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Hours:Hours Vary see below
Ages:Kids, Teens, Adults
In/Outdoor:Indoor, Outdoor
Cost:$ see below
Category:Daytrips
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dinosaur dome park photoOne of the largest dinosaur track sites in North America. Beneath the dome you'll find rich displays of Jurassic fossil tracks made 200 million yrs. ago.

Dinosaur State Park officially opened in 1968, two years after 2,000 dinosaur tracks were accidentally uncovered during excavation for a new state building. Five hundred of the tracks are now enclosed within the Exhibit Center's geodesic dome; the remaining 1,500 are buried for preservation.

Under the Dome you'll find:

-Dinosaur fossil tracks
-Life-size Triassic Diorama
-Highlights of the discovery of the tracks
-Interactive Displays
-Discovery Room
-FDPA Bookshop
-Restroom Facilities

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Park Grounds are open daily 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Trails close at 4 p.m. Closed Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Eve and Christmas Day, and New Year's Day. There is no fee.


Exhibit Center is open throughout the year: Tuesday through Sunday, 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., closed Mondays. It is wheel-chair accessible.


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$6 Adults and Teens (Youth 13 and over)
$2 Youth (Ages 6-12)
FREE Children (5 years and under)
FREE Charter Oak Pass Holders *


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www.dinosaurstatepark.org

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400 West Street, Rocky Hill, CT, 06067 map
Phone: 860-257-7601

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5-starDinosaur State Park
One of the best dinosaur stops we've ever made. A fantastic indoor exhibit along with activity room that engrossed our toddler and preschooler. Beautiful grounds with outdoor activities led by volunteers (cast your own dinosaur footprint). Short nature trails surround butterfly gardens and other native plants. Just a great spot right off of I-91.

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