Visitor Information

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Dinosaur Park Open House and Private Educational programs with the fossil site are currently postponed until further notice due to COVID-19. The playground is open to the public from sunrise to sunset, 7 days of the week.
Interpretive Programs1st and 3rd Saturdays (starts every 20 minutes)FREE
Interpretive GardenOpen daily from sunrise to sunsetFREE

Important Notes

  • The fenced fossil area is only accessible during Open House hours or by appointment. No unsupervised access to the fossil site is permitted.
  • No personal fossil collecting is allowed in the Park. Digging or removal of any fossils is prohibited.
  • Dinosaur Park is an entirely outdoor facility. Wear closed-toed shoes and dress for the weather.
  • Restrooms are available during scheduled programs.


Dinosaur-Themed Activity Room

A dinosaur-themed activity room is located at Montpelier Mansion, a short drive from Dinosaur Park. Kids can assemble giant 3-D dinosaur puzzles, create dinosaur craft projects, and more.
Please contact Montpelier Mansion at 301-377-7817 for current hours and information.


Location and Directions

Dinosaur Park is located off of Contee Road in Laurel, at the end of Mid Atlantic Boulevard.

From the D.C. area, take the Baltimore-Washington Parkway (Route 295) to Route 197 (Laurel-Bowie Road). Turn West on Route 197. Turn left onto Contee Road. Turn left onto Mid-Atlantic Boulevard and proceed straight. Dinosaur Park is at the end of the road.

From Route 29, turn East onto Route 198. Cross I-95 and turn right onto Baltimore Ave/Route 1 South. Turn left onto Contee Road. Take the second right onto Mid Atlantic Boulevard and proceed straight. Dinosaur Park is at the end of the road.