For those who don't celebrate Christmas, those who need a break from the typical Christmas Day traditions or those who want to create new family memories, here are a few ideas to mix things up this Dec. 25 in the Kansas City area.
Recycled Christmas trees at Shawnee Mission Park wait for a new home.Photo courtesy JCPRD.
The Christmas tree that brought joy to your home this holiday season can brighten the habitat of local wildlife this winter and spring. Several local communities offer disposal and a second life to your Christmas tree. As a general rule, used live Christmas trees should first be stripped of bags and any decorations such as garland, lights and ornaments.
The Kansas City Zoo has broken ground on Stingray Bay, a new touch tank exhibit scheduled to open in May 2018. Stingray Bay will offer guests an opportunity to learn more about stingrays by touching them in a shallow pool, which will house both cownose and southern stingrays, as well as white-spotted bamboo sharks.
The Thinker is one of several works of art that will be recreated in Legos at a new exhibit at Union Station.
Beginning in January, visitors to Union Station will be able to explore their favorite works of art recreated using an unusual medium: the LEGO® brick. “The Art of the Brick,” opening Jan. 25, 2018, will feature works like Van Gogh's Starry Night and Da Vinci's Mona Lisa, as well as original works of art, all created from the popular toy.