MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — It’s Thursday, and that means it’s time to start planning some weekend fun.

Easter is just a few days away and although it may not feel very much like spring, we found some things going on around town that will help you celebrate the season.

Minnesota Zoo’s New Animals

This Easter weekend, take the kids to the Minnesota Zoo to meet its newest members. Farm babies like chicks, piglets, lambs, calves, goat kids, bunnies and ducklings will be there. There will be plenty of kid-friendly events including tractor rides.

James J. Hill Easter Egg Hunt

Or, you could celebrate spring at the James J. Hill House with an outdoor egg hunt on the Hill House lawn. Saturday from 10 to 11 a.m., children will look for eggs according to age range.

Win prizes, enjoy a snack, and look around the first floor of the elegant Gilded Age home.  Cost is $6 for all ages, and don’t forget your basket.

University of Minnesota Robots

Also this weekend, more than 50,000 of students from Minnesota and surrounding states will descend upon Williams and Mariucci arenas for the FIRST Robotics Competition. Often called the “varsity sport for the mind,” FIRST Robotics combines the excitement of sport with the rigors of science and technology.

Under strict rules, limited resources, and time limits, teams are challenged to raise funds, design a team brand and build and program robots to perform prescribed tasks against a field of competitors. This is a free event.


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