The tracks are enclosed within the Exhibit Center which has more than 55,000 square feet of exhibit space. The Center is handicapped accessible. Check the program and activities schedule for films and videos, track talks, narrated slide shows, and natural history walks. It is recommended that you allow at least 1-1/2 hours for your visit. You may also want to spend time visiting our nature trails, display gardens, and Arboretum. The Track Casting area is open May 1 through October 31. Mining at the gem and fossil sluice is available during the summer.
The grounds are open daily 9 a.m. to 4:30p.m. Trails close at 4 p.m.
The park is closed Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Day, and New Year's Day.
Note: Pets are NOT allowed on the park's hiking trails. They are only allowed in the picnic and open areas.
In early April, the Exhibit Center will reopen with a newly renovated Discovery Room.
Normally, the Center is open throughout the year Tuesday through Sunday, 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Note: the Center is closed on Mondays. The Center is wheel-chair accessible.
Exhibit Center Admission Options
MasterCard, Visa, and Discover are taken for admission charges over $10. We do not take American Express or debit cards.
$6 Adults and Teens (Youth 13 and over)
$2 Youth (Ages 6 -12)
FREE Children (5 years and under)
FREE Charter Oak Pass Holders*
$67 Heritage Pass for two adults and 4 youth provides unlimited admission to Dinosaur, Fort Trumbull, and Gillette Castle during the calendar year.
* Connecticut residents who are age 65 or older can obtain a pass at the park.