What to do with the kids

Events / Places:

  1. Make and launch rockets
  2. Watch rockets launch http://www.tripolimn.org/ (May – Oct) & http://www.mn-rocketry.net/masa/launches.htm (launches 4th Sunday)
  3. January: Minneapolis Kite Festival – Lake Harriet
  4. Bloomington / Minnesota Vally Wildlife Refuge
  5. Choo Choo Bobs
  6. Brickmania
    1. Open house: Second Saturday
  7. Walker Art Museum
    1. Family day: First Saturday
  8. Home Depot First Saturday
  9. Minneapolis art institute
    1. Family day: Second Sunday
  10. Lock and Dam
  11. Bakken Institute
    1. Family/Free day: Second Saturday
  12. St. Paul Train Museum
  13. Como Zoo / Conservatory
    1. Carousel
  14. Arboretum
  15. Minnehaha Falls
  16. Apple Orchard / Pumpkin Patch
  17. Franconia Sculpture Park
    1. Taylor’s falls – pot holes
  18. Childrens Museum
    1. Family day: Third Sunday
  19. Jackson Street Round house – trains
  20. Bird sanctuary, japanese garden, rose garden – Lake Harriet
  21. Edinborough Park http://edinamn.gov/index.php?section=edinborough-park
  22. Centenial Lakes
  23. Concert – Lake Harriet
  24. Trolly – Lake Harriet