Breanna from Anoka asked: Why are potholes called potholes? Taylor from Rosemount wanted to know: What do the red, white and blue ribbons on the floors of the NCAA men’s basketball tournament stand for?
Do your part and make a difference in the life of an animal and it undoubtedly will make a difference in yours as well. Give your time and talents by volunteering at one of the many animal-focused organizations in Minnesota.
Schools around the metro are taking that week-long (more or less) holiday known as spring break, now through mid April. Whether going out of town isn’t in your financial picture right now, or you’d just rather stay home, here are some ideas to keep your family from going stir-crazy—especially if it snows again next week. The classic kid-venture spots never fail to entertain: the Science Museum of Minnesota (especially with the Ultimate Dinosaurs exhibit having just opened, and it’s fantastic), which might be paired with a trip to the Minnesota Children’s Museum, which just opened its Dinosaurs: Land of Fire and Ice exhibit;
The Minnesota Zoo has added new members to their family. Ten African penguins were hatched in the 3M Penguins of the African Coast exhibit in November and December of 2013. The juvenile penguins, four male and six female, were presented to the public Friday morning.
Minnesota’s horrible winter is prompting the Minnesota Zoo to offer a “Worst Winter Ever” special. The zoo is offering individual visitors — children, adults and seniors — a $10 admission fee from this Wednesday through Friday.
The Minnesota Zoo will reopen to the public Tuesday after being closed one day due to dangerously cold weather.
The Minnesota Zoo will be closed to the public Monday because of the expected dangerously cold weather. The zoo’s one-day shutdown follows Gov. Mark Dayton’s decision to cancel all public school classes statewide Monday. Zoo Director Lee Ehmke says the decision was made to encourage people to stay home.
The Minnesota Zoo wants a couple of rhinoceroses, of the sculpted variety. The zoo says it wants the sculptures to put outside the entrance to its Tropics Trail. The zoo posted a solicitation in this week’s State Register that seeks responses by Jan. 20.
No waiting in line here as Santa strolls from table to table to visit and pose for pictures you take with your own camera. Meanwhile, kids occupy themselves with snacks from the Call of the Wild restaurant, available craft activities or coloring sheets.
Musicians from across the country came together Saturday night to celebrate the memory of one of the most prominent women in the Twin Cities music scene. Sue McLean passed away this spring after a long battle with breast cancer. She made a name for herself as a music promoter and had a talent for discovering up-and-comers. Many of those artists she introduced to the public held a concert in her honor at First Avenue in Minneapolis
Halloween is almost here. Have you checked out the metro’s haunted houses? There are tons of scary things to do for older Halloween fans. But where you can take the little, more easily scared ones?
A Malayan tapir calf — who was born at the Minnesota Zoo in late July — now has a name after a public naming contest.
Minnesotans are lucky to have a treasure like the Minnesota Zoo in our own backyard. But many families are not aware of the behind-the-scenes options, special events and places to go to make your zoo excursion a breeze when traveling with kids. Here are a few insider tips.
The Minnesota Zoo landed some international honors this week. The Association of Zoos and Aquariums presented the zoo an award for Significant Achievement in International Conversation for the science-based management of rhino conversation and tourism on Namibia’s communal lands program.
It’s Thursday, and that means it’s time to start planning some weekend fun. It’s a weekend of festivals in the Twin Cities and beyond.