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Fun, safe winter break ideas this holiday season with WMTA

Posted at 8:34 AM, Dec 20, 2020

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. — There are still many opportunities to get involved with the local community this holiday season.

Courtney Sheffer, Marketing Director for West Michigan Tourist Association (WMTA), joined Fox 17 live to share a few fun winter break ideas that are safe for all families.

First, Grand Rapids Public Museum is hosting Snowflake Break Camps for students in 1st through 6th grade. They can participate either in-person or virtually to explore science, history, and culture. This takes place Mondays, Tuesdays, and Wednesdays from December 21 to 30.

Next, John Ball Zoo is providing a Howliday Virtual Safari Series on the last two Mondays and Wednesdays of December. Zookeepers will highlight the fun between different animals, such as Red Pandas, Amur Tigers, and penguins. Again, this happens on December 21, 23, and 28 at 10 a.m. and on the 30th at 1 p.m. Sessions cost $3 per member and $5 per non-member.

Finally, Blandford Nature Center is open to the public this winter. Guests may bundle up and explore the trails and historic buildings on 264 acres of land, located on the northwest side of Grand Rapids. Once snow sets in, the nature center is the perfect spot for snowshoeing or cross-country skiing.