Thursday, June 14, 2012

A Day In Dino Land

Remember this post? I spent a Saturday night out with my gals in Hell's Kitchen and because of red sangria and blackberry margaritas, I woke up on Sunday with a slight hangover. Well, thanks to an oversized cup of coffee and huge sunnies, I was able to get up and get at 'em.

And I'm glad I did because Aiden and I were able to head out to Secaucus, New Jersey for a trip to Dino Land!

Field Station: Dinosaurs is a 20-acre outdoor walking attraction with 31 life-sized animatronic dinosaur exhibits, games, workshops, and entertainment. We took the NJ Transit from Penn Station and it literally took us 8 minutes to get into Secaucus. Once there, a free shuttle bus took us over to Field Stations: Dinosaurs, which was about another 8 minute ride. So, if you do the math, from Penn Station it took us about 16 minutes to travel 90 million years back in time...

This world-class family attraction is like an outdoor museum! It really proved to be a one-of-a-kind learning experience. For me. As we were walking around, I kept pointing to different dinosaurs, saying, "And here is another T-Rex."

But once he warmed up to the dinosaurs (be advised that they do make loud noises), Aiden would say, "That's an ankylosaurus."

Okay. Whatever. You're not getting a prize for knowing the correct name or anything.

I'm convinced... educational TV shows are designed to make parents look stupid bad. I blame my, er, lack of knowledge on the a-a-a-a-a-alcohol. #JaimeFoxx

Each visitor is given a passport upon entry and has the chance to earn a stamp for participating in different expeditions, which consists of activities, workshops, and entertainment taking place at different locations in the park every half hour. During our trip, we colored and dug for fossils. Aiden also took his shoes off and ran around the park until I caught him. He clearly was having his own "expedition." That is, until he fell down and got a boo-boo on his foot. Ouch! Luckily, the staff was kind enough to get a first aid kit to us ASAP. Sweet!

Starting June 21st, the park will be open 7 days a week, just in time for the planning of Summer activities. Tickets are $25/adults and $20/children, and there is a discount for purchasing tickets online in advance.

Field Station: Dinosaurs has graciously offered to give one Mommy Delicious reader TWO tickets to check out this awesome attraction. If you'd like to check it out, leave a comment below saying so.

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This giveaway will end Tuesday, June 19th at which point ONE winner will be chosen.

Good luck!

WINNER ANNOUNCED: Congratulations Karlene. Enjoy Field Stations: Dinosaurs!

{Disclaimer: I received complimentary tickets to Field Station: Dinosaurs via MamaDrama in order to facilitate this review. This giveaway is being sponsored by Field Station: Dinosaurs.}


  1. that's great dino land is a quick trip from the city, we went last week too. sorry we didn't get to meet up! ~ anna

  2. So happy to bump into you guys. This is indeed a fabulous attraction and a must-see for dino fans.

  3. Would love to go....definitely wanted share the experience with the kids. Loved dinosaurs as a kid and still love them! Karlene 646-322-4940

  4. How absolutely fun!!!!
    And I LOOOOOOOOVEEEE your page makeover!!! It looks fantastic!!!

  5. Wow! I have been dreaming about this place ever since I heard about it! Would love to take my 8yo daughter! She is fanatic of anything prehistoric!

  6. This looks awesome! Would love to take my son who often thinks HE is a Dinosaur!!

  7. Wow. That looks fun. I wish we could come. We don't have anything large like that here.

  8. How in the world did I miss this post?! That looks like SOOOOO much fun!


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