Compounce joins Dinosaur Trail


For the family with an affinity for dinosaurs, there are five locations on the Connecticut Dinosaur Trail, a historic collaboration that brings together five of the state’s pre-eminent tourist attractions: Connecticut Science Center, Dinosaur State Park, The Dinosaur Place at Nature’s Art Village, Yale Peabody Museum of Natural History. and new this year – Lake Compounce Family Theme and Water Park.

Lake Compounce joins the existing attractions with its brand new Dino Expedition, which offers guests of all ages the opportunity to encounter moving and breathing lifelike animatronic dinosaurs and explore their history with a walk through prehistoric paths. The attraction also features an open-air fossil dig area for younger guests.

This year, it’s now easier – and more cost effective – for families to visit all five spots along the trail by becoming a CT Dino Trail Insider, where by registering at, families are able to get instant savings including free kids tickets to Yale Peabody Museum of Natural History and an $8 discount valid on Regular Admission to Lake Compounce purchased online. Becoming a CT Dino Trail Insider is free, and offers up to date information on all the attractions.

“We are really excited to be able to offer families the opportunity for savings at our properties, by becoming a CT Dino Trail Insider,” said Jerry Brick, general manager, Lake Compounce. “Our hope is that families will take advantage of this and visit each location this summer and experience what each unique property has to offer.”

The CT Dino Trail was recently recognized by the Connecticut Office of Tourism with its Connecticut Governor’s Award For Tourism Partners at its recent Connecticut Governor’s Conference on Tourism. The recognition was one of only five awards given, and recognized the CT Dino Trail for its collaboration and success working together to promote its diverse blend of offerings in innovative ways to drive visitors to its unique attractions.

The CT Dino Trail has also partnered with Hartford Marriott Downtown, Mystic Marriott Hotel and Spa and Bear Creek Campground at Lake Compounce to provide packages and discounts for families this summer.

For more information about becoming a CT Dino Trail Insider, about any of the five locations or hotel packages, please visit