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Dinosaur State Park is the site of a discovery of 2,000 early Jurassic dinosaur footprints. 500 footprints are on display inside the the museum. These footprints are 200 million years old. The park also features a bookshop, an auditorium where dinosaur related films are shown, a classroom...
Status: Open through Tue Nov 11 2014   Season Dates
Max reservation window: Sun Sep 20 2015   Later Dates


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You can now make a reservation for the day before your arrival and up until 11 months in advance.

The park is open from 9:00AM to 4:30 PM daily. The park is closed Thanksgiving, Christmas Day and New Year's Day. The exhibit center is closed every Monday. The park's trails and bookshop close at 4:00PM daily. The track casting area is a seasonal activity open from May 1 - October 31st. Visitors must bring their own materials to make a cast.

The pavilion rental does not include Museum admission. Adults ages 13 and up are $6, youth ages 6 - 12 are $2 and children under 6 are free.

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Dinosaur State Park is the site of a discovery of 2,000 early Jurassic dinosaur footprints. 500 footprints are on display inside the the museum. These footprints are 200 million years old. The park also features a bookshop, an auditorium where dinosaur related films are shown, a classroom, 2 1/2 miles of hiking trails and a unique track casting area (seasonal).

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Mon Oct 27 2014 - Sun Sep 20 2015

Reservations must be made 7 Days(s) ahead of arrival and can be made up to 11 Month(s) in advance.

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Season Schedule

Park Season Start End
Walk In Wed Sep 03 2014 Tue Nov 11 2014
Walk In Wed Apr 01 2015 Fri May 22 2015
Peak Sat May 23 2015 Mon Sep 07 2015
Walk In Tue Sep 08 2015 Sat Nov 14 2015
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  • Amphitheater
  • Hiking Trail
  • Parking
  • Picnic Shelter
  • Picnic Tables
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Getting There
The Park is located one mile east of I-91 off exit 23. If you are coming from the New Haven area take a right off the exit and the park will be about 1 mile down the road on the right. Visitors coming from the Hartford area should make a left off the exit and the park will be on their right one mile down the road.
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