SECAUCUS—On Friday, April 5, Field Station: Dinosaurs the 20-acre outdoor Jurassic learning expedition in Secaucus will open for the season with a quadrupled program line-up, including the addition of a 23-minute 3D movie called Dinosaurs Alive!.
“Almost any kid will tell you, when it comes to dinosaurs, bigger is better,” said Guy Gsell, president and executive producer for Field Station: Dinosaurs. “This season, we’re offering more shows, playing more games, and exploring the paleolithic world from the center of the earth to the far reaches of the solar system.”
Guests will be able to wander among the 32 life-sized animatronic dinosaurs, see several new audience-participation shows starring a 15-foot interactive T-Rex, and join in a new series of shows and activities called “Dig Deeper” where paleontologists of all ages will laugh and learn as they explore a world full of famous scientists, rocks from outer space and polka-dotted Stegosauruses. There are also hands-on workshops, created with paleontologists and scientists at the New Jersey State Museum, including Bonehunters, Alien Rocks, and Ancient Energy.
The park’s new movie tent offers Explorer’s, Commander’s, and Season Pass holders a place to rest their weary feet while seeing the deserts of Mongolia and New Mexico in 3D.
“Dinosaurs Alive! is the perfect fit for our young explorers at the Field Station,” continues Gsell. “We believe that serious science doesn’t have to be stuffy and that great entertainment can be educational. Dinosaurs Alive! is both.”
Visitors can finish off the day with a round of games including last season favorites, Raptor Feud, Mezosoic Concentration and the T-Rex Games, along with new fun including a Dinosaur Dance Party and history tales about Snake Hill.
“At Field Station: Dinosaurs, children play a part in every show. They dig for dinosaur skeletons, hold real fossils and meet life-sized dinosaurs face-to-face. It’s every little scientist’s dream come true.”
Explorer’s passes to the park including the 3D movie are $23 for adults and $20.50 for children three-12 and seniors 65 and up (children under two years old can enjoy the park for free) when bought in advance by calling 1-855-999-9010 or logging onto www.fieldstationdinosaurs.com. Season passes are priced to pay for themselves in less than three visits at $62 for adults and $52 for children three-12 and seniors over 65, offering unlimited daytime admission to the park, one 3D movie viewing per pass, and access to the air-conditioned Commander’s Tent with hourly story time and baby dinosaur feedings.
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 30 life-sized, realistic dinosaurs (including the 90-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 the park’s artists.
The story of the dinosaurs is presented on 20 acres of woods, 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.
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