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Grapevine Dinosaur-Themed Events Bring Prehistoric Fun to Children and Families This Summer

May 31, 2016 09:17AM ● By Editorial Intern f

Do your kids love history and fun-filled activities? If so, the Grapevine Convention and Visitors Bureau has you covered. Every Saturday starting June 4 and ending July 30, children and families can torch their own glass dinosaur medallion or dig for hidden treasures in historic downtown Grapevine as part of the city’s “Be the Dinosaur” museum exhibits.

The Dino Medallion Help-Create Experience, hosted by Vetro Glassblowing Studio & Fine Art Gallery, will take place from 10 a.m. to noon and welcomes attendees of all ages. The family-friendly event was inspired by the discovery of dinosaur tracks around Lake Grapevine, a beloved destination for community gatherings year-round. The cost to experience this prehistoric adventure is $15 plus tax per medallion. Visitors must make reservations online in order to join others in the festivities.

Participants will be given the option to choose from five pre-selected color mixes. Once their colors have been chosen, individuals can watch as experienced glassblowing artists create works of art.

In addition to crafting their own unique dinosaur medallion, attendees can also try their hand at paleontology during the Dino Digs. During the event, curious explorers will have the chance to roll up their sleeves and search for hidden Dino riches.

Dino Digs will be held every Tuesday through Saturday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. through September 18. The cost to attend the event is $12 plus tax per prehistoric discovery. Reservations can be made online or at the Vetro gallery.

Summertime is finally here, and children are in dire need of some worthwhile, educational experiences. Playing in the dirt and watching as masterpieces are being made will give children endless fond memories that they will be sure to look back on with a smile. Events like the Dino Medallion Help-Create Experience and the Dino Digs are the types of adventures children need in order to grow into creative, inquisitive adults.

Want more information about Vetro’s summer activities? Visit www.vetroartglass.com.