Dinosaurs Invade Cathedral City

Dinosaurs hit center stage in Cathedral City
Photo Courtesy of Simeon Den by way of Peter Palladino

A herd of dinosaurs the desert has not seen in 65 million years is making their way to Cathedral City as a part of the “Jurassic Wonders” exhibit.

In conjunction with the Museum of Ancient Wonders, Nancy Ross helped make this project come to life in an effort to bring some safe family fun to our corner of the Coachella Valley.

The dinosaurs are making their way little by little to downtown Cathedral City, at the corner of East Palm Canyon Drive and West Buddy Rogers Avenue. The free public exhibit will take four to six weeks to complete and will be on display throughout the year. 

Artist Ricardo Breceda designed the stunners which are accurate to their historic size.

Museum Director Alberto Acosta said each vignette will offer educational information about the history and characteristics of the dinosaurs.

“You will leave the dinosaur exhibit in awe of their grandness and with a better understanding of their magnificent creation,” Acosta told the Desert Sun. Acosta added that the museum, Cathedral City and Breceda will be working together to fund the exhibit. Councilmember Nancy Ross’ Community Assistance Funds allocation will also help fund the project. 

“Families will be able to park nearby, walk up to these marvelous, life-like sculptures and take selfies to share with friends and other family members,” Ross told the Desert Sun.