Gift for Dinosaur Lovers

It’s hard not to be fascinated by dinosaurs—how did these massive beasts eat, walk, fight, sleep, fly? Feed your kid’s curiosity (and yours, too) with these prehistorically perfect items from our store.

Ultimate Dinopedia Gift Set

Thrill a young dinosaur lover in your life with the exclusive Ultimate Dinopedia gift set from National Geographic. It includes a soft Velociraptor that comes to life in virtual reality (see more info below) and the National Geographic Kids Ultimate Dinopedia, the most complete, up-to-date dino reference available. Learn about favorites like the fierce T. rex and the gentle Brontosaurus, plus exciting new finds like the Anzu, Kosmoceratops, and Yi.


How to Be a Paleontologist Gift Set

Encourage a budding interest in paleontology and all things dinosaur with the How to Be a Paleontologist gift set. In addition to the virtual reality-enabled soft Velociraptor, it includes You Can Be a Paleontologist!, a book for ages 4-8. Dr. Scott Sampson, host of Dinosaur Train on PBS Kids, spills the dirt on what it’s like to be a dinosaur hunter, how we know what dinos ate or looked like, and much more.


Personalized Book of Dinosaurs

What’s better than a book about dinosaurs? A book about dinosaurs with your name on it! This personalized National Geographic Kids Book of Dinosaurs provides a unique way to excite, inspire, and educate little explorers about prehistoric animals. Personalization includes adding the child’s name (Mia’s Book of Dinosaurs, for example) and a special dedication message.




Virtual Reality Dino Toys

This cool collection of soft toys comes with an even cooler surprise. Using the free Wildlife Wow app, you can bring the dinosaurs to life in virtual and augmented reality. Use x-ray vision to see their bones, take photos, learn fun facts, and much more. The soft and squeezable toys are highly detailed and realistic.


Dino Records

Dive into the prehistoric world of dinosaurs with Dino Records. This colorful book for 8- to 12-year-olds features fun facts about dinos large and small, including the biggest, smallest, smartest, weirdest, deadliest, most notorious, and most mysterious of all time. See who wins in head-to-head species smackdowns and enjoy games that complement the records.
Dinosaurs Chapter Book

A chapter book for Level 1 readers, Dinosaurs spills the secrets about the giant beasts that once roamed the Earth—maybe even as close as your own backyard. Kids will be wowed by the eye-popping illustrations and learn a T.rex-size ton of fun facts.


Dinosaurs of the Jurassic DVD Collection

Head back to the Jurassic Period with Dinosaurs of the Jurassic, a five-disc DVD set that includes Walk Like a Dinosaur, Life After Dinosaurs, Dinofish, Dinomorphosis, When Crocs Ate Dinosaurs, Sky Monsters, and the Great Dinosaur Escape. The shows re-create ancient worlds and unearth clues about how dinosaurs lived, hunted, and died 65 million years ago.


Dinosaurs of North America Wall Map

Put the world of prehistoric beasts on your wall with this richly detailed Dinosaurs of North America map that shows the continent as it was 74 million years ago during the Mesozoic Era. See where dinosaurs roamed and learn more with stunning artwork and descriptions.


More About Dinosaurs From National Geographic:


For Kids

Dinosaurs and Prehistoric Animals HQ

Quiz: What Dinosaur Are You?

Dino Death Pit

Game: Letter Predator

Quiz Whiz: Dinosaurs

Dinosaur Videos


In the News

Here’s What We Think Dinosaurs Used to Look Like

Video: Biggest Dinosaur Ever Found

Tiny, Feathery Dinosaur Raises Jurassic Questions

When Did Dinosaurs Learn to Fly?

This Dinosaur Is the ‘Most Impressive Fossil’ We’ve Ever Seen


In National Geographic Magazine

The Amazing Dinosaur Found (Accidentally) by Miners in Canada

Big, Bad, Bizarre Dinosaurs

King Cretaceous: Spinosaurus


Did You Know?


  • The word “dinosaur” means “terrible lizard.” It comes from the Greek words deinos, terrible, and sauros, lizard or reptile. British anatomist Richard Owen first used the term “dinosaur” in 1842.
  • More kinds of dinosaurs have been discovered in the United States than any other country.
  • On average, a new dinosaur species is reported every six weeks.
  • Bambiraptor feinbergi was named after the Disney movie character Bambi because of its small size.
  • Dino, the canine-like pet dinosaur on The Flintstones, was a Snorkasaurus—an entirely fictional creation.
  • Dire Straits lead singer Mark Knopfler has a dinosaur named after him, Masiakasaurus knopfleri.