Spring in Logan

It may not feel like it sometimes, but spring is here! Despite the lingering snow, there are plenty of ways to make summer feel closer, and plenty of things to do in Logan.

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 Baby Animal Days

Nothing says spring like baby animals! Luckily, the American West Heritage Center in Wellsville has you covered. With pigs, goats, lambs, ponies, rabbits and some unusual animals like caiman and a baby bear, you’re sure to get your baby animal fill. Other activities include horse and train rides, sheep shearing demos and lots of food. Visit their website for dates, prices and activity schedule.


Willow Park

If you miss Baby Animal Days, Willow Park Zoo opens March 30th. A small zoo next to a park, Willow Park houses an albino porcupine, elk, goats, bobcats and a variety of bird species. Admission is cheap, and the zoo has events all summer long. Check their website for schedules and prices.

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Explore Logan Canyon

Spring is also the time to get back outside. While you can always hike up Logan Canyon, why not try something a little more guided? At Stokes Nature Center, you can take workshops on topics from maple syrup, to bird watching, to mushroom foraging. The Nature Center also has weekly family-friendly programs, like story time and crafts for kids, and Earth Week events April 18th to 21st.


See a Show

If allergies make the thought of being outside unbearable, try a trip to a theatre or musical production? Check out the Caine College of the Arts Website for all events through USU’s arts department. There are chamber ensemble concerts, a bagpipe band, plays and many more events that are free or discounted for students.

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Go to a Museum

Tired of your school work? Need to take a break from learning, but don’t want to do something mindless? Utah State alone has an art, anthropology and geology museum, all on campus and free for students.

While walking between museums, why not take the opportunity to look at the art scattered throughout USU? The Sculpture walk takes you all around campus, showcasing art dating all the way back to the A block in 1917. Follow the map for a guided tour, or make your own and see what sculptures you can find!


Eat Some Good Food

Spring is a transition time between heavy, winter food and light, summer food. Do you want to jump straight into spring salads and summer fruit? Or hang on and keep drinking hot chocolate while you can? See what kind of seasonal food Logan restaurants have to offer! Need a recommendation? Our “Living In Logan” posts have some suggestions.

Writer: Abby Stewart | Office of Research and Graduate Studies | abby.stewart@usu.edu