I’ve shared before how much I love Leu Gardens and this spring is no different. Not only are there absolutely beautiful plants in bloom (that I could never ever ever keep alive in my own yard), there are also dinosaurs. Yep, really. This year’s spring exhibit is Dinosaur Invasion and it’s lots of fun for the whole family.
When you pay for admission you’ll receive a checklist with photos of each dinosaur and a map of their general locations. The map is decent at showing you where the dinosaurs are, but it takes a good eye to find some of them! They’re not all life sized (but they’re plenty big!) so they don’t just jump out at you.
My best suggestion for finding the dinosaurs is to look for the bamboo fencing that’s around them. Each dinosaur also has its own sign to teach you facts about when they would have lived, their size, diet, etc.
We loved treating our list like a scavenger hunt. There’s a total of 13 dinosaurs and our hunt took us to areas of the gardens where we wouldn’t normally go. The plants we saw along the way were, of course, gorgeous.
- This exhibit runs through April and admission is $10 (same as a regular admission fee).
- During the months that the exhibit is active, there are no “free Mondays” like you might normally expect.
- Take bug spray if you’re going in March and April.
- Allow at least 2 hours to really see the full exhibit and wander around the gardens.
- Take a stroller if you’ve got young kids. There will be a lot of walking for them.
Have you gotten a chance to visit the Dinosaur Invasion yet? What did you think of it?