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, so big it's visible from the Empire State Building) 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.
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 3/4 mile trail, check out our 32 life-sized dinosaurs and participate in fun activities, which are all included in the Day Pass admission price, with the exception of Walking with Dinosaurs: Prehistoric Planet 3D, which is an additional $5 when purchased at the door. The movie is included in the Explorer's Pass and Commander's Pass.
Science has never been this fun, this scary, or this BIG!
GOYA AMPHITHEATER SHOWS
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.
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.
FEEDING FRENZY PRESENTED BY
Myth, mystery and science merge in this live interactive show featuring music, puppetry and a surprising look at the roots of paleontology. This musical introduction to the eating habits and table manners of the dinosaurs explores the paleolithic food pyramid.
Found in New Jersey
Travel 400 million years back in time to a strange and mysterious place called New Jersey. See and touch actual dinosaur fossils and help judge the world's first dinosaur beauty pageant.
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.
Talking with Dinosaurs
Kids will roar, chirp and rattle as the Dinosaur Troubadour conducts the world's first ever dinosaur Glee Club. It's paleontology meets American Idol with a musical grand finale where everyone joins the Dinosaurus Chorus!
WORKSHOPS and GAMES
AVIAN DINOSAURS -- The Look Out, 20 minutes
You're the star in this funny and informative show about the amazing link between the dinosaurs of yesteryear and the birds of today. Travel back in time and visit some of history's most famous scientists at their greatest moments of discovery. It's theater. It's science. It's guaranteed fun.
MESOZOIC CONCENTRATION -- The Look Out, 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.
Inspired by the major motion picture Walking with Dinosaurs: 3D and narrated by Benedict Cumberbatch, the film draws on cutting-edge science to bring our prehistoric world to life, creating creatures as realistic and compelling as the living animals we see in contemporary wildlife documentaries.
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. The Paleontologists' Laboratory is included with your Commander's Pass, Paleontologist-for-a-Day Pass, or is available to purchase separately.
Every rock tells a story. Take a journey from the Earth's molten core to the far reaches of our solar system. See actual rocks from the Moon, Mars and beyond.
WHAT COLOR IS YOUR DINOSAUR?
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.
All attractions may not be available on all days.
Puppets designed, created and provided by Erth. All rights reserved.