|Address:||13100 Mid Atlantic Blvd, Laurel, MD 20708, USA|
I would like to say my family and I enjoyed it. What I can say is that the 1st and 2nd talks given were very informative. Those gentlemen were great along with one tall guy in a white shirt with Dinosaur Park (I believe) on it and sandals. However, when we were allowed to look for fossils things plummeted. The park employees that help on that part were extremely rude and condescending. I was singled out for for "digging" when what I actually did was use my finger to move a rock to see if there was a fossil underneath. Now, please understand that I did what I observed EVERYONE else doing including the employees, but I was literally scolded like a child! There is a respectful way to talk to people. I observed a child literally picking up rocks and throwing them and not one person said a word to her. Then our child was yelled at by an employee and he didnt do anything! Its interesting that (at that time) there were no other human beings there that "looked" like our family. All the families that "looked" the "same" were not treated as we were. Another interesting fact is that I heard one employee tell another that he was sick of people thinking he was mean. Sir, if multiple people have told you that, perhaps there is truth to it. Its not what you say but HOW you say it. Im so disappointed. Our son has LOVED dinosaurs and their history for the last 8 years and was super excited for this piece of history in our own backyard so to speak. So it was hurtful seeing him walk away feeling defeated after being yelled at for NO reason. If youre not happy with your job, please allow someone who has a passion for this to come in and take your place.
Took a group of kids for summer fun. One of the workers there kept yelling at our counselors, he didnt like the counselors discussing anything with each other apparently. Also, for as much as we paid them there wasnt a lot to do. They talked for a little while then took them on a patch of land to stare at dirt. They were irritated with the kids because they kept picking up rocks and asking if it was a fossil, they expected children to remember the intricate details they told them and not bother them. We had two and a half hours and it was only worth an hour. One kid did find a crocodile tooth, that was the most exciting part, and the kids were allowed to take 1 small rock home. But other than that, we probably wont be going back.
I love the history and story behind this place. They are currently working on some renovations, but for now, it is a hillside of gravel. You simply look through the rocks and try to find a fossils. No digging allowed, only surface collection. Some items they will let you bring home. Any fossils you find stays with them attached to your name. If you find anything substantial and the Smithsonian takes it, your name remains with the find. It is especially muddy after rain. Great place to kill some time.
There is a small play structure outside the actual fossil area. The fossil area is open the first and third Saturday of the month from noon to 4pm. The fossil hunting is mainly looking at gravel to find things on the surface, no actual digging. Any fossils foound go to the Smithsonian, but you get credit for the find. It is really cool.
Fun and instructional. They gave a brief history and instructions before youre let into the park, where you can hunt for dinosaur bones and teeth. No shade, so can be a bit brutal in the summer. They had free water, so that was nice.
Fun visit. The site isnt large, and the chances of finding something arent very good, but we had fun looking. The guides were helpful and would answer as many questions as you asked.
Its a real dig site - so finds of one sort or another will happen. We found prehistoric wood - while not a dinosaur, its still awesome.
Good place to visit to look for fossils, especially after a good rain. Playground to distract young children.
This place is amazing. Great place for kids and adults of all sizes. Great for the si CE of adventure
Hunt your own dinosaur bits and get credit for the find. Also some big chunks of iron ore.
Open 8 hours a month. Seems unfinished (summer 14). Nothing doing while its closed.
Its very pleasant, yet very tiny. Also its a very funny place for a park.
Lovely pond. Good trail for a short walk. Ducks and geese.
Great time for the kids & we learned alot!
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Pushy and controlling instructors
Great place to take the kids
Great place for the kids.
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