Where the present meets the prehistoric past

Have you ever had the thought, “I wish I could go back in time?” Most of the time it’s to re-do something in order to get a different result, but for others, it’s may be to experience a culture or a specific era to better understand what life was like back then.

Besides being chock full of space and surf history, did you know that here on the Space Coast, you can also experience what it was like to live in prehistoric times? Yes, you read that correctly. Since 1996, The Dinosaur Store has been featuring a wide array of fossils from all over the world. From minerals to meteorites, dinosaur eggs to shark teeth, this is definitely not your typical fossil store.

In 2017, the store opened up the Museum of Dinosaurs and Ancient Cultures. Since the opening of the museum, this has become a must-visit spot for locals and visitors alike.

Not into the whole prehistoric age? Maybe this will help you set aside some time to experience the collision of the past with the present. Here are 3 reasons why you should step back in time and plan a trip to The Dinosaur Store and Museum of Dinosaurs and Ancient Cultures:

1. Take your student on a field trip

The Dinosaur Store and Museum of Dinosaurs and Ancient Cultures gives your student the opportunity to explore the prehistoric age to King Tut’s tomb and the achievements of the ancient Egyptians. Go on an interactive adventure that transforms you into an archaeologist for the day with fossil digs and has you braving the rapids of the Nile River without you even getting wet. This will be fun way to create a memorable and educational experience for your student.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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2. Spend time at the beach

With the Dinosaur Store and Museum of Dinosaurs and Ancient Cultures located in Cocoa Beach, planning a weekend getaway is all the more appealing. Go on an adventure back in time with the family one day, then kick back and relax on the pristine beaches the next.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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3. Family-friendly

This is a great way to spend time with your kids and even bring along their friends. The Dinosaur Store and Museum of Dinosaurs and Ancient Cultures hosts birthday parties and even family reunions. This is a unique way to incorporate a bit of history with the fun of celebrating, whatever the occasion.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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If you’re looking for ways to enjoy the Space Coast while adding some history and culture that is beyond space and surfing? Go ahead and start planning your visit here today! Need help planning? No problem. Check out the links below to map out your trip.

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