Dinosaur State Park Re-Opens in Rocky Hill

The state has also opened three other state parks after a brief closure this week during Hurricane Sandy.

Dinosaur State Park in Rocky Hill has been re-opened after being closed during Hurricane Sandy this week, the state Department of Energy and Environmental Protection announced Wednesday.

Three other parks also opened:

Kellogg Environmental Center, Derby
Fort Trumbull State Park, New London
Pachaug State Forest, Voluntown

The state said other state parks will be closed today as staff continues to assess damage and begin the work to make them safe again for the public. Park openings will be scheduled as soon as conditions allow. 

The latest information on the opening of state parks is found on DEEP’s State Parks webpage at:  www.ct.gov/deep/stateparks

Here's a description of Dinosaur State Park

Bring the family for viewing of 600 early Jurassic dinosaur footprints and related exhibits. The museum will have continuous educational programming feature animal demonstrations and films throughout the day.  The discovery room will also be open for visitors and includes a coloring area, book mark making station, live animals, interactive fossil boxes and geology displays. 

Exhibit center hours are 9:00 am – 4:30 pm. 

There is a daily admission fee at Dinosaur State Park. Adults ages 13 and up are $6 youth ages 6 - 12 are $2 and children under 6 are free. Connecticut seniors over 65 years of age are eligible for a Charter Oak Pass (proof of residency is required).  

The park accepts Visa, Master Card, and Discover Card for admission costs over $10. Admission costs less than $10 must be paid with cash or a check. Debit cards or American Express cards are not accepted.

The park is located at 400 West Street, exit 23 off I-91 in Rocky Hill. Follow parks signs, go east on West Street for approximately 1 mile. The park is directly off West Street. Watch for signs and a large geodesic dome.


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