Weird NJ is very excited to announce that we will be partnering with Field Station: Dinosaurs in Secaucus for one weird weekend, which will feature many unusual and unique activities. FSD is a 20-acre theme park featuring 32 full-sized moving robotic dinosaurs. It’s sure to be freaky fun for the whole family!
• Weird NJ Issue #40 Release Party Saturday evening 5/11 6:30 – 9. Meet WNJ Publishers Mark Sceurman and Mark Moran and have any and all of your Weird NJ stuff signed. The dinosaurs will be turned on and moving. Lanterns will be placed along the trails for when it gets dark. There will be beer will be sold at the lookout/yurt area and legendary DJ Bruce Ciccone will be spinning the prehistory pop.
Concessions booths will be open selling hamburgers, hot dogs, popcorn, Italian ice, sodas, ice cream. Gift shop will be open, and selling the brand new issue of Weird NJ magazine.
FREE ADMISSION for the park and FREE PARKING after 6pm Saturday. If guests wish to come earlier in the day, the Day Pass ticket price with $1 off is $19 for kids, $24 for adults ($10 for parking). Coupon for $1 off the Explorer’s Pass for any Weird NJ guests that wish to return to the Field Station during the daytime (this will be valid for the entire season). For more details and directions please visit the FSD web site.
Other Activities Going on During Weird Field Station Weekend
• Paleontologist Jason Schein from the New Jersey State Museum will present on the most bizarre and weird dinosaurs • Secaucus historian Dan McDonaugh will present on the weird history of Snake Hill. • The State Museum will present weird items from their collection called “Weird State Museum” • Mesozoic Concentration will use images of notable weird locations from around the state.
Field Station: Dinosaurs is a world-class family attraction that combines cutting-edge science with the creative minds of great artists and teachers to create a one-of-kind experience that’s thrilling, educational and fun. Set against the breathtaking natural backdrop of the New Jersey Meadowlands and nestled at the base of a 150 million year old rock formation, the Field Station is an oasis of natural wonder just nine minutes from New York City. Over thirty life-sized, realistic dinosaurs (including the ninety foot long Argentinosaurus, the largest animatronic dinosaur ever made) come to life thanks to the brilliant engineering of the world’s leading roboticists and the imagination of FSD’s artists. The story of the dinosaurs is vividly presented on twenty acres of wild, unpredictable woods, mysterious pathways, and mountain trails. Scientists from the New Jersey State Museum have worked to ensure that the exhibition encompasses the latest theories and discoveries in the fields of paleontology, geology, and environmental studies. The expedition takes every family on a shared adventure – full of mystery, surprise and a sense of awe.