Special Programs at Dinosaur State Park
Activities at Dinosaur State Park are family-oriented. With funding from the Friends of Dinosaur Park and Arboretum, Inc., the park presents special programs featuring topics related to dinosaurs and the natural history of the Connecticut Valley. The public is invited to attend. Admission is usually free with park admission. Check the schedule for future programs. Go to Coming Events listing.
View films: Films are shown in the park's auditorium on weekends. The film, Step into the Early Jurassic, is shown at 10:30 a.m., 1:30 p.m. and 3 p.m. The new animated film, Stepping Through Time, is shown at 10 a.m., 2 p.m., and 3:30 p.m. The films shown at noon are listed below.Visitors may request films during the week. Speak with someone at the Admission Desk.
Meet the park’s animals: Programs with our live animals will be conducted only on weekends.
Track Talks: A staff member will answer questions about the tracks and discuss what Connecticut was like in the early Jurassic period. Call the park for the schedule.
Discovery Room Activities: Examine fossil boxes. Investigate rocks and crystals. Work on puzzles. Read books. Make a Dinosaur Tracks Bookmark. Listen to bird calls. Identify dinosaurs on the magnetic wall and much more.
Outdoors: Go on a Bingo scavenger hunt, work on Letter boxing and Earth cache activities.
Films at Dinosaur State Park
|July 11 - 16
||Comets and Meteors with Bill Nye
||July 18 - 23
|July 25 - 30
||Dinosaurs with Bill Nye
|August 1 - 6
||Origin of Birds
|August 8 - 13
||Volcanoes with Bill Nye
|August 15 - 18, 20
||Origin of Tetrapods
||August 22 - 27
||Earthquakes with Bill Nye
||Aug. 29 - Sept. 3
||The Day the Mesozoic Died