Dinosaur State Park


Aerial photo of dinosaur state park

Dinosaur State Park

Rocky Hill
The Exhibit Center is closed to the public until at least August 1, 2022. This closure is required to facilitate the replacement of the HVAC system. The outdoor park areas will remain open. Outdoor activities may begin in May 2022, weather dependent. 

Track casting and Gem and Fossil Mining are closed for the season. Track Casting will reopen in April weather dependent. Gem and Fossil Mining may reopen in May 2022 depending the status of the Friends of Dinosaur Park & Arboretum (FDPA) museum shop who sell the Mining Bags. Please contact the FDPA directly for questions regarding summer mining bag availability at 860-257-7601 or friends.dinosaur.prk@snet.net.

Due to the closure of the exhibit center, we are only accepting school group reservations for virtual programs at this time. Due to limited staffing, virtual programs cannot be booked for dates between June 20 and September 5. Please visit the Field Trips section.  

Dinosaur State Park DomeIf you like dinosaurs, you'll love our 200 million-year-old fossil trackway, interactive exhibits, activities and the chance to cast your own dinosaur footprint to take home. The exhibit center houses over 750 dinosaur tracks exactly where they were discovered in 1966. 

Even if you cannot visit in person, you can get a taste of what the exhibit center has to offer with our virtual tour below. Interactive content will be added regularly to the tour. Check back often!



This property was acquired and/or developed with the assistance of the Land and Water Conservation Fund

Land and Water Conservation Fund Grant Program

Link to Purchase a State Park Season Pass

Content updated: April 2022