Prince George's County Dinosaur Park

Site NameSite or Story Description Phone NumberWeb AddressSite Street Address Site City Site State Site Zip Code Hours of Operation Entry Fee?
Elk Neck State Park Early Cretaceous Ironstones (dinosaur footprints) (410) 287-5333 4395 Turkey Point Road North East MD 21901 Yes - see website
Maryland Science Center The Science Center has a Dinosaur Mysteries Exhibit with over a dozen full-size dinosaurs, including T. rex and Astrodon, casts of fossilized remains and full-sized skeletons. The exhibit includes dig pits, a field lab, excavation sites and more. Everything is hands-on. The Fossil Quest exhibit features all kinds of fossils found across Maryland, including crocodile armor, marine mollusks, petrified wood and Giant Redwood cones. (410) 685-2370 ( 24 hour info line (410) 685-5225) 601 Light Street Baltimore MD 21230 Summer: Su-Th 10-6, F-Sa 10-8 Reg: Tu-Th 10-5, F 10-8, Sa 10-6, Su 11-5:00 Yes - see website
Maryland Geological Survey Maps, library, fossil cycad exhibit (410)554-5500 2300 St. Paul Street Baltimore MD  8:30-4:30 M-F, excl. holidays No
Hanover Road (BW Parkway) Site of Disney Farm (Source of cycad fossils)   Hanover Road and BW Parkway Hanover MD  No
Beltsville Agricultural Research Center Site of Swampoodle, the primary source of Maryland dinosaur bones in the ninteenth century.  See website Powder Mill Road Beltsville MD  8-4:30 M-F No
Greenbelt ParkFossil footprint and cycad locality 6565 Greenbelt Road Greenbelt MD 20770 Park is open dawn to dusk 365 days a year. Park Headquarters is open 8-4, M-F excl. holidays No
Paint Branch Valley Park fossil footprint locality   Metzerott Road College Park MD 20740  No
Prince George's County Sports Complex and Fossil Site Type Locality, K_T Boundary 301-583-2400 8001 Sheriff Road Landover MD 20785  No
Bladensburg Waterfront Park"Dinosaur Alley" sign and exhibits 301-779-0371 4601 Annapolis Road Bladensburg MD 20710 Daily, 7 am-sunset No
Kenilworth Aquatic Gardens Modern analog of early cretaceous enviroment (202) 426-6905 1550 Anacostia Avenue, NE WashingtonDC  No
Watkins Elementary School Outdoor dinosaur garden (202) 724-4714  420 12th street SE WashingtonDC 20003  No
Capitalsaurus Court Site of Capitalsaurus discovery, signs   1st & F Streets, SE WashingtonDC   
US Botanical Garden Indoor dinosaur garden (202) 225-8333 245 First Street WashingtonDC 20024 10-5 daily, 365 days a year No
National Museum of Natural History (Smithsonian) Dinosaurs/Hall of Paleobiology - How did life and all its wondrous forms come about? The story begins almost 3.5 billion years ago and unfolds in this exhibit. Exhibit includes Dinosaurs, Life in the Ancient Seas, Fossil Mammals and Fossil Plants. (202) 633-1000 10th Street & Constitution Avenue, NW WashingtonDC 20560 10-5:30 everyday except 12/25 No
National Zoo (Smithsonian) Tyrannosaurus Exhibit (Big Cat Area) (202) 633-4800 3001 Connecticut Ave. NW WashingtonDC 20008 Apr-Oct: Grounds 6 am - 8 pm, Buildings 10-6. Nov-Mar: Ground 6-6, Buildings 10-4:30. No
Mount St. Mary's College Dinosaur footprints in Archives Building (301) 447-6122 16300 Old Emmitsburg Road Emmitsburg MD 21727   
US Geological Survey Visitors Center Dinosaur track exhibit, maps, library (703) 648-4748 12201 Sunrise Valley Drive Reston VA 20192 8-6 M-FNo
Adams County Historical Society Museum at the Lutheran Theological Seminary in GettysburgFossil footprints (717) 334-4723 61 Seminary Ridge Gettysburg PA  Tu, W, Sa 9-12 & 1-4, Th 6-9 PM Yes, $3
Future Sites
Emmitsburg Track Park at Footprint Quarry Dinosaur footprints (Late Trissic)    Emmitsburg MD    
Dinosaur Park (Listed as Muirkirk Clay and Gravel Pits in MGS-ES5-Minerals of the Washington, DC Area) Dinosaur fossil exhibits and digging    Muirkirk MD   
Dinosaur age sites listed in Maryland Geological Society publications
Bowie fossil locality (from MGS-ES4-Collecting fossils in Maryland)Late Cretaceous Marine fossils   BowieMD   
Fort Washington Park (from MGS-ES5)Early and Late Cretaceous Fossils   Ft. WashingtonMD    
Wheeler Road (MGS-ES5)Late Cretaceous Marine Fossils   Oxon HillMD   
Muirkirk Clay and Gravel Pits (MGS-ES5)See Dinosaur Park, above   MuirkirkMD