Since we arrived in New York we have been meaning to go to Field Station Dinosaurs. We had been hearing about it at various places like the Madison Square Park Kids Fest. Tate has really liked dinosaurs since he got his dinosaur cave at FAO Schwarz when we visit New York on holidays. For some reason it took us until a week and a half ago to get there.
Field Station Dinosaur is in New Jersey – just one stop away on a train out of Penn Station, so is pretty accessible for people living in New York.
Field Station Dinosaurs is located at such a fantastic site. It is in the New Jersey Meadowlands and is at the base of a 150 million year old rock formation.
Tate was pretty excited about getting to see all the dinosaurs and had chosen this particular outing for the day after getting a choice between that or the Aquarium at Coney Island. The first dinosaur that greeted us after entering the park was quite scary to Tate. I started to wonder whether he was going to be too frightened to walk around the rest of the park unless he was permanently in one of our arms. Luckily the next dinosaur was child friendly!!!
Pretty clear why its a tad scary for littlies, right? And to make it worse each dinosaur is animated – moves and roars. So that increased the scariness for Tate.
The next dinosaur’s head was just able to bee seen poking its head up as we rounded the corner of the trail.
For Tate it was pretty cool to see the dinosaurs that he has in his dinosaur cave up close.
After some lunch we headed to a dig site where kids could dig up dinosaur bones. Tate enjoyed this area so much and kept going up to the table and choosing different tools for he and daddy to dig with.
After the archaeological dig, it was time to head off and see more dinosaurs. It was pretty cool to see dinosaurs that we had never heard of before. And there were quite a few!
Tate’s favorite dinosaur is the T-Rex. So, it was quite cool that they had 3 different T-Rex throughout the park.
Tate really enjoyed looking at the map and working out where we needed to go next. At one point the map needed to be checked about every three steps! “Where do we go now Daddy”, was repeated A LOT!
Since going to Field Station Dinosaurs Tate has enjoyed talking about the fact that the T-Rex is his favorite dinosaur and asking everybody what their favorite dinosaur is. So what’s yours?