Innovative entertainment for businesses and family!
Our parties are designed to be fun, interactive and educational. We offer full service from planning to execution and management of your next event.
Where can I see Rocky?
Come see Rocky and his friends at one of these public events or schedule a private event and have Rocky come to you!
Pico Branch Library
2201 Pico Blvd
Santa Monica, CA 90405
Santa Catalina Branch Library
999 E Washington Blvd
Pasadena, CA 91104
Grace Mellman Library
41000 County Center Drive
Temecula, CA 92591
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A very honest review of my experience hiring Dino Encounters for my son's 3rd bday party. Pros: owner was accommodating to the late RSVP I made. She was responsive. The dinos are cool. Cons: Too much talk and explanation, not enough hands on activities. The kids were very anxious, they wanted to touch the dinos (fyi, some dinos can not be touched). It was too long and not interactive enough. Presenter was not patient enough with the kids, I got complaints from parents saying she was being too harsh. This is not the type of experience I wanted for my guests. I paid for $670 for the entire thing (includes mileage fee) and it put a damper on my party. I do not recommend the activities, probably just stick to renting the dinos themselves. Tips: If you are having the activities make sure to have a good shaded area, no water activities near by.
Pamela B. LAKE VIEW TER, CA
Yesterday was my sons 2nd birthday and we had a dino theme party. Keri and her husband are the best they are so personable and friendly. First their costumer service was amazing they always kept in contact with me and just made it easier for me planning my sons birthday , you know planning your kids birthday party you always have to make sure every vendor is on the same page and they just made it one less call because how attentive they are. Second they came to the party and the kids and adults were so amazed on how realistic there dinosaurs look. Also Keri presentation was awesome kids loved it and were so amused with the real fossils and poop ahaha! Lastly Keri and her husband were just very genuine nice people and were a hit at my sons party ! We definitely recommend them to any kids dino birthday party it just adds that bang ! And they were def. the talk of the town ! We love Dino Encounters!!!
Ariana L. Chula Vista, CA
Had Dino encounters come to my sons 2nd birthday! The kids loved interacting with Rocky! We had a big party and everyone was able to take pictures with Rocky! Thanks Dino encounters for a great birthday!
Nyra B. Corona, CA
WOW. Just wow! Ms Keri and her crew of dinosaurs were incredible. Everyone had the best time and the kids all enjoyed themselves even with the hot weather. When Ms Keri, her helper, and the crew of dinosaurs arrived, they were very considerate and professional. Although there was a very tiny miscommunication, Ms Keri was able to figure it out and arrive at the party earlier than the set time! Ms Keri was super attentive to my daughter (the birthday girl) during the baby triceratops hatching and the interactive show about dinosaurs; she even allowed plenty of time for pictures. Most of the kids were under the age of 4 and were so interested with the whole event aside from the dinosaur rides. Everything from start to finish was more than I could have ever expected from a Dinosaur event company! Everyone was amazed at my daughter's 3rd birthday party but now I need to find out how to top this one next year!
Yvienne Y. La Mirada, CA
Our Elementary School had Dino encounters come and do two assemblies and they were AMAZING!! The students were enthralled with all the "real" dinosaurs-they looked fantastic! Of course the T-REX Rocky was the hit!!! Keri is so knowledgeable about dinosaurs-she even taught the teachers a bunch! She is very organized and professional! As a teacher I highly recommend Dino Encounters for your school or party. You won't be disappointed!!! Awesome Job!
Kathleen C. Hemet, CA
Dino Encounters ended my grandsons birthday Jurassic Park theme party with a bang.They fought through traffic texting me with updates on ETA every 1/2 hour.Rocky was the hit of the party. Can't say enough about Keri kindness and her husband entertainment with the Q & A during the show.They really do a great job.Thank you guys once again.
