DEEP: School Vacation Week Programs at Dinosaur State Park

December 12, 2012
 
School Vacation Week Programs at Dinosaur State Park
The Wild Inside – December 26-30
 
The Connecticut Department of Energy and Environmental Protection (DEEP) today announced that Dinosaur State Park in Rocky Hill will sponsor a series of programs for families during December’s school vacation week.
 
Although it may be cold outside, the park is bringing “The Wild Inside” in a series of special programs being offered this school vacation week.  They include:
 
Daily from December 26 (Wednesday) - 30 (Sunday)
 
Naturalist programs at 11:00 a.m., 11:30 a.m., and 2:30 p.m.
Park staff will present a “Track Talk” or an Animal Demonstration
 
Crafts 11:30 a.m. – 3 p.m.
Visitors will be able to make a craft to take home
 
Films – 10:00 a.m., 10:30 a.m., noon, 1:30 p.m., 2:00 p.m., 3:00 p.m., and 3:30 p.m. (film schedule will be adjusted on the 27th to accommodate our special live animal program).
 
Thursday, December 27 at 1 :00 p.m.
 
Modern Dragons Show presented by Riverside Reptiles.  This show will feature a number of live lizards.  Space is limited to 100 visitors.  Tickets will be available on a first-come, first-serve basis at 9:00 a.m. on the day of the show. This 45-minute show is recommended for ages five and older.
 
This special program is made possible through the sponsorship of the Friends of Dinosaur State Park and Arboretum (FDPA). 
 
Dinosaur State Park is offering a series of special programs during school vacation week this December.  The park, which is open all year, has over 500 early Jurassic dinosaur footprints on display along with a series of related exhibits, a 100-seat theater, a Discovery room, a bookstore that features many unique titles, toys and jewelry and 2 1/2 miles of hiking trails.  The park is located one mile east of I-91, off Exit 23.  The museum is open Tuesday – Sunday from 9:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.  The outdoor trails and the bookshop close at 4 p.m.  The museum is closed Mondays and the park will be closed for Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, and New Year’s Day.  There is a $6 admission fee for ages 13 and up, $2 for youth 6-12 and children five and under are free.  For more information, contact Meg Enkler at (860) 529-5816.