Travel 90 Million Years Back in Time!
Just minutes from Manhattan, Field Station: Dinosaurs is a world-class family attraction that combines cutting-edge science with a Broadway producer’s flair to create a one-of-kind experience that’s thrilling, educational and fun.
Named “One of the World Best Spots for Dinosaur Lovers” by Fodor’s, the Field Station is trip back in time with over thirty realistic hand-sculpted dinosaurs brought to life by the brilliant engineering of the world’s leading roboticists and the imagination of our paleo-artists.
Over 30 live shows, games and activities daily connect the story of the dinosaurs to our world today, giving new relevance to their lives and power to the tales of their extinction.
The science and story of the dinosaurs is vividly presented in Bergen County’s beautiful Overpeck Park, on the banks of a scenic creek and surrounded by natural woods. Paleontologists have worked to ensure that the exhibit encompasses the latest theories and discoveries in the fields of paleontology, geology and environmental studies.
At the center of it all is the fun, the joy and the wonder of dinosaurs. Our expedition takes every family on an adventure – full of mystery, surprise and a sense of awe.
Visit the New Jurassic Jump
Soar to the heavens on the new Jurassic Jump Bungee Trampoline. Harnessed riders can jump to heights of 5 to 25 feet while centered on a trampoline. When bouncing on the trampoline the mechanical bungee relay system helps jumpers reach the level where they could look dinosaurs in the eye!
Includes one visit to this thrilling activity. Valid for guests between 30 to 220 pounds.
Are you Smarter Than a Paleontologist?
Learn about one of the biggest blunders in the history of Paleontology and help us judge a hilarious Dinosaur Skull Beauty Pageant.
Dinosaur Dance Party
Join the Dinosaur Troubadour for a hilarious toe-tapping, feet-stompin’ musical happening. Limbo, watusi and swing to “The Dimetrodon’s Dance,” a Permian dance craze that has everyone waving, weaving and laughing.
Our baby Dinosaurs are getting ready to hatch! Join our Dinosaur Daycare staff as we prepare for the Field Station’s new arrivals and help us answer the musical question – “which came first, the dinosaur or the egg?”
Field Station Challenge
Come on down, you’re the next contestant on the Field Station Challenge! You never know what surprises our Wranglers have in store when they reach into the box of dinosaur-themed puzzles, quizzes and games of chance.
Great Moments of Discovery Theater
You’re the star of the show! Explore the amazing link between the birds of today and the dinosaurs of yesteryear. Meet some of the most famous scientists of all time and be witness to their greatest discoveries.
Toddler-saurus Surprise Party!
You’re the guest of honor at the world’s funniest dinosaur surprise party! Help the Mighty T-Rex celebrate our tenth anniversary with songs, games, and a special appearance from the newest member of the Field Station family – the Toddler-saurus Rex!
T-Rex Feeding Frenzy
Explore the dangerous world of the famous cretaceous meat eater! Meet the Mighty T-Rex and help our fearless Dinosaur Wrangler use the Scientific Method to study the eating habits of everyone’s favorite carnivore. A fun, musical show with audience participation.
Workshops & Games
Fossil Dig Site
Even the most ordinary rock tells an extraordinary story! Take a journey from the Earth’s molten core to the far reaches of the solar system and see rocks from the moon, Mars, and beyond.
Join one of the Field Station’s Top Researchers and learn the art of paleo paper folding. Best of all, our origami artists get to take their creations home!
Fossil Dig Site
Buried treasures abound at New Jersey’s most popular dig site. Giant dinosaur skeletons and real prehistoric fossils lurk beneath the surface just waiting to be unearthed. Join our team of paleontologists and see what it’s like to work on a real scientific expedition. Recommended for scientists ages three through nine.
Gertie the Dinosaur
Before there was Jurassic Park there was Gertie! Meet Hollywood’s first dinosaur superstar! Winsor McKay’s groundbreaking cartoon from 1914 is a look back in time and, even after a century, Gertie remains as fun and playful as ever.
Soar to the heavens on the new Jurassic Jump Bungee Trampoline. Harnessed riders can jump to heights of 5’ to 25’ while centered on a trampoline. When bouncing on the trampoline jumpers can reach the level where they can look dinosaurs in the eye.
A fast-paced matching game where everybody plays and everybody learns. What does it take to be a paleontologist? Kids uncover the secrets of a successful Bone Hunter with some unexpected results.
The Paleo Art of Chris DiPiazza
See magnificent watercolors of your favorite dinosaurs by renowned Paleo artist Christopher DiPiazza. These amazing paintings were created for the Field Station’s “Learn to Draw a Dinosaur” series and are displayed here for the first time!
That’s a Dinosaur of a different color! You’re the artist at this new twist on a Field Station favorite. Learn to draw a Dinosaur and discover what scientists know – and don’t know – about what color the Dinosaurs might have been.
The perfect souvenir from your visit to the Field Station – three actual fossils from the age of the Dinosaurs! Scientific staff will help junior bone hunters dig for fossils, including dinosaur coprolite, and help identify their finds. Take home your Mesozoic discovery in a souvenir pouch. OPEN 10am to 5:30pm in the Spring/Summer and 10am to 4:30pm in the Fall.
For paleontologists, the hunt is half the fun! Search the Field Station for dinosaur clues, riddles and cryptic messages hidden throughout the park. Every participant gets a prize at this puzzling family adventure.
Songs of the Dinosaur Troubadour
Meet Kira, the Dinosaur Troubadour, hear some of your favorite songs from the Field Station’s ten year history and learn about her adventures fossil hunting in New Jersey.
Note: all attractions may not be available on all days.
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