Are you missing travel and nature during the pandemic? Tired of the monochromatic beige ground and grey skies of early December?
Good news! While the pandemic interferes with normal travel, the resourceful Minnesota Zoo has found a way to entertain and educate in bright shades of blue, green and purple.
A 20-ish minute drive from Eden Prairie, the Minnesota Zoo’s Nature Illuminated event is lighting up its winter offering.
For $50 a car, nighttime visitors can drive past a multitude of brightly, colorfully lit art installations of the animals on our globe that are coping in their threatened habitats—the arctic, the subarctic, the ocean, the tropical forest, the grasslands, the temperate forest, our own Minnesota.
While viewing the towering animal installations, an audio guide provides information on the resilience of the animals and on their habitat challenges.
For details on the Minnesota Zoo’s Nature Illuminated click here. The nighttime tours are on from December 3 through January 17. Choose a date and hour and enjoy.