Before They are Gone Forever, Go to Field Station: Dinosaurs

IMG_0068Looking for something fun to do with the kids this summer?  Perhaps a staycation excursion?!  In it’s last season in New Jersey, you’ll want to make Field Station: Dinosaurs a must visit. Just minutes from Manhattan, its fun for kids of all ages (and I’ve got 2, 5, 7, and 11 year olds covered). It’s perfect for your little dinosaur aficionado or a budding paleontologist. Scientists from the New Jersey State Museum have worked to ensure that the exhibition encompasses the latest theories and discoveries in the fields of paleontology, geology, and environmental studies but at the center of it all is the fun, the joy and the wonder of dinosaurs.

IMG_0078I got a chance this past weekend to surprise my kids with a visit to Field Station: Dinosaurs.  While I knew my Marcus was going to be super excited, nothing prepared me for how excited my other kids were.  At age 5, I knew my Marcus was going to love Field Station: Dinosaurs. There was fun for every age.  Lots of oooh-ing and aaaah-ing at the animatronic dinosaurs.  My kids loved the Morning Meeting where they got to learn about dinosaur discoveries in New York, a whopping zero and discoveries in New Jersey.  They got a kick out of the Feeding Frenzy with T-Rex. Their absolute favorite experience was the Paleontologists’ Laboratory where they all worked together to uncover dinosaur fossils.

Despite knowing the Dinosaurs weren’t real, simply advanced robotics, they were still very impressive, especially the ninety foot long Argentinosaurus, which you can see from New York City.  Even if you visited before, there are some really fun new shows, hands-on activities, and a new baby T-Rex added this year. We loved the live show, “Talking with Dinosaurs. Dinosaur Troubadour conducts the world’s first ever dinosaur Glee Club and we all learned what kind of sounds scientists believe dinosaurs really made.

IMG_0086With 3 ticket levels you can purchase the experience perfect for your family.

  • Day Pass $15 – Admission to Park
  • Explorer’s Pass $20 – includes Day Pass and the 3D movie,Walking with Dinosaurs: Prehistoric Planet
  • Commander’s Pass $40 – includes Explorer’s experience plus access to the air-conditioned commander’s Tent with special programming, and the new Paleontologists’ Laboratory

IMG_0074There is a reduced $5 Environmental fee for parking by the town of Secaucus (use to be $10).

There has never been a better time to visit Field Station: Dinosaurs. Go see Field Station: Dinosaurs before they are gone forever!

Located at 1 Dinosaur Way (off Exit 15X of the New Jersey Turnpike), nestled at the base of a 150 million year old rock formation, in Secaucus, New Jersey.  The park is open from 10:00 AM – 6:00 PM from May 23 through June 28 on Saturdays, Sundays and Memorial Day and from June 30 through September 6 from Tuesdays through Sundays and Labor Day.  Season passes and add-ons for access to all of the park’s programming and activities are also available.

{ disclosure:  I was invited to a Media Event a Field Station: Dinosaurs.  No compensation was received for this post, as all ways, all opinions expressed here are my very own. }