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Dinosaur Park

Posted by on January 29, 2012

Field Trip: Dinosaur Park
Location: 13200 Block of Mid-Atlantic Blvd
Laurel, MD 20708
Contact: 301-627-7755
Grades: PreK and up


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About the Museum:

Dinosaur Park is a unique place in Laurel, Maryland, featuring a rare deposit of fossils from the Early Cretaceous period about 110 million years ago. The Park is part of a geologic formation called the Muirkirk Deposit that consists of sediments and clays that occur south of Washington D.C. to north of Baltimore. Here, paleontologists have unearthed fossilized bones of several kinds of dinosaurs, early mammals, and fossils of trees and early flowering plants.

On the first and third Saturdays of every month from 12 noon to 4 pm, families can join paleontologists in discovering Prince Georges’ County’s ancient past at Dinosaur Park! Experienced paleontologists and volunteers are on-site to interpret fossil deposits from the Early Cretaceous period about 110 million years ago.

Unfortunately, visitors are not allowed to bring their own tools or unearth or remove fossils from the site.

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