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.
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.
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.
Workshops & Games
Backyard Fossil Hunter
New Jersey is dinosaur central and some of the most important dinosaur discoveries of all-time happened right here in our own backyard. Learn about the remarkable dinosaur and fossil history of the Garden State and be the judges at the first ever dinosaur skull beauty pageant!
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.
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.
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.
Step right up and win yourself a Dinosaur! Test your skill at the Field Station’s traditional midway games with a Dinosaur twist! We’ll have different dinosaur themed games all season long and everyone plays until they win a prize!
Scour the Field Station for dinosaur clues, riddles and cryptic messages stashed throughout the park. It’s the perfect family adventure for puzzle loving paleontologists.
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.
Fossil Dig Site
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.
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.
Note: all attractions may not be available on all days.
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