Visitor Information

Come to Dinosaur Park Open Houses to meet paleontologists, learn about Maryland prehistory, and search an active fossil site for 115 million-year old remains of dinosaurs and other prehistoric animals!

Open Houses are held from 12-4 PM on the first and third Saturday of every month, year round. Programs start every 20 minutes. The fenced-in fossil area is only accessible during Open Houses and special events, but the interpretive garden is open every day from dawn to dusk. Admission is free.

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. You can also visit the Montpelier Mansion web site for more information.

For information about visiting Dinosaur Park, please call 301-627-1286.

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.