A press release from the Connecticut Department of Energy and Environmental Protection:
The Connecticut Department of Energy and Environmental Protection (DEEP) will sponsor a series of programs for families at Dinosaur State Park in Rocky Hill during February school vacation week.
The programs include:
- View a Film. Three different films are shown throughout each day with seven show times beginning at 10 a.m. Last showing begins at 3:30 p.m. The noon film will be "Evolution with Bill Nye." (The film schedule will be modified on 2/23/2012)
- Make a craft. A craft area will be open daily from 11:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Visitors will be able to make a DNA bracelet to take home. The DNA bracelet replicates a segment of DNA from different animals using multi-colored beads.
- Meet the park’s animals. There will be animal demonstrations daily at 11 a.m. and 2:30 p.m.
- Track Talks will be held daily at 11:30 a.m. A staff member will answer questions about the tracks and discuss what Connecticut was like in the early Jurassic period.
- Special Program: Sharon Audubon will present a live Hawk and Owl program on Thursday, Feb. 23, at 1 p.m. Join us to learn more about the living descendants of theropod dinosaurs. Seating is limited to 100. Tickets will be available on a first-come, first-served basis on the day of the show.
Location: Dinosaur State Park is located at 400 West Street in Rocky Hill. Visitors can view 600 early Jurassic dinosaur footprints under the dome along with museum exhibits. The park has a Discovery room that features a small live animal collection, coloring and book-mark making stations, puzzles, puppets and fossil and mineral collections that visitors can touch and examine. There are 2½ miles of outdoor hiking trails. The park also has a bookshop that has a wide variety of unique items for sale.
Admission: All special programs are included with your admission. Adults (13 and up) are $6, youth (6-12) are $2 and children under 6 are free. The park accepts MasterCard, Visa and Discover. Charter Oak Passes are available for seniors (65 and over) who are Connecticut residents. Picture ID must be presented to acquire a pass.
For more information, please call the park at (860) 529-5816 or visit our website at www.ct.gov/deep/dinosaurstatepark.