FIELD STATION: DINOSAURS
IS READY TO HOST FAMILIES TO A ROARING GOOD TIME WHEN THEIR 2017 SEASON
KICKS OFF MAY 27 AT OVERPECK COUNTY PARK
NAMED BY FODORS TRAVEL AS ONE OF THE
“WORLD’S BEST SPOTS FOR DINOSAUR FANS”
We have visited Field Station at its old location and current. We loved checking out the dinosaurs, watching the shows and seeing exhibits. A recap of our last nighttime visit can be found here.
Field Station: Dinosaurs kicks off its 2017 season with everything families have come to know and love about the park, plus some exciting new programming. The Field Station is ready to welcome dinosaur fans back to the park beginning Saturday, May 27. Ticket prices begin at only $15.00. In addition to the over 30 life-size, realistic animatronic dinosaurs, there are 40 live shows, games, workshops and special guests that will simultaneously entertain and educate kids.
Named as one of the “World’s Best Spots for Dinosaur Fans,” by Fodor’s Travel, Field Station: Dinosaurs is situated in Bergen County’s scenic Overpeck Park. This season, the Field Station has created an exciting “Temporary Base of Operations” on the banks of Overpeck Creek in Leonia’s Henry Hoebel section of the park while paleontologists and designers work with the Bergen County Parks Department on a permanent site in Teaneck.
The 2017 season features a brand new 3D movie, Sea Rex: Journey To A Prehistoric World in an air-conditioned theater tent and the world premiere of “Dragons to Dinosaurs” a shadow puppet show designed by FSD’s lead puppeteer Chris Palmieri, performed by Chris and the famous Monkey Boys. The Monkey Boys’ Mighty T-Rex puppet is featured in a revamped, “T-Rex Feeding Frenzy!” with a close-up look at everyone’s favorite carnivore and cool opportunities for audience participation. In the new “dark tent”, guests will meet Gertie, the world’s first dinosaur movie star. In the new musical show “Hey Ho Haddy!” the Dinosaur Troubadour will take us on a musical exploration of New Jersey’s most famous dinosaur discovery.
The popular “Super Stars of Science” program is back featuring special guest experts in the fields of paleontology, geology, puppetry, paleo artistry and more each Saturday during July and August. And a brand new dinosaur will soon be added! Spinosaurus, winner of the Field Station’s 2016 dino election, will be added to the park this summer. Also, the Field Station’s phenomenally fun birthday party packages will now take place in a beautiful air-conditioned yurt. The season will extend into the fall and will include the return of the highly popular “Dinosaurs After Dark” in September and October.
“The tents are up, the dinosaurs are ready and our staff is looking forward to greeting dinosaur fans young and old alike as we open our park for the 2017 season,” said Guy Gsell, the Executive Producer of Field Station: Dinosaurs. “While we look forward to moving into our permanent location on the other side of Overpeck County Park next year, we are committed to making this a spectacular season to remember for all our guests.”
Advance tickets are $15.00 for the Day Pass and $20.00 for the Explorer’s Pass. Tickets at the Box Office are $16.50 for Day Passes and $21.50 for the Explorer’s Pass. Add-ons include the new 3D movie ($5.00), the Paleo Lab ($10.00) and Season Pass ($60.00). Group discounts are available on select passes. Tickets are available online at www.FieldStationDinosaurs.com and by phone at 855-999-9010. Field Station: Dinosaurs is located at the Henry Hoebel Area of Overpeck County Park, Fort Lee Road, Leonia, NJ.
The park is open rain or shine from 10:00 AM – 6:00 PM on Saturdays and Sundays from May 27 through June 25 and Tuesday through Sunday from June 27 through September 4. Fall hours are 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM on Saturdays and Sundays from September 23 through October 29. Dinosaurs After Dark takes place from 7:00 PM – 9:30 PM on Fridays and Saturdays from September 29 through October 28. The park will be open Memorial Day, July 4 and Labor Day.
About Field Station: Dinosaurs:
Field Station: Dinosaurs is a world-class family attraction that combines cutting-edge science with the creative minds of great artists and teachers to create a one-of-kind experience that’s thrilling, educational and fun.
The Field Station is an oasis of natural wonder just minutes from New York City. Over thirty life-sized, realistic dinosaurs come to life thanks to the brilliant engineering of the world’s leading roboticists and the imagination of our artists.
Scientists from the Bighorn Basin Paleontological Institute work to ensure that the exhibition encompasses the latest theories and discoveries in the fields of paleontology, geology, and environmental studies but at the center of it all is the fun, the joy and the wonder of dinosaurs. For more information on the adventure, tickets, special passes and offers visit our web site at www.fieldstationdinosaurs.com