Our Story

KTLA's Morning Show
The channel five crew stopped by The Dinosaur Farm and did a great bit about shopping at our store. That's me, trying to look awake with KTLA morning personality Jessica Holmes.

Come visit us
We've had a remarkable artist transform our back room into a magical forest and she's doing the same to our main room. It looks great! If you're from out of town, ask for Dave (that's me), and I'll make sure you find all of the dinosaur goodies in the store.


TD Monthly Feature
In the video interview above, Owner David Plenn told TDmonthly Magazine he went prehistoric in 1994 after the birth of his son convinced the former musician it was time to get off the road and open a stable business. The store and website attract reptilian experts of all ages, from 4 to 4,000,000.

The Dinosaur Farm website
is devoted strictly to dinosaur things, but our retail store has a wider variety of goodies. We still get our share of local dino lovers coming in. Two of our store favorites are Connor and William, pictured here (William's on the left). Both are dressed up for Halloween '02 in their T-Rex costumes.

Not Your Ordinary Toy Store

The Dinosaur Farm: In the "real world", The Dinosaur Farm is a specialty toy and book store in South Pasadena, California, that takes great pride in calling itself "not your ordinary toy store." While we offer the staples you'd expect to find in an educational toy store (Can you say "Thomas the Tank Engine"?), we also offer unusual things that make a visit to The Dinosaur Farm a bit different than most toy stores.

Store Location: 1510 Mission St., South Pasadena, CA 91030. If you come to visit us and you're coming off of the 10 Fwy, take the Fremont exit north and DO NOT turn on Mission Road, keep going north until you hit Mission Street! Turn right on Mission Street and we'll be on the left hand side in the middle of the block. Park across the street. Call for directions if you're coming from other directions.

Store Hours: Mon-Saturday 10:00-6:00 Sunday 11:00-5:00 These hours may change in December.

Facebook Page: We now have a Facebook listing for the local store (listed under The Dinosaur Farm). Check us out!

Thanks for visiting!
Dave Plenn, Owner

The Dinosaur Farm Has Been Featured In

KTLA’s Morning Show just did a bit on shopping at The Dinosaur Farm.

LA Parent magazine gave us the “Best Independent Toy Store Award” for Southern California again.

ForbesTraveler.com, put The Dinosaur Farm in a list called “10 Amazing Toy Stores”, along with FAO Schwartz and other nationally recognized toy stores.

AAA Westways magazine wrote an article on The Dinosaur Farm.

Los Angeles Magazine featured us in a “Shop South Pasadena” article.

Pasadena Weekly just voted us “Best Toy Store” for the third straight year.

South Pasadena Patch wrote an article on us, mentioning that “we don’t play kids music!”

TD Monthly wrote a great article on us, complete with several product videos.

The New Times Weekly named us Best Toy Store in their Best of L.A. issue

Fans of the Farm

“The Dinosaur Farm is the best toy store in the world.”
Actor Malcolm McDowell
Interview on 11/1/07 in
“The owner of the Dinosaur Farm is knowledgeable and accessible and is willing to exhaustively answer any questions you might have. If he doesn't have something in stock, he will try to find a place that does have it. He will make suggestions on items if you're buying for a dinophile and don't know what to get. Customer service is over and above what one would hope for.”
- Suzanne W.
“I'm really happy I found Dinosaurfarm. I know I will be shopping there again very soon. Just like to say a special thank-you to Daniel for checking the warehouse for a couple items that were out of stock, but he found them for me. Give that man a raise! Thanks again.”
- Debbie
“I have ordered from the Dinosaur Farm more than once and have had great experiences with them. They have a friendly and helpful staff, and work hard to keep the customer happy! I will most definitely be ordering from them in the future. I highly recommend them to anyone looking for quality dinosaur products!”
- Order: 7146
“I can't wait until my twin sister's grandson can open the inflatables and the card games I ordered for him next Tuesday, March l8th. He will have a new brother or sister and it'll be nice for him to have something that is special for him. I will definitely be ordering from Dinosaurfarm again!!”
- Order: 7370
“The Dinosaur Farm is an awesome source for my six year old paleontologist! We had exhausted all of our local sources and this website had a great selection to choose from!”
- William
“I just had to write back and let you know that the border arrived and it is simply awesome! As good as the images were on the website, they did not do the actual border justice. We will make it a point to tell everyone we know that may be interested in dino stuff about your site.”
- Ed and Lisa
“Lightning-quick shipment, extremely well-packaged, awesome communication from a spectacular merchant. Not only does the Dinosaur Farm have great products, but they are also very customer-oriented and will do their best to make sure that you are happy!!”
- Order: 7235
“This store is excellent! Great selection and service. I got a personal e-mail along with a confirmation notice. My order was on my doorstep in 3 days!”
- Jeff S.
“Even though there was one item that was out of stock when they got ready to fill my order they contacted me with my choices and acted as I requested in a very timely manner. I have had severalk really positive ordering experiences with this Company. I will be back for more items for my little Dino Hnter soon.”
- Order: 7651
“My 5 year old son is crazy for dinosaurs. I am so happy to find a place to buy dinosaurs for him. THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU!!!!”
- Laurie O.
“My three year old grandson just loved his new T-Rex bank. This is his favorite dino. He has over 300 dinos in all but this one sits on his dresser at my house and every coin he finds goes into his new bank. Thanks, it was worth the wait (not being in stock)”
- Order: 7536
“My experience with Dinosaurfarm was great! I bought the dinosaur wall cling and it was more than I expected, good size and good quality. Also I got a reply from an email I sent to them right away.”
- Order: 7511
“My 6 year old is obsessed with dinosaurs. I had been unable to find a dinosaur lunchbox anywhere! Then I went onto your website. THANK YOU!!!!!!! I will be back on dinosaur farm again!”
- Order: 7406
“Your product was delivered fast, arrived in perfect condition and was enjoyed very much by my three year old grandson, who is a hugh dinosaur fan. Just wish the bank would be back in stock.”
- Order: 7383
“They were quick to send the items out and even sent me an invoice of what I ordered since the items were being sent to someone else. A great site and I'll recommend it to my friends!!!”
- Order: 7243
“I hope one more time an excellent service.”
- Manuel (Spain)
“Génial votre site et vos produits!”
- Marie (New Caledonia)!!
“I selected standard shipping on my item ordered and it arrived the very next day.”
- Order: 7668
“My order was received quickly and in perfect condition. I plan to order from this store again!”
- Order: 7624
“Bought stuffed dinosaur beannies. They were great quality for the price.”
- Order: 7578
“I was very pleased with the instant response to my order.I would certainly shop at the Dinosaur Farm again.”
- Rose
“Very helpful and fun to deal with over the phone Very satisfied.”
- Colleen C.
“Easy ordering and fast delivery. I recommend this store for all your dinos needs...”
- Order: 7468
“Product as promised and fast delivery! Thank you very much.”
- Order: 7291
“Fast service excellent product!”
- Order: 7427
“Very prompt shipping on my order I was very pleased with the product quality.”
- Order: 7284
“Fast shipping and friendly service! The super-cool wrapping paper was as much of a hit as the items inside! Thanks! :)”
- Order: 7153