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  • Hours

    Dawn to dusk, 7 days per week

  • Cost

    Free

  • Children Ages

    1 year to Adult

Dinosaur Park

Join in unearthing Prince George’s County’s prehistoric past at Dinosaur Park, home of Astrodon johnstoni , Maryland’s state dinosaur. Observe and assist paleontologists in searching for the remains of dinosaurs, plants, and early mammals at this rare 100 million year old deposit of fossils near Laurel, Maryland. Dinosaur Park presents visitors a unique opportunity to experience the prehistoric past. The park features a small garden/entry area with interpretive signage about the Muirkirk Deposit, a unique geological formation with 110 million year old fossils, some of which are the remains of dinosaurs. The park also includes an intact portion of the Muirkirk Deposit surrounded by a fence. Access to this fossil area is allowed only during the bi-monthly open house days listed below, or by appointment for group tours and school programs.

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  • Where
    13200 block of Mid-Atlantic Boulevard Laurel, MD 20708
  • Contact Information 301-627-7755 Website
Comments (1)
"Extending Kid's dino park experience."

3/25/2013

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" The park is wonderful for kids to be curious in life and sciences. To extend kids' fascination with dinosaurs into useful life skills (money + time management, entrepreneurship, etc.) in a fun iPad game, see the writeup from USA Today, “Best new dino-themed iPad apps for kids”: http://www.usatoday.com/story/tech/columnist/gudmundsen/2013/03/17/dinosaur-kids-apps/1983073/ "