Most kids love to explore the outdoors and learn more about the world. Families can encourage their young explorers to embrace the wonders of nature with Wild Republic’s upcoming Nature Tunnel and Sensory Experience at the Kappa Toys store located in the Minnesota Mall of America.

This glow-in-the-dark immersive experience combines family connections with the beauty of nature. Families will immediately notice plush animals that glow in the dark and feature colorful, fluorescent elements. Kids can point out snakes, butterflies, and more as they experience fun sounds in the multi-sensory space. 

Families can purchase sustainable plush toys at the event, including Wild Republic’s Monsterkins. | Source: Wild Republic

Looking for ways to remember this adventure? This sensory experience features an oversized butterfly wing backdrop, which is perfect for families wanting to capture the moment on camera. The event also features a variety of sustainable plush toys for purchase, including Wild Republic’s popular line of Monsterkins.

Families can become one with nature at the Wild Republic Nature Tunnel and Sensory Experience’s grand opening on Dec. 16. To add more excitement to your adventures, the first 20 customers to arrive on Dec. 17 get to experience an additional interactive activity. Families can learn more about nature, animals, and other events at

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Taylor is an editorial intern for Adventure Media & Events, writing content for The Toy Insider, The Pop Insider, and The Toy Book. Between reading fantasy novels and re-watching Disney classics, she can be found building houses in The Sims 4. Taylor is passionate about creating and is always looking to try new things.