Student Learning Standards

New Jersey Dinosaur Park

Programming

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.

Workshops

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.

Hours

2021 Summer Season (dates to be announced)

 

2021 Fall Season (dates to be announced]

 

Dinosaurs After Dark (dates to be announced)
Friday and Saturday evenings from 6:45pm to 9:30pm.

Holidays

Open Labor Day  10am to 5pm

Contact Us

855.999.9010

Overpeck County Park, Henry Hoebel Area
Fort Lee Road, Leonia, NJ 07605

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