New 20-Acre Dinosaur Park To Open In Secaucus, NJ IN May 2012
By Mel Fabrikant Sunday, December 04, 2011, 04:30 PM EST
The New York Giants and NJ TRANSIT Welcome New Neighbor, Field Station: Dinosaurs to the Meadowlands
Field Station: Dinosaurs is an interactive outdoor Jurassic learning destination set to open in Secaucus in May 2012. This exciting tourist attraction will take visitors back 90 million years with 31 full-sized animatronic dinosaurs, a dinosaur petting zoo and interactive educational programs along a .75 mile trail nestled near the Snake Hill prehistoric rock formation in Laurel Hill Park.
On Sun., Dec. 4th, Field Station: Dinosaurs will reveal their future site in Laurel Hill Park and introduce to the public to their 14-foot T-Rex. From there, the dinosaur will make an appearance at the Secaucus Junction train station and board an NJ Transit shuttle to the stadium to interact with Giants fans.
WHAT: Join Field Station: Dinosaurs, the New York Giants and NJ TRANSIT to learn about North Jersey’s newest tourist attraction with a press conference, train ride and tailgating.
WHEN/WHERE: All activities are on Sun., Dec. 4th
• 12:30 p.m.*: Press conference at Laurel Hill Park in Secaucus, NJ
• 1:50 p.m.: Photo ops of Secaucus Junction Train Station antics
• 2:30 p.m.: Arrive at MetLife Stadium via NJ TRANSIT Shuttle
• 3:00 p.m.: Interaction with fans and additional photo ops at stadium
*Times are subject to change depending on pending appearance inside stadium.
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.
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 thirty life-sized, realistic dinosaurs (including the ninety foot long Argentinasaurus, the largest animatronic dinosaur ever made) come to life thanks to the brilliant engineering of the world's leading roboticists and the imagination of our artists.
The story of the dinosaurs is vividly presented on twenty acres of wild, unpredictable woods, mysterious 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.
And at the center of it all is the fun, the joy and the wonder of dinosaurs. Our expedition takes every family on a shared adventure - full of mystery, surprise and a sense of awe.