This week, we are ramping up our list of New Years parties and events in Portland. The Oregon Zoo has the first family friendly event we are adding. Looks like a lot more fun than however I spent my New Years as a kid. Might be more fun than how I spend them now. :)
Zoo sleepover offers one-of-a-kind experience for children ages 6-13 (with an adult)
Children ages 6 to 13 and their parents are invited to ring in 2011 at the Oregon Zoo. The zoo's annual New Year's Eve overnight begins Friday, Dec. 31, at 5 p.m. and runs through Saturday, Jan. 1, at 9:30 a.m.
The evening begins with a pizza dinner and continues into the night with a behind-the-scenes "nighttime safari" and live indoor animal presentations, before culminating in midnight festivities with noisemakers, hats and special treats. G-rated movies will be a late-night option, along with crafts and games.
"The New Year's Eve overnight is an exciting event for the whole family to enjoy," said Kim Smith, zoo director. "This special occasion allows guests to ring in the new year in a very unique way."
Sleeping bags, pajamas and a sense of adventure are required for the indoor sleepover. A continental breakfast will be available in the morning along with a chance to participate in an animal enrichment activity.
The cost is $48 per person. For more information, visit www.oregonzoo.org/Education/families/families_overnights.htm or call 503-220-2781.