If you have a child who loves dinosaurs (like I do)… you may be surprised to learn that there are several great places within driving distance that offer fun dinosaur experiences! Whether you’re lookling to find a T-Rex or a Triceratops, scroll down to check out our list of options!
Get up close with 52 life-size animatronic dinosaurs and pterosaursat the Bronx Zoo Dinosaur Safari!
The display runs April 11 – October 30, 2022!
2300 Southern Blvd, Bronx, NY
THE DINOSAUR PLACE
The Dinosaur Place is a 60-acre Outdoor Adventure Park with more than 50 life-sized dinosaurs on nature trails! You’ll also find a dinosaur-themed maze, two dinosaur-filled caves, and Monty’s Playground, featuring T-Rex Tower.
1650 Hartford-New London Turnpike, Montville, CT
JURASSIC GIANTS AT MYSTIC AQUARIUM
Jurassic Giants at Mystic Aquarium takes guests back in time to encounter clawing, roaring dinosaurs that seemingly come to life! Explore the age of dinosaurs featuring giant animatronic dinosaurs, enjoy two 4D theaters, and visit with frogs and reptiles!
55 Coogan Boulevard, Mystic, CT
MUSEUM OF NATURAL HISTORY
The Hall of Ornithischian Dinosaurs at the Museum of Natural History features fossils from one of the two major groups of dinosaurs. In the Theodore Roosevelt Rotunda is the iconic dinosaur exhibit, Barosaurus and Allosaurus.
200 Central Park West, New York, NY
BIG ADVENTURES: DINOSAURS AT STEPPING STONES MUSEUM
Take a trip on the Big Adventures Time Machine to visit a 200,000,000-year-old den of Dilophosaurus dinosaurs, be a modern-day paleontologist, or time detective, seeking an adventure or two while fossil hunting. Jump into the realistic-looking Connecticut ecosystem filled with flora and fauna at Stepping Stones Museum.
303 West Avenue, Norwalk, CT