By Stacey Doud
Grapevine Parks & Rec is once again transforming the Botanical Gardens into Jurassic Park (without all the violence) from March 21 until April 5. This exhibit honors Lake Grapevine’s place in the Woodbine Formation, which consists predominately of sandstones and shales, and occurs in exposed outcrops in north central Texas and southern Oklahoma,
Called Jurassic Gardens, visitors can enjoy and learn about the many animatronic, life-size dinosaurs that once roamed the land they’re standing on. There are many other activities, such as a “bone dig,” some simple carnival games and many opportunities for learning.
The cost is $10 per person, with children 2 and under receiving FREE admission. Tickets go on sale Sunday, March 1, 2020 at https://gograpevine.com/event/jurassicgardens/.
But wait! There’s more!
After the sun goes down, visitors can experience the exhibits in a whole new “light” during Dinos After Dark. On Fridays, special guests will give special presentations about paleontology. On Saturday nights, popular dinosaur movies will be shown. Beer and wine will be available for purchase.
Both activities will be held from 7pm – 10pm and the cost is $10 per person (children under 2 are free).
The Movie Line-Up:
- Saturday, March 21: Jurassic Park
- Saturday, March 28: The Good Dinosaur
- Saturday, April 4: Jurassic World
Jurassic Gardens Basic Info:
- When: March 21 – April 5, 2020
- Where: Grapevine Botanical Gardens, 411 Ball Street
- Times: Monday – Friday: 12pm – 6pm; Saturday and Sunday: 9am – 6pm
For more information, directions and tickets (after March 1), visit Grapevine Parks & Rec.