Education & School Programs

Paid Private Programs

Education Programs at Dinosaur Park

Dinosaur Park offers paid personalized educational programs for private and public schools, homeschool groups, Scout troops, and special family events. Our educational programs have been designed to meet Maryland Common Core Learning Goals in science. Each visit will begin with an orientation about the ancient world of Dinosaur Park with a show-and-tell presentation of the plant and animal fossils found here. Bring your questions! Afterwards, participants will explore the site and collect fossils from the ground surface with the help of paleontologists.

Important Information

  • Please make reservations at least three weeks in advance.
  • Program fee must be paid one week in advance of program date.
  • Group size is limited to 40 participants.
  • Program ideal for people ages 5 and up.
education and school programs

Dig Experience at Dinosaur Park

Dinosaur Park paleontologists are currently conducting a multi-year dig project within our fossil site, and we need your help! Work alongside staff during this paid program to carefully extract buried fossils using tools of the trade.

Important Information

  • Program is available October to May (Fall to Spring) and is approximately three hours long.
  • Please make reservations at least three weeks in advance.
  • Program fee must be paid one week in advance of program date.
  • Group size is limited to 10 participants per program day.
  • Dinosaur Park will provide tools and materials for the dig program. Outside tool use is prohibited.
  • Participants must be 8 years or older and children under the age of 16 must be accompanied by a participating guardian.

Free Private Programs

Dinosaur Park in the Classroom

Can’t make it out to Dinosaur Park? Our paleontologists can bring the dinosaurs to you! We offer a FREE one-hour show-and-tell presentation about the Early Cretaceous with real fossils and casts of the plants and animals that roamed Maryland 115 million years. Bring your questions!

Important Information

  • This program is available only to private and public schools, daycare and early learning facilities, nature and community centers, Scouting groups with access to public indoor facilities, etc. Not offered for private residents.
  • Please make reservations at least three weeks in advance.
  • Program is suitable and customizable for all ages.


For more information on programs, please email dinosaurpark@pgparks.com