Providing educational opportunities for the public, supporting park staff, and providing funding for events and exhibits at Dinosaur State Park, the Friends of Dinosaur Park and Arboretum facilitate public access to one of the largest dinosaur track sites in North America. Sheltered by the park’s geodesic dome are stunningly preserved early Jurassic fossil tracks. The surrounding nature trails wind through the arboretums carefully cultivated collection of ginkgoes, magnolias, katsuras, and similar flora known to have existed in prehistoric eras. The Friends of Dinosaur State Park and Arboretum also host the popular Dino Day, commemorating the anniversary of the fossils’ discovery. The state park in Rocky Hill maintains a public mining sluice for the mining of gems and fossils in the summer, and allows visitors the opportunity to create a cast of the dinosaur tracks.