Volunteers Needed for Dinosaur Discovery Celebration

The annual Dinosaur State Park Day will celebrate the 46th anniversary of the discovery of 2,000 early Jurassic dinosaur footprints in Rocky Hill


Prehistoric creatures will once again roam Rocky Hill later this month during the annual .

Dinosaur State Park Day is a family friendly event with activities for children and lots of opportunities to learn about the era of the dinosaurs. The event, which will occur rain or shine, is the 46th anniversary of the discovery of 2,000 early Jurassic dinosaur footprints. Two years later, was opened and is one of the largest dinosaur track sites in North America.

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The event, which will be on Aug. 18 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., will feature the following activities:

  • Live animal demonstrations by Massachusetts Birds of Prey and Leapin’ Lizards presented by Beardsley Zoo
  • Games with prizes
  • Face painting
  • Musical entertainment
  • Costumed characters
  • Mining for gems or fossils 
  • Outdoor track casting area
  • Guided nature walks
  • An extensive crafts area
  • Food for purchase
  • Outdoor hiking trails

According to the press release, all outdoor activities are free "with the exception of a small materials fee to mine for gems or fossils."

The museum will be open normal business hours from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. The admission for adults (13 and up) are $6, youth (6-12) are $2 and children under 6 are free. The park accepts MasterCard, Visa and Discover. 

Anyone who is interested in volunteering at the event is asked to call 860-529-5816 or visit the park's website for more information.

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