Dinosaurs Just Got Spookier
Friday and Saturday Evenings, October 6 through October 28
A spooky, funny and thrilling adventure for the whole family featuring a lantern lit tour of the park! But watch out! The trails are dark and there’s a hungry T-Rex lurking in the shadows. A fearless Dinosaur Wrangler will lead a Tyrannosaurus Hunt along the Field Station’s darkened trails with a stop at every dinosaur and a few surprises along the way.
At the end of the night, everyone will gather around the campfire for a dinosaur sing-a-long, roasted marshmallows and hot chocolate!
Friday and Saturday nights starting October 6 through October 28. Reservations online are required, attendance is limited.
- If I purchased a Day Pass, Explorers Pass or Commanders Pass, do I need to purchase a ticket for Dinosaurs After Dark?
Yes. Dinosaurs After Dark is a separate premium event and requires a separate ticket.
- If I purchased a Day Pass, Explorers Pass or Commanders Pass AND a ticket for Dinosaurs After Dark, do I need to exit the park at the 5pm closing time?
Yes. Our team needs to prepare the Field Station for this fun event so we ask all guests to exit the park by closing time, then enter for Dinosaurs After Dark at the time slot purchased.
- Does my ticket for Dinosaurs After Dark provide access to the park during the day?
No. Your ticket does not provide daytime entry to the park, a separate ticket must be purchased.
- Can I purchase tickets at the Box Office the night of the event?
Purchasing tickets online in advance is required since limited tickets are available and earlier time slots sell out.
- What time do I need to arrive at the park?
Since tickets are purchased for a specific time, we ask that you arrive at least 10 minutes prior to your time slot purchased. There is often traffic in the area so please give yourselves enough time to get to the park in time for your purchased time slot.
- What happens if I arrive late for the time slot purchased?
If tickets are available, we will get you into the next available time slot. There is no guarantee since time slots often sell out and only limited tickets are sold. Latecomer’s will not be added to any tours that have already started.
- Is Dinosaurs After Dark included in the Season Pass?
Dinosaurs After Dark is included in a Season Pass. An invitation will be sent to all passholders, and RSVP is required at least 3 days in advance with a first AND second choice date AND preferred time slot. Tickets are not available without an advance reservation. Season passes must be shown at the Box Office when picking up your tickets. Tickets for performances may be obtained by contacting the Box Office during business hours at 855.999.9010 or by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org. during business hours.
- Do I need to bring my own flashlight?
You are welcome to bring your own flashlight. Flashlights will also be available upon entrance to the park and will be collected at the campfire. When you turn in your flashlight at the campfire you will receive hot cocoa, marshmallow sticks and marshmallows for roasting by the campfire.
- We cannot attend the date or time slot purchased, can we exchange for another date or time slot?
No. You are only permitted to attend the event for the date and time slot purchased. All sales are final and there are no exchanges.
- Is Dinosaurs After Dark scary?
Our goal is to make the event “spooky, not scary.”
- What happens if it rains?
The Field Station is open rain or shine. If it rains, we will provide a complimentary rain poncho for all guests. In the event of severe weather and the park does close we will post to social media (@Jerseysaurus) and our website. We will call guests who provide phone numbers when purchasing tickets online.
- Will the Jurassic Jump, Paleontologists’ Laboratory, or Jurassic Bounce be open?
Only the Jurassic Bounce will be open for Dinosaurs After Dark, which is included in the ticket price..
- Will Dino Bites be open?
Concessions will not be open during Dinosaurs After Dark.
- Will the Gift Shop be open?
Yes, Tricera-Shops, our Gift Shop will be open.
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2023 Fall Season
September 9 through November 12
Saturdays and Sundays, 10am - 5pm
Friday September 15th 10-5, and
Monday September 25th 10-5, and
Thursday & Friday November 9 and 10
10am - 5pm
Open Memorial Day Monday, May 29
CLOSED Independence Day Tuesday, July 4
Open Juneteenth, Monday June 19
Open Labor Day Monday, September 4
Open Columbus Day Monday, October 9
*The Box Office closes 30 minutes before closing.
3 Overpeck Park Driveway, Leonia, NJ 07605
Henry Hoebel Area of Overpeck County Park on Fort Lee Road
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Field Station: Dinosaurs is an official Education Partner of Bergen County. A portion of every ticket sold is used for the preservation and enhancement of Bergen County Parks.