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Easter Hunt Features Jurassic-Sized Eggs

  • A little boy and his mom brave Olivia the dinosaur last Saturday during the Bandera Natural History Museum’s Easter egg hunt that featured dinosaur eggs as big as a watermelon. More pictures from the event are featured on the Bulletin’s Facebook page.
    A little boy and his mom brave Olivia the dinosaur last Saturday during the Bandera Natural History Museum’s Easter egg hunt that featured dinosaur eggs as big as a watermelon. More pictures from the event are featured on the Bulletin’s Facebook page.

The Bandera Natural History Museum hosted an Easter egg hunt last Saturday, as did many locations throughout Bandera, but they were place with two sizes of eggs: regular and dinosaur.

Museum Director Maggie Schumacher explained how the museum presented the Easter event using a prehistoric creature.

“Olivia the dinosaur hid her eggs, but can’t remember where and she won’t come out until we find the eggs,” Schumacher said.

An army of kids ran around the grounds until all of Olivia’s eggs, which were almost the size of a watermelon, were recovered.

After the hunt concluded, Olivia came out to the joy of children and their parents. The clicking of parents’ cameras captured the funny scenes of little kids petting a seven-foot tall mama dinosaur. The only thing missing was Olivia giving autographs.

The museum also had a traditional Easter egg hunt featuring eggs that weren’t dino-sized.

Schumacher said the museum did not have the event the last two years, once because of COVID-19 concerns and last year because of rain.

She said the museum, which will be celebrating six years in June, has added more dinosaur replicas at the location for photo-ops.

Among the people at the museum Saturday were Jones and White families from Boerne.

All the adults and kids said they had a great time, and shared a funny story of how they got there.

Charene and Stanley Jones were looking for a baker to buy a cinnamon roll when they drove by the museum.

“We never did find a cinnamon roll,” Stanley Jones said with a laugh.