When my son was a toddler his entire world revolved around dinosaurs. He could identify each species, knew whether they were a carnivore or herbivore and even could tell us what part of the world they came from.

We often go to a park in Maple Grove that has a replica Allosaurus skeleton that he and his cousin (who shockingly ALSO loves dinosaurs) will spend the day excavating with shovels and paint brushes.

In fact, I'm not sure I've ever met a kid under ten who DIDN'T love dinosaurs! With that in mind, St. Cloud Parks and Recreation is hosting two 'Dinosaur Dig' events at Wilson Park for kids ages 4-6 this summer. The first event is set for Saturday, August 24th and the second for Saturday, September 21st.

This event did 'sell out' quickly last year, so potential attendees are encouraged to sign up early. Registration opens Wednesday, April 10th at 8 a.m..

Our Parks team was out doing regular maintenance in the parks and discovered a "dinosaur fossil" at Wilson Park!
Children ages 4-6 will have the opportunity to become a paleontologist alongside St. Cloud State University professors to learn how enormous or small these amazing creatures were, plus participate in a "mini" dino dig! Have a dynamite time with hands-on experiments, studying fossils, and much more as we journey back in time.
Wear your best digging clothes and don't forget your water!
Pre-registration is required; max 25 participants.
Registration for the events can be found at THIS LINK and will cost $5. As the above quote says, the event is limited to just 25 participants, so those hoping to go are encouraged to sign up ASAP.

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