Dinosaur State Park to Participate in Connecticut Open House Day!


The Dinosaur State Park, one of the four locations on the Connecticut Dinosaur Trail.


Connecticut Open House day is sponsored by Connecticut’s Office of Tourism. Three of Connecticut’s state parks will be participating and offering free admission to their museums. The Dinosaur State Park will sponsor a series of events, which include films and crafts among other activities. 

There will be 4 Naturalist-led programs, which include an animal program, a Track Talk, and two guided nature walks. There will also be a mining for gems and fossils activity. Additionally, Radio Disney will present a live show that features music, games, dance and prizes. Visitors can view more than 600 Jurassic dinosaur footprints preserved in gray sandstone.  Plus, enjoy picnicking and hiking on 2.5 miles of well shaded trails.


Saturday, June 14, 2014

9:00 am – 4:30 pm



Dinosaur State Park and Arboretum

400 West Street

Rocky Hill, CT 06067



Schedule of Events:

 9AM – 4:30PM        Park is open to the public

10AM – 3:30 PM     Dinosaur Films (10:00, 10:30, 12:00, 1:30, 2:00, 3:00 and 3:30PM) 

10 AM – 4PM            The Mining of Gems and Fossils activity (fee required

11 AM                         Naturalist-led program- Animals

11:30 AM                   Naturalist-led program- Track Talk

11:30 AM- 3PM        Arts and Crafts

12 Noon – 2PM        Radio Disney Road Crew with great music, dinosaur games, Disney-themed prizes

1PM & 2PM              Guided Nature Walk

 ***Activities subject to change and weather permitting.

About The CT Dinosaur Trail

The Connecticut Dinosaur Trail brings the biggest and best dinosaur-themed attractions together so families can plan your own dino-sized days of fun and not miss a single saurus! The four attractions include: Dinosaur State Park, The Connecticut Science Center, The Dinosaur Place™ at Nature’s Art Village and the Yale Peabody Museum of Natural History.

Dinosaur State Park, a registered National Natural Landmark located in Rocky Hill, is home to over 2,000 Theropod dinosaur footprints left there 200 million years ago during the early Jurassic Period. Visitors can view more than 600 of the footprints inside the museum.  The park sits on 60 acres. Outside activities include track casting, a mining activity, over two miles of hiking trails and a picnic area.


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