Coming Events at Dinosaur State Park
A reptile program featuring snakes visitors on a trail walk listen to the guide

Special Programs at Dinosaur State Park

Throughout the year, Dinosaur State Park schedules special programs that feature topics related to the park, natural history and dinosaurs will be scheduled. The public is welcome and admission is usually free with park admission.  Activities at Dinosaur State Park are family-oriented. Check the schedule often for events that are added.

Events in  2017




APRIL - Dinosaur State Park resumes Tuesday through Sunday schedule, 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Early April - Mining activity reopens, weather permitting.

Saturday, April 8 - Sunday, April 16 - School Vacation Week activities include animal programs, track talks, films and crafts. (Park is closed on Monday, April 10.)

Wednesday, April 12 - Riverside Reptiles presents two live animal programs. At 11 a.m, Snakes will be featured. At 1 p.m., the program will cover Reptiles and Amphibians. Each program will last 45 minutes and is free with park admission.

Thursday, April 13 - Tom Ricardi of Massachusetts Birds of Prey will present a live bird program featuring 5 or more birds. The program will last 45 minutes and is free with park admission.

MAY - Track Casting area reopens May 1.


Saturday, June 3 - At 1 p.m, there will be a Connecticut Trails Day Hike that focuses on Connecticut Geology. All participants will receive a free geologic specimen. No registration is necessary. Inclement weather cancels. Please, no dogs.

Saturday, June 10 - Connecticut Open House Day. There will be free admission all day.


AUGUST - Dinosaur State Park Day will be held on Saturday, August 19, 2017.