Burpee Museum hosts New Year’s celebration

Burpee Museum of Natural History is the place to be for family fun on the last day of the year, Saturday, Dec. 31.

Learn how to create wintertime crafts like pinecone bird feeders, recycle holiday cards into colorful home decorations, or design paper snowflakes to display in the kids’ rooms. Everyone can join in the action!

Take time to see JANE, the most spectacular juvenile T. rex exhibited anywhere in the world. All of Burpee’s other exhibits—including Windows to Wilderness, the interactive Coal Forest, glow-in-the-dark rocks and treasures from the First People’s collection—are waiting to be discovered and enjoyed.

Burpee’s Winter Celebration continues outside on the Museum grounds. Outdoor activities include identifying animal trails in the back yard, making big, fat snowmen, and bird watching.

All will gather at 5 p.m. for hot chocolate, marshmallows and a confetti count-down to 2006. Everything is free with admission.

Burpee will be closed New Year’s Day. Burpee hours are Monday-Saturday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., and Sunday, noon to 5 p.m. Admission is $5/adult; $4/child (ages 3-17). Members admitted free. For more info, call (815) 965-3433 or log on at www.burpee.org.

From the Dec. 21-27, 2005, issue

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