What kid doesn't love dinosaurs?
The Connecticut Department of Energy and Environmental Protection (DEEP) and Friends of Dinosaur State Park and Arboretum will host a celebration of the 45th anniversary of the discovery of 2,000 early Jurassic dinosaur footprints in Rocky Hill on Saturday, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
So today, why not make plans? Gather your kids, get your best friend's kids, and take your spouses, too. It's a great day for everyone.
If you're looking for a project to do today, why not get the kids to draw their favorite dinosaurs? You can cut them out, glue them to cardboard, and pin them to the kids' shirts to wear on Dinosaur Day!
A press release says the tracks were made 200 million years ago by large carnivorous dinosaurs and were discovered in 1966 by a bulldozer operator, digging the basement of a state office building. Cool!
The special programs will run from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. All outdoor activities are free with the exception of a small materials fee to mine for gems or fossils. The day's activities include:
- Live animal demonstrations by Roaring Brook Nature Center (snakes) and A Place Called Hope (Birds of Prey)
- Games with prizes
- Face painting
- Musical entertainment
- Costumed characters
- Mining for gems or fossils
- Guided nature walks
- An extensive crafts area
You'll be able to buy food, and visit the museum, too (there's a cost for that).
The park is located at 400 West St., in Rocky Hill, one mile east of Exit 23 off Interstate 91. For more on the park, click here.