Dinosaur Park

About Dinosaur Park

Walk the same ground the dinosaurs did millions of years ago in Laurel, Maryland! Discover secrets of Prince George’s County’s prehistoric past at Dinosaur Park. We preserve this unique site to preserve a rare deposit of fossils from the early Cretaceous period, about 115 million years ago.

From the bones and teeth of the Maryland state dinosaur Astrodon johnstoni to the remains of early flowering plants, the fossils found at Dinosaur Park help scientists reconstruct our region’s ancient history.


The mission of Dinosaur Park is to preserve, protect, and interpret paleontological resources via research and management of fossil deposits and to provide hands-on public programs for the benefit of the citizens of Maryland.

New Parking Information

Parking for Dinosaur Park is now restricted to the park parking lot and along Mid-Atlantic Boulevard. Parking in the business lots and side road next to Dinosaur Park is now prohibited and vehicles will be towed at the driver's expense.