'Jurassic Park' in Real Life: 24-Acre Dinosaur Park to Open in New Jersey

'Jurassic Park' in Real Life: 24-Acre Dinosaur Park to Open in New Jersey

Dec 05, 2011

It's probably the closest thing we'll ever get to a real-life Jurassic Park, unless some scientist actually does figure out a way to bring dinosaurs back and we actually are stupid enough to cage them up in some ridiculous zoo-type attraction. Field Station: Dinosaurs is a 24-acre park currently set to open on May 26th in Secaucus, New Jersey, and it will feature 31 life-sized, animatronic dinosaurs residing along natural trails. The exhibition, which will also feature an interactive dinosaur petting zoo, will cost roughly $2 million to put together and create 150 new jobs. Curators and paleontoligists from the New Jersey State Museum in Trenton are among those helping to shape the project.

Yesterday they unveiled the park's first dinosaur, a 14-foot T-Rex, by sending it on a train ride to the Giants game to interact with fans in the stadium parking lot, Jurassic Park 2-style. Admission to the park -- open from May through Thanksgiving -- will be $17.50 for children under 12 and $20 for adults. Children under 2 are free.

Check out an image of said T-Rex above (courtesy of NJ.com) and video of the dinosaur and the upcoming park site below.

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