Come, travel back to the Age of Dinosaurs

We are one of the largest dinosaur track sites in North America. Beneath our geodesic dome, you will find an exceptional display of early Jurassic fossil tracks that were made 200 million years ago.

Surrounding our Exhibit Center are more than two miles of nature trails and the Dinosaur State Park Arboretum, containing more than 250 species and cultivars of conifers, as well as katsuras, ginkgoes, magnolias and other living representatives of plant families which appeared in the Age of Dinosaurs.

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Our Museum presents a bird’s-eye view of the preserved Mesozoic floodplain covered with tracks, dioramas of Triassic and Jurassic environments, collections of fossils, and interactive exhibits.

-- Open Year Round --

Dinosaur State Park is part of the Bureau of Outdoor Recreation, Connecticut Department of Energy and Environmental Protection.


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

The trackway in Rocky Hill, CT has been designated a registered Natural Landmark by the U. S. Department of Interior.  This historic site was preserved for future generations because of the dedication and foresight of many volunteers, educators, and concerned citizens. The Friends of Dinosaur Park and Arboretum, Inc., a non-profit organization, not funded by the state government, exists to promote and ensure the perpetuity of this significant, historic and educational resource and its related exhibits.
Have you visited our Discovery Room? There you will learn about the natural history of the Connecticut Valley and view our spectacular mineral and fossil collection. Hands-on activities for all ages are part of the exhibit.

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