Dinosaur-themed Birthday Party for 200 Children in Foster Care
April 19, 2024

Dinosaur-themed Birthday Party for 200 Children in Foster Care


Last weekend Kidspace Museum in Pasadena, California, witnessed a heartwarming celebration like no other as Birthday Palooza, Dino Romp & Stomp took center stage. This event, a collaboration between Foster Love, Kidspace Children’s Museum, Make Good, and Hope In A Suitcase, brought together 200 children from foster care for a day filled with joy, learning, and unforgettable memories.

200 children eagerly walked into the museum, greeted by volunteers and staff cheering them on. With excitement, they embarked on a journey through the wonders of Kidspace Children’s Museum, enjoying the interactive exhibits and activities tailored just for them.


The event included a Dino Disco, where young explorers danced alongside dinosaur replicas, and a live DJ. A real paleontologist joined the festivities, sparking curiosity and explaining the dinosaur bones he had brought with him. The children were so fascinated with what the paleontologist had to say that one of the kids, Derek, said he would become a paleontologist one day. Derek's inspiration is the reason these events are so important.

Adding to the excitement were the furry companions from the TGS Foundation, whose therapy dogs wagged their tails and showered the children with unconditional love and affection.

Every child who attended received personalized birthday gifts, carefully curated to make each kid feel special on their big day. In a system where birthdays can sometimes be overlooked amidst the challenges of foster care, this gesture of love and thoughtfulness went a long way in brightening the lives of these deserving children.


It's a sobering fact that children in foster care often spend an average of two birthdays in the system, their special days overshadowed by uncertainty and transitions. However, events like Birthday Palooza, Dino Romp & Stomp serve as a beacon of hope, reminding us all of the power of community and compassion. Each child who walked through the doors of Kidspace Children’s Museum that day felt seen, celebrated, and valued—a reminder that their happiness matters, and their dreams are worth pursuing.

For the organizers, volunteers, and supporters who made this event possible, their dedication and generosity have left an incredible mark on the hearts of these children, proving that together, we can create moments of magic and light up the lives of those who need it most.

To get involved with Foster Love’s next event, please check out the volunteer opportunities or email info@fosterlove.com

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