SECAUCUS -- Secaucus is being transformed into its very own Jurassic Park on April 25 with the arrival of 31 dinosaurs at Field Station: Dinosaurs. The dinosaurs, some up to 90' long, are being unpacked and assembled for the park, which is adjacent to Laurel Hill Park.
The outdoor attraction, which takes children back to the prehistoric age, will debut over Memorial Day weekend, although school groups may visit earlier. From Memorial Day until the end of the school year, they are only open on the weekends. After school lets out the park will open rain or shine every day until Labor Day. After Labor Day the park returns to a weekend schedule for the public.
The park targets kids ages 3 to 11 and is more like a zoo with dinosaurs than an amusement attraction. Children are treated as scientists on an expedition. They get credentials instead of tickets upon arrival.
The park includes a Dinosaur Dig Site, games like Dinosaur "Family Feud," family Olympics, and workshops.
Children and families will learn important lessons about the world through the story and science of dinosaurs. Children will learn about educational themes such as climate change, or the link between dinosaurs and birds, for example.