Field Station: Dinosaurs are coming back to NJ this year! As a mom to a huge dinosaur enthusiast, my little girl, I am excited to be teaming up with Field Station: Dinosaurs to share all the fun and excitement set to return to NJ! Their opening day is Saturday, May 28th, from 10am-6pm, in Bergen County, NJ. They not only have over 30 life-sized dinosaurs, but they have a new 3-D movie adventure, Walking With The Dinosaurs and a Paleontologist Lab where kids can dig for real fossils from the age of the dinosaurs, plus they even get to bring them home! You can read all about the fun stuff to see and do and purchase your tickets here.
Bergen County Executive James J. Tedesco III announced that Field Station: Dinosaurs will be joining the Bergen County Parks system. With the theme “9 Minutes from Manhattan – 90 million years back in time,” 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-a-kind experience that’s thrilling, educational and fun. Field Station: Dinosaurs will proudly call Bergen County’s Overpeck Park its new home.
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 their artists. 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. The Field Station: Dinosaurs exhibit takes every family on a shared adventure – full of mystery, surprise and a sense of awe.
Guy Gsell, President and Founder of Field Station: Dinosaurs remarked that, “The outpouring of support we received in the face of extinction was amazing. From teachers and educators all the way up to the Lieutenant Governor’s office, we got letters, emails and phone calls with great ideas on ways to keep the Field Station in New Jersey. With their help, we found a new site that will allow Field Station: Dinosaurs to educate and entertain children for years to come. We looked at wooded lots and empty properties from the Pinelands to the Highlands but we couldn’t ask for a better, more beautiful site than Overpeck County Park or more innovative, forward thinking partners than County Executive Tedesco and the Bergen County Parks Department.”
Field Station: Dinosaurs will be establishing a temporary seasonal exhibition located on approximately 14 acres within the Henry Hoebel section of Overpeck Park, located to the north of Fort Lee Road while the site for its more permanent 35+ acre home is being designed, permitted and constructed within the Teaneck section of Overpeck to the south of De Graw Avenue across from the Glenpointe Hotel & Office Complex. Subject to design and regulatory approvals, the long term site is expected to come “to life” in 2018.
I am looking forward to experiencing Field Station: Dinosaurs for the first time with my family. Not only is this a great place to bring the kids, but it is also educational and fun for both them and I. I hope to see many of you there. Just a few more weeks til we get to go back in time and walk among the dinosaurs! For more information and to purchase your tickets, visit their website, here.
**I was given pictures from Field Station: Dinosaurs to use in this post and much of the information is from their official press release. All opinions stated are of my own and in no way influenced by Field Station: Dinosaurs.**