Field Station: Dinosaurs is a 20-acre outdoor Jurassic expedition in Secaucus, NJ where explorers come face-to-face with a living, breathing 15-foot Mighty T-Rex, wander among 32 life-sized animatronic dinosaurs, feed the baby Hadrosaurs, participate in dozens of scientific shows and games, and see Dinosaurs Alive!, a new 3D movie. To purchase passes go to www.fieldstationdinosaurs.com or call 855.999.9010. Click here for our full review.
In addition to regularly scheduled programming, Field Station: Dinosaurs presents:
Dinosaurs have been the subjects of movies since the art form began. The Long Island Motion Picture Arts Center & Museum presents two interactive exhibits with drop-in activities using green screen and stop-motion animation techniques. After the park closes, see the biggest dinosaur movie of all time, Jurassic Park 3D, sponsored by the City of Secaucus. The movie is free and space is limited to the first 200 guests. Gates open for Movie Night at 6:45p.
Dozin’ with Dinos (Sat. Aug. 31):
This overnight adventure is the ultimate cretaceous campout. Explore the lantern-lit dinosaur trails, see Dinosaurs Alive! 3D, share s’mores and songs by the campfire with the Dinosaur Troubadour, sleep under the stars and awake to a spectacular New York City skyline sunrise. A healthy breakfast is courtesy of Whole Foods Market. Space is limited so reserve your passes today at www.fieldstationdinosaurs.com
Careers in Science Day (Sat., Sept. 7):
Field Station celebrates its hero, the scientist, every day, and especially this day, by welcoming scientists of all types to talk about their work. Whether you’ve an eye toward a scientific future or just a healthy curiosity, this is the weekend for you.
Explore the dark woods and haunted trails of Snake Hill. Flashlight tours, spooky stories, and the Dinosaur Dance Party are just part of the nighttime adventure that’s back by popular demand.
Puppetry Weekend (Sat. and Sun. Sept. 14 and 15):
Join renowned puppeteer Noel MacNeal (Bear of Bear in the Big Blue House) and other Field Station puppeteers for a weekend behind the scenes. Explore puppet making, puppeteering, and Field Station’s own dinosaur puppets.
Scout Day (Sat., Sept. 21):
Bugs, lizards and birds are the stars on Scout Day. Kids learn from the experts about weather, mapping, and camping. They will even learn how to bake cookies in a cardboard box oven. Scouts in uniform will receive a 10 percent discount, and participating scouts will earn a Field Station: Dinosaurs commemorative patch.
Hudson County Day (Sat., Sept. 28):
Hudson County residents with a photo ID will receive a 10 percent discount on day passes purchased for Sat., Sept. 28.
About Field Station: Dinosaurs
Field Station: Dinosaurs is a world-class family attraction that combines cutting-edge science with the creative minds of great artists and teachers to create a one-of-kind experience that’s thrilling, educational and fun. Set against the breathtaking natural backdrop of the New Jersey Meadowlands and nestled at the base of a 150 million year old rock formation, the Field Station is an oasis of natural wonder just nine minutes from New York City. Over thirty life-sized, realistic dinosaurs (including the ninety foot long Argentinosaurus) come to life thanks to the brilliant engineering of the world’s leading roboticists and the imagination of our artists. The story of the dinosaurs is vividly presented on twenty acres of wild, unpredictable woods, mysterious pathways, and mountain trails. 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. Workshops, games and activities connect the story of the dinosaurs to our world today, giving new relevance to their lives and power to the tale of their extinction.
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