Student Learning Standards

New Jersey Dinosaur Park


Your Field Trip to Field Station: Dinosaurs includes a workshop or dinosaur game and one of our amphitheater shows.

Field Station: Dinosaurs is aligned with New Jersey’s Core Curriculum Content Standards in Science Practices, Life Science, and Earth Systems Science.

All Programming fulfills codes 5.1 Science Practices A – D

For reservations, call 973.748.4317.

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Amphitheather Shows

T-Rex Feeding Frenzy

20 minutes
CODES: 6.2.8.D.1.b-1.d, 6.2.8.D.3.a

Myth, mystery and science merge in this live interactive show featuring music, puppetry and a surprising look at the roots of paleontology. This musical introduction to the eating habits and table manners of the dinosaurs explores the paleolithic food pyramid.


Backyard Fossil Hunter

20 minutes
CODES: 5.4.4.B.1, 5.4.6.D.2, 5.3.6.E.1

Visit a strange, mysterious place with roaring active volcanoes, towering snowcapped mountains and an ancient dinosaur watering hole. Believe it or not, that place is called New Jersey. Travel 400-million years back in time, see and touch actual dinosaur fossils and help us judge the world’s first dinosaur beauty pageant.

Great Moments of Discovery Theater

20 minutes
CODES: 5.3.6.E.1

You’re the star in this funny and informative show about the amazing link between the dinosaurs of yesteryear and the birds of today. Travel back in time and visit some of history’s most famous scientists at their greatest moments of discovery. It’s theater. It’s science. It’s guaranteed fun.

Games & Discussions

Mesozoic Concentration

Family Tent, 20 minutes
CODES: 5.1.P.B.3, 5.1.P.C.1, 5.1.4.D.3

A fast-paced game of mixing and matching where everybody plays and everybody learns. What does it take to be a paleontologist? Kids uncover the secrets of the world’s most successful dinosaur hunters and learn that most of the tools necessary can be found in our own garages, playrooms and local libraries.

Paleo Picasso

Family Tent, 20 minutes
CODES: 5.3.2.D.2, 5.3.6.D.1, 5.3.2.E.2

Meet our resident paleo-Picasso, a paint-splattering, fun-loving expert on dinosaur coloration, and help create a sixteen-foot-long dinosaur mural! Was Tyrannosaurus rex a giant pink flamingo? Did triceratops have polka dots? No one knows for sure, but we’ll see where our imaginations (and paint brushes!) take us.

Fossil Dig Site

20 minutes

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.

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Park Hours

2024 Spring Season

May 25th through June 24th

Saturdays and Sundays, 10am - 6pm

Open Holidays: Memorial Day, Monday, May 27th and Juneteenth, Wednesday, June 19th

2024 Summer Season

June 25th through September 1st

Tuesday through Sunday, 10am - 6pm

Open Holidays: Independence Day, Thursday, July 4, Labor Day, Monday, September 2

2024 Fall Season

September 7th through November 10th

Saturdays and Sundays, 10am - 5pm

Also open Thursday, November 7 and Friday, November 8.

Open Holidays: Columbus Day, Monday, October 14


Open Memorial Day Monday, May 27th

Open Independence Day Thursday, July 4th

Open Juneteenth, Wednesday June 19th

Open Labor Day Monday, September 2nd

Open Columbus Day Monday, October 14th

*The Box Office closes 30 minutes before closing.

Contact Us


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.

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