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Dino Park Celebrates its 45th Anniversary This Weekend

Dinosaur State Park in Rocky Hill is gearing up for a (pre) historic celebration.

Prehistoric creatures will once again rule Rocky Hill during  this Saturday. 

The event, which is hosted by the Department of Energy and Environmental Protection and, marks the 45th anniversary of the discovery of dinosaur tracks in Rocky Hill. In 1966, a bulldozer operator discovered the footprints of about 2,000 Jurassic era dinosaurs, according to the release.

Dinosaur lovers will be treated to a wide variety of free activities outside the museum including:

• Arts and Crafts

• Costumed Characters

• Games

• Guided Nature Walks

• Face painting

• Live Animal Demonstrations (“Snakes Alive!” and the “Live Bird Program”)

• Musical Entertainment

Visitors can enjoy the outdoor events from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. and walk the hiking trails from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.  Children will also be able to mine for gems and fossils for a small fee. 

People can make their own footprint cast and take it home with them. The casting area will be open from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

Inside the , there are 600 footprints, exhibits, science films and discussions. Parents and children can enjoy the coloring area, bookmark making station, live animals, interactive fossil boxes and geology displays inside the discovery room.

The price of admission to the museum is $6 for ages 13 years old and older, $2 for children between the ages of 6 and 12 and free for children five and under.

Guests can purchase food and beverage at the museum or they can bring their own and have a picnic in the shaded area of the park.

For more information, call (860) 529-5816 or visit their website.

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