Kids' Events in Hudson County, NJ: Huge Outdoor Dinosaur Expedition

Watch out Barney and Baby Bop, there’s a new dinosaur in town—make that 31 life-sized animatronic dinosaurs at Field Station: Dinosaurs, a 20-acre pre-historic outdoor expedition created to teach and delight enthusiasts about dinosaurs and the surrounding ecosystem of New Jersey’s Meadowlands.

Travel back 90 million years and experience the only park of its kind in North America and possibly the world. Encounter a 15-foot T-Rex, enjoy a dinosaur meet and greet, and see the park come to life with dinosaur wranglers, troubadours and educators at this interactive outdoor adventure along a .75 mile trail nestled near the Snake Hill prehistoric rock formation adjacent to Laurel Hill Park.

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, the largest animatronic dinosaur ever made) 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. This expedition takes every family on a shared adventure - full of mystery, surprise and a sense of awe.

Buy tickets in advance and save at or 855.999.9010. Ticket prices on-line and by phone are $20 for adults and $17.50 for kids (12 & under) and seniors. Tickets at the box office are $25 for adults and $20 for kids (12 & under) and seniors. Children 2 years old and under are free.

For group discounts and birthday party information, call 973.748.4317.

Field Station: Dinosaurs is at One Dinosaur Way in Secaucus Exit 15X off of the NJ Turnpike, and then take a left on New County Road.

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