Field Station: Dinosaurs is a world-class family attraction that combines cutting-edge science with the creative minds of great artists to create a one-of-kind experience that's thrilling, educational and fun.
The Field Station is a wild scientific expedition just minutes from New York City. Over thirty life-sized, realistic dinosaurs 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 in Bergen County's beautiful Overpeck Park, on the banks of a scenic creek and surrounded by natural woods. Scientists 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.
And at the center of it all is the fun, the joy and the wonder of dinosaurs. Our expedition takes every family on a shared adventure - full of mystery, surprise and a sense of awe.
Walk along our trail, check out our 32 life-sized dinosaurs and participate in over forty live shows, games and activities, which are all included in the Day Pass admission price, with the exception of Sea Rex: Journey to a Prehistoric World, which is an additional $5 when purchased at the door. The movie is included in the Explorer's Pass and Season Pass.
Science has never been this fun, this scary, or this BIG!
Dinosaur Dance Party
Join the Dinosaur Troubadour for a hilarious toe-tapping, feet-stompin' musical happening. Limbo, watsui, and swing to "The Dimetrodon's Dance," a Permian dance craze that has everyone waving, weaving and laughing.
T-REX FEEDING FRENZY
Explore the dangerous world of the famous cretaceous meat eater! Meet the Mighty T-Rex and help our fearless Dinosaur Wrangler use the Scientific Method to study the eating habits of everyone's favorite carnivore.
Hey Ho Haddy
Join the Dinosaur Troubadour for a musical introduction to New Jersey's famous official State dinosaur; see dinosaur skulls and real fossils and then meet the cutest baby dinosaurs this side of the Delaware River!
This is your official morning briefing. Learn what's on tap for today and get inside tips on how to make the most of your visit.
Teams face off in the Field Station's original family, Olympics-style competition perfect for all ages. Every event is a dinosaur-themed test of skill, knowledge, or sometimes, plain dumb luck. Every day at 1:45pm in the Amphitheater.
WORKSHOPS and GAMES
Flight of the Dinosaurs
North Tent, 20 minutes
You're the star of the show! Explore the amazing link between the birds of today and the dinosaurs of yesteryear. Meet some of the most revered scientists of all time and be witness to their greatest discoveries.
Field Station Challenge
Come on down, you're the next contestant on the Field Station Challenge! You never know what surprises our Wranglers have in store when they reach into the box of dinosaur-themed puzzles, quizzes and games of chance.
North Tent, 20 minutes
A fast-paced game of mixing and matching where everybody plays and everybody learns. What's it take to be a paleontologist? Kids uncover the secrets of the world's most successful dinosaur hunters and learn that most of the tools necessary can be found in our own garages, playrooms ad local libraries.
Visit the Field Station for more Workshops and Games!
Experience in IMAX 3D a wondrous adventure from the dinosaur age with "Sea Rex: Journey to a Prehistoric World.” Join Julie, an imaginative young woman, as she travels from a modern—day aquarium to the Triassic, Jurassic and Cretaceous periods. Immerse yourself in a lost age, 200 million years back in time, and get ready for a face—to—face encounter with the T—Rex of the seas!
FOSSIL DIG SITE
FOSSIL DIG SITE The Dig Site
Buried treasures abound at New Jersey's most popular dig site. Giant dinosaur skeletons and real prehistoric fossils lurk beneath the surface just waiting to be unearthed. Join our team of paleontologists and see what it's like to work on a real scientific expedition. Recommended for scientists ages three through nine.
Junior Bone Hunters dig for actual fossils from the age of the dinosaurs at the Field Station's newest hands-on science activity. Take home your Mesozoic discoveries in a souvenir pouch.
Family Tent, 20 minutes
Join one of the Field Station's Top Researchers and learn the art of paleo paper folding. Best of all, our origami artists get to take their creations home!
WHAT COLOR IS YOUR DINOSAUR?
Family Tent, 20 minutes
Meet our resident paleo-Picasso, a paint splattering expert on dinosaur coloration and help create an original dinosaur mural. There's no telling where our imaginations (and paint brushes!) will take us.
GERTIE THE DINOSAUR
Dark Tent, 12 minutes
Before there was Jurassic Park there was Gertie! Meet Hollywood's first dinosaur superstar! Winsor McKay's groundbreaking cartoon from 1914 is a look back in time and, even after a century, Gertie remains as fun and playful as ever.
DRAGONS TO DINOSAURS
Dark Tent, 10 minutes
Myths and monsters come alive! The story of ancient people and their remarkable dinosaur discoveries are told through the artistry of shadow puppets. Musical and surprising - the perfect blend of science and puppetry.
Videos play on a loop and open to the public from 10:00am-6:00pm.
All attractions may not be available on all days.