In 1966, a bulldozer operator was excavating for a development of a state building, he turned over a slab and found there-toed footprints. The decision to preserve this site as a state park and the work to carefully excavate has made the Dinosaur State Park one of the largest on-site displays in the world.
The tracks are housed in the exhibit center which is open throughout the year and admission is charged to enter. Six dollars for adults and teens (13 and over), $2 for youth and free for children 5 and under.
- 1/4 cup cooking oil
- Cloth rags and paper towels
- 5-gallon plastic bucket
- 10 pounds of Plaster-of-Paris (no substitutions).
The Mining for minerals activity involves purchasing a bag of "mining rough" we were surprised to find our full of gems! This is a summer activity and a must do for any budding geologist.
We also took part in the annual Dinosaur State Park day. The exhibit hall is free on this day and it is a very festive and fun event.
If you are planning a trip to Connecticut, the Dinosaur State Park is a must see.