This is a shopping experience like no other.
Here, you can buy dinosaur eggs and teeth or meteorites, dig for fossils and hang out with snakes and gators.
It’s the biggest in-stock selection of minerals and fossils in the world, and it has put the Space Coast on the map for dinosaur fanatics, curious kids, history buffs and shoppers looking to score a truly one-of-a-kind gift or splurge.
If you've ever wanted your own chunk of woolly mammoth hair, then you're in luck at The Dinosaur Store — Photo courtesy of RustyClark
The Dinosaur Store, located in the Cocoa Beach area, is a unique, state-of-the-art interactive educational exhibition that you can explore and then take a piece home with you.
The store claims to feature the “most elaborate” array of fossils in the world. See for yourself sabercat fossils, fossil skin and the fossils of ancient dragonflies.
Buy your very own dino claw, fossilized skull or dinosaur casting reproduction; many of the fossils here were excavated by the Dinosaur Store staff, so pack your questions, too.
At The Dinosaur Store, you can also pick up fossil shark teeth, castings of alligator feet, 10,000-year-old woolly mammoth hair, trilobites, jewelry, amber specimens, dinosaur T-shirts and books, educational toys, meteorite jewelry and more.
On the high end, a 97-million-year-old dinosaur tooth can be yours for $1,400. Or accent your basement with a tyrannosaurus head mount on a plaque for $149. Hand-painted saber cat fiberglass skull casts run $279.
The Dinosaur Store near Cocoa Beach offers the biggest in-stock collection of minerals and fossils in the world — Photo courtesy of RustyClark
Looking for something a little less wild? The store also sells beautiful mineral healing bracelets (featuring rose quartz, cherry quartz, jaspers and more) for under $25, or meteorite box sets, which come with an assortment of meteorites found in the Sahara Desert and other locations. This box of space rocks will run you less than $50.
If you’re short space in your suitcase, then you can shop The Dinosaur Store online, too.
Enhance your shopping experience at the in-store Adventure Zone, a great place for kids to try their hand at being an archeologist.
They can uncover fossils in an Egyptian-themed digging area; pan for minerals at the sluice; go on a ride (Don’t miss the centrifugal force machine and the Wild Nile Raft Ride.); play arcade games; and see live alligators, snakes and other reptiles. The Adventure Zone is home to more than 25 different animals.
Need to unwind? Watch dinosaur-themed movies in the Movie Cave (and check out the wall paintings while you’re in there).
Needless to say, the Adventure Zone is a popular birthday and field trip destination. But it’s open six days a week to any eager kiddo, and the admission is cheap ($8 for ages two to 15 and $6 for 16 and up, including adults).
Coming soon on the upper levels of The Dinosaur Store is the nonprofit Museum of Dinosaurs and Ancient Cultures, where you can further your knowledge. Although the museum is not affiliated with The Dinosaur Store, it’s a great complement to make this shopping adventure a full-day affair.
After your shopping and exploring, you can head to the nearby ocean. Bury your feet in the sand and open your mind. Who knows what might wash up on shore?