Bruce D. Thousand Oaks, CA
Dino Encounters came to Pasadena Public Library in July. It was one of the best programs we have EVER had. Rocky is a STAR! He had to walk down the street to get in while cars were screeching to a stop to see the dinosaur on the sidewalk. Keri easily handled a crowd of 150+ and gave them an unforgettable morning. This is a totally unique performance. Everyone of every age loved it.
Robin R. Pasadena, CA
My wife found Dino Encounters while researching ideas for my two sons' (ages 3 and 1) joint dinosaur themed birthday party. We were a little bummed that we didn't have enough space at our party for the big dinosaur, BUT even without that, the presentation and activities they provided were awesome! We had a diverse age range of kids from 1 to 13 who were all very captivated by the demonstrations provided which were both educational and loads of fun. The kids got to put together dinosaur bone puzzles, chisel and use other scientific methods to extract dinosaurs from fossil eggs, make shark tooth necklaces, witness a dinosaur egg hatch, and watch a volcano explode. The kids got to take these necklaces and the dinosaurs the excavated home wit them. As I mentioned we didn't have room for the large dinosaur, but they provided two smaller puppets, one of which hatched from the egg which amazed a lot of the young ones. The kids were able to take some cute pictures with the realistic baby dinosaurs. Overall Dino Encounters was worth every penny and helped make our sons' birthday memorable for all. We live in San Diego, so there was some mileage charges, but all reasonable. Our party had a lot of adults too, which caused a lot of ambient conversation noise. At times it was difficult to hear if you weren't close enough, but despite that Keri did a fantastic job interacting with the all kids. I would recommend a quiet space or some kind of microphone and PA system depending on your situation. Another positive, Dino Encounters kept the kiddies so busy, the parents had a nice little break to enjoy the party.
Aaron A. San Diego, CA
I found Dino encounters thru Craig's list then came across their website and let me tell you all booking them was the best experience ever!!! I booked then for my sons 5th birthday and I'm sure it'll be one he never forgets! :) I'm huge when it comes to Yelp reviews so I'd thought I'd share some in site for people interested in booking rocky for your next event! :) right when I submitted a request online for info I got a call within 15-20 min!! They're truly the nicest people I've ever met. The kids loved every activity they did and when rocky came it was 20xs more enjoyable! Bottom line I could guarantee you would not be disappointed!! Thank you sssooooooo much again Dino encounters!!
Crystal S. Whittier, CA
We had "Rocky" at a corporate event last week and every adult there had a great time. Rocky posed with the staff for Selfies and put a lot of smiles on everyone face. Rocky isn't just for kids. We would not hesitate to have Rocky back. 5 stars from us!
Art Z. Laguna Niguel, CA
rocky the dino was great ,everyone had a great time ,the crafts and games were fun and amazing. we would do this again !!
Randy B. Garden Grove, CA
My son and his guests had an amazing time! I mean, seriously, how cool is having a walking and roaring dinosaur at your birthday party?!!! Even our adult guests had a blast. The kids were highly entertained, occupied the whole time and my favorite part, as a teacher, the education! We had the party out in the front yard and Rocky the dinosaur literally slowed down traffic. People from down the block came to see the dinosaur. So cool! Definitely an experience to remember forever! If you have a kid who is even mildly into dinosaurs, I highly recommend using Dino Encounters.
Sabrina L. Fullerton, CA
One of the Best Birthday parties we have ever had!! I had a birthday party for my twins and their older brother. The kids ages ranged from 3 to 12 years old. From beginning to end, the kids were completely entertained from making Dino tooth necklaces to cracking open Dino eggs(they looked and felt like rocks). Of course the highlight was a fun visit from Rocky the Dino himself. Keri and her husband put on a party with such professionalism and uniqueness. Everything was hand made from the huge triceratops bone structure to the Dino cave where the kids looked for their very own Dino fossils. If you are looking for something that you haven't seen before and want something that all kids will love, this party is it!! My kids and their friends are still talking about it. I would highly recommend to anyone. Five stars just isn't enough
Vanessa T. Tustin, CA