Dinosaur State Park GRADES

Dinosaur State Park is one of the largest dinosaur track sites in North America. Beneath our geodesic dome, you will find an exceptional display of about 750 early Jurassic fossil tracks that were made 200 million years ago.

Surrounding our Exhibit Center are more than two miles of nature trails and the Dinosaur State Park Arboretum, containing more than 250 species and cultivars of conifers, as well as katsuras, ginkgoes, magnolias and other living representatives of plant families which appeared in the Age of Dinosaurs.

Our Museum and programs present a bird’s-eye view of the preserved Mesozoic floodplain covered with tracks, dioramas of Triassic and Jurassic environments, collections of fossils, and interactive exhibits, and live animals.

We offer dinosaur track casting, guided nature walks, and shows throughout the summer and winter as the weather allows.

Program Archives

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*Titles in red are available now.

  • 9/30 - Nitrogen
  • 10/28 - Hidden Death
  • 12/23 - Ancient Connecticut Climates pt.1
  • 1/27 - Ancient Connecticut Climates pt.2
  • 2/24 - Paleontology: From Ancient to High Tech
  • 3/31 - Podokesaurus

Dinosaur State Park

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