The Minnesota Children’s Museum usually has a New Year’s Eve party for families at the museum. This year’s “Sparklerama” will happen online at 7 p.m. Thursday. Museum folks say the virtual bash will be complete with music, dancing, activities and a ball drop, “all from the safety of your own living room.”
The free livestreamed event will last about 30 minutes. Register at mcm.org/new-year-party to get the streaming link. For an additional cost, “Party in a Bag” can be ordered, “filled with party favors, noisemakers and everything else you’ll need for the virtual celebration,” according to a children’s museum news release.
Como Park Zoo and Conservatory has been counting down to 2021 with 21 days of animal videos. (Courtesy Como Park Zoo and Conservatory)
Como Park Zoo & Conservatory has been counting down to 2021 with 21 videos of animals from the zoo “participating in enrichment activities,” according to a zoo news release. The videos are on Como’s social media channels (Facebook, Twitter, YouTube and the Como Park Zoo & Conservatory website: comozooconservatory.org/countdown/) and continue through Dec. 31.
“Animal enrichment programs encourage animals to use their natural abilities and behaviors to interact with their environment,” the zoo news release stated. “It increases activity and offers an opportunity for animals to make choices and experience new things as they would in the wild. Zookeepers use novelty foods, sounds, smells, boxes, bags and toys to provide activities that stimulate all the senses.”
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