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Field Station: Dinosaurs is a 20-acre outdoor Jurassic expedition in Secaucus, NJ where explorers come face-to-face with a living, breathing 15-foot Mighty T-Rex, wander among 32 life-sized animatronic dinosaurs, feed the baby Hadrosaurs, participate in dozens of scientific shows and games, and see Dinosaurs Alive!, a new 3D movie. To purchase passes go to www.fieldstationdinosaurs.com or call 855.999.9010.

dinosaur parkIn addition to regularly scheduled programming, Field Station: Dinosaurs presents:

Balloon Weekend (Sat. and Sun. June 22 and 23):

It’s a festival of balloons at the Field Station! Six-time world champion balloon artist, Mark Verge, will build a life-size T-Rex balloon sculpture, last season’s hit show “Dinosaur Balloons from Around the World” returns, and hot-air balloon demonstrations are featured. Plus a handful of lucky guests will win a tethered ride in the famous RE/MAX balloon (weather permitting).

Dozin’ with Dinos (Sat. July 13 and Sat. Aug. 10)

This overnight adventure is the ultimate cretaceous campout. Explore the lantern-lit dinosaur

trails, see Dinosaurs Alive! 3D, share s’mores and songs by the campfire with the Dinosaur

Troubadour, sleep under the stars and awake to a spectacular New York City skyline sunrise. A healthy breakfast is courtesy of Whole Foods Market, Paramus.

Museum Weekend (Sat. and Sun., July 20 and 21)

The Field Station celebrates museums and showcases the best in the tri-state area. Check the park’s website for the most current list of participating museums. Children are invited to bring their own dinosaur toy, picture, or “artifact,” and have it cataloged and displayed at the Field Station’s first Kid Museum.

LaQ DinoTrux Weekend (Sat and Sun., Aug. 3 and 4)

What’s the best combo since peas and carrots? Dinosaurs and trucks! They’re both big and loud–and on display at Field Station–from Compsognathus to Ford F-150 and everything in between. LaQ expert builders are on hand to help kids create an enormous dinosaur using LaQ, the hottest new kids’ construction system. Visitors with Commander’s Passes can hear the park’s rendition of Chris Gall’s DinoTrux.

National S’mores Day (Sat., Aug. 10):

Enjoy s’mores by the campfire while singing along to fireside tunes from the Dinosaur Troubadour.

Paleo-Art Weekend (Sat. and Sun., Aug.17 and 18):

Kids get step-by-step instructions on how to draw dinosaurs and help create a colossal mural. Young explorers get their hands dirty while learning what it means to be a dig site sketcher.

Movie Day (and Night) (Sat., Aug. 24):

Dinosaurs have been the subjects of movies since the art form began. Explore the cinema with an in-depth movie workshop that includes making claymation dinosaur movies! Stay the day then see the biggest dinosaur movie of all time, Jurassic Park, sponsored by the City of Secaucus. The movie is free but space is limited.

Careers in Science Day (Sat., Sept. 7):

Field Station celebrates its hero, the scientist, every day, and especially this day, by welcoming scientists of all types to talk about their work. Whether you’ve an eye toward a scientific future or just a healthy curiosity, this is the weekend for you.

Dinosaurs after Dark (all Saturday nights beginning Sept 7)

Explore the dark woods and haunted trails of Snake Hill. Flashlight tours, spooky stories, and the Dinosaur Dance Party are just part of the nighttime adventure that’s back by popular demand.

Puppetry Weekend (Sat. and Sun. Sept. 14 and 15):

Join renowned puppeteer Noel MacNeal (Bear of Bear in the Big Blue House) and other Field Station puppeteers for a weekend behind the scenes. Explore puppet making, puppeteering, and Field Station’s own dinosaur puppets.

Scout Day (Sat., Sept. 21):

Bugs, lizards and birds are the stars on Scout Day. Kids learn from the experts about weather, mapping, and camping. They will even learn how to bake cookies in a cardboard box oven. Scouts in uniform will receive a 10 percent discount, and participating scouts will earn a Field Station: Dinosaurs commemorative patch.

Hudson County Day (Sat., Sept. 28):

Hudson County residents with a photo ID will receive a 10 percent discount on day passes purchased for Sat., Sept. 28.

WHERE: Field Station: Dinosaurs

One Dinosaur Way in Secaucus, NJ

(Exit 15X off the Turnpike, then left onto New County Rd.)


  1. Janet W. says

    What a cool looking dinosaur! My grandson would love this event!

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