Two years after the accidental discovery of 2,000 dinosaur tracks on an excavation site, the Dinosaur State Park was opened in 1968. 500 of those tracks are now on display within the Exhibit Center's geodesic dome.
In addition to some very large footprints, the Dinosaur State Park is also home to the 200 million year old sandstone trackway, a Registered Natural Landmark.
Kids will enjoy learning with the educational programs offered at the Park, from the films at the Park Auditorium to the Guided Trail Walks. Activities such as Saturday crafts, free with admission to the Exhibit Center, and an Outdoor Bingo scavenger hunt.
Don't miss the Track Casting Area, where visitors can make their own track casts to bring home. (Daily May 1st to October 31st)
And of course, school field trips and Scout Troops are always welcome.
Dinosaur State Park is located:
400 West Street
Rocky Hill, CT 06067
Park Phone:(860) 529-8423
Open Year Round 9-4:30
Adults and Teens: $5
Youth (6-12): $2
Kids under 5: FREE
March 28th, 2009
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