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  • Hours

    Park grounds open daily 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Trails close at 4 p.m. Exhibit Center Tuesday through Sunday, 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., closed Mondays.

  • Cost

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

  • Children Ages

    2 years to Adult

Dinosaur State Park

Dinosaur State Park officially opened in 1968, two years after 2,000 dinosaur tracts 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. A model of Dilophosaurus, the dinosaur considered to be the likely source of the tracks named Eubrontes, is the highlight of the Jurassic mural and exhibit.

The park's 200-million-year-old sandstone trackway is a Registered Natural Landmark.

Under the Dome
- Dinosaur Tracks
- Life-size Triassic Diorama
- Reconstruction of a Geologic Formation
- Highlights of the Discovery of the Tracks
- Interactive Displays
- Auditorium
- Friends' Bookshop
- Restroom Facility
- Discovery Classroom

On the Grounds
- Arboretum of Evolution
- Nature Trails
- Picnic Facilities
- Track Casting Area
- Gem and Fossil Mining Sluice

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  • Where
    400 West Street Rocky Hill, CT 06067
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