A Mom’s Guide to Field Station Dinosaurs in New Jersey

Posted on: August 3rd, 2012 by


|Photo Credit Jersey Family Fun


Our visit to Field Station Dinosaurs

It was an expedition we had been planning for weeks. Would my 4-year-old be scared? What would we wear? How much would there be to do? We were headed for the Field Station Dinosaurs in Secaucus. We wanted to be prepared and we wanted to have fun.


We did both. In dinosaur hunter shirts we made a few days before, we headed into Field Station Dinosaurs. It wasn’t long before we gained our dinosaur hunting credentials, a passport that also serves as your ticket. As we explored New Jersey’s own Jurassic Park, we earned passport stamps along the way, learned lots about dinosaurs, and had a great time.


About Field Station Dinosaurs

Coming soon.


This was the schedule of activities for the Sunday we visited Field Station Dinosaurs.

Field Station Dinosaur Activities included with admission

Check out some of the activities included with your Field Station Dinosaurs admission.

  • 31 animated robotic dinosaurs
  • 6 Performances
  • Meet, greet, & pet dinosaurs
  • Dig up dinosaur fossils (You can keep anything small you find.)
  • Put together Lego dinosaurs in a Lego build area
  • Color a dino-inspired picture
  • Singalong with the dinosaur troubadour
  • Play dinogames


More things to do at Field Station Dinosaur

These activities are not included with admission. 

  • Coming soon


Tips for your visit to Field Station Dinosaurs

Will your child be scared? It’s a good question. And while every child is different, during our experience I tried the following 4 tips to help my 4-year-old and they worked. Before I knew it my little boy was giving the same advice to other little kids who were scared.


How to keep your child from being scared

  • Remind them the robotic dinosaurs are robots. They are behind a rope and can not move from their position.
  • Sit in the back row during the shows. The 5-year-old T-Rex at 5 feet tall can be intimidating and scary. He will approach guests in front.
  • Should your child be scared of the T-Rex point out that there is a person in this costume. Look at the legs of the dinosaur and you’ll see the legs of the person inside the costume.
  • Move on to the next area. There are so many dinosaurs to see and activities to enjoy that if any one area is too much for your child you can move onto something else.


We had a great time and know that when you visit the Field Station Dinosaurs you will too. Here’s a bit more information.


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Field Station Dinosaurs

Petting a baby dinosaur. |Photo Credit Jersey Family Fun


What Else You Need to Know About Field Station Dinosaurs

Hours of Operation

  • Spring Season (May 25 – June 23)
    Saturdays and Sundays only from 10am to 6pm 
  • Summer Season (June 25 – Sept. 1)
    Tuesday through Sunday from 10am to 6pm 
  • Fall Season (Sept. 7 – Oct. 27)
    Saturdays and Sundays only from 10am to 5pm 
  • Holidays
    Open Memorial Day, Independence Day and Labor Day

Digging for dinosaur fossils. |Photo Credit Jersey Family Fun


Field Station Dinosaurs location

40 Fort Lee Road
Leonia, NJ 07605


|Photo Credit Jersey Family Fun


Field Station Dinosaurs Admission Prices

General Public Admission (Buy Tickets online and save )


  • Day Pass – $15.75
  • Explorer Pass – $18.50 (includes admission to the puppet show)
  • Dinosaurs After Dark – $24.00
  • Under age 2 free

No refunds for rainy days. Parking is free.


To learn more about where to eat and where to say when visiting the Field Station Dinosaurs, please visit our Weekends in Jersey series.


In full disclosure, Jersey Family Fun was provided with tickets in order to review this attraction for our readers. As always, our opinions are honest and based on our experience visiting Field Station Dinosaurs, a family attraction in New Jersey.

Posted in: All, Places to Visit in New Jersey, Things to do in Hudson County, Things to do in New Jersey, Things to do in North Jersey

Jennifer Auer is the hyperlocal mom blogger who runs Jersey Family Fun. From New Jersey, this mom of 3 boys just can’t sit still! Her husband likes to say she’s a work-at-home mom who never stays home. Jennifer started traveling as a child and hasn’t stopped since. Instead of letting her husband and boys slow her down, she brings them along! Did you know that boys behave better when they are out exploring? As her boys transition from tweens to teens there’s still so many places she wants to discover with them both across the U.S. and internationally. She has been a Jersey Girl for 20+ years, and a Jersey Mom for 8+ years and a New Jersey mom blogger for 10 years, although she'd much rather be referred to as an influencer or just by name. She has a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration with a focus on Entrepreneurship from Bryant University in Rhode Island.