited June 2014
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“Okay”
Reviewed June 17, 2014

Took my grand kids here and it really is more of a souvenir shop then a museum. The entrance to the gift shop was free but to see the live animals there is a fee

Visited May 2014
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Tupelo, Mississippi
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“Walking Through History”
Reviewed June 7, 2014

My visit to The Dinosaur Store was great, I really enjoyed my time there. There was so much to see there and it was like I was walking through history. If you like or love dinosaurs you will really like this store. This place is a museum gift store so you will find authentic fossils and minerals from all around the world. It is a bit pricey on some of the items but they also have some more affordable items that would make great gifts or souvenirs. I would highly suggest this store to anyone coming to the Cocoa Beach area.

Visited June 2014
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Calverton, New York, United States
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“Great Rainy Day Attraction”
Reviewed June 2, 2014

The store was nice, but almost everything in it was on the high side. I wanted to buy my grandchildren t-shirts and hats, but the store doesn't have a good selection of them. In my opinion,the store is more for adults and older children, with not too much for the under 6 set.

Visited February 2014
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Orlando, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
“My niece loved this place! M:)”
Reviewed May 28, 2014

This is a very unique store. It sells all kinds of dinosaur stuff, but also has a play/bounce area. I can see birthday parties being held here. I enjoyed the artifacts and books, t-shirts, etc. It's definitely worth the stop if your children are 13 and under.

Visited July 2013
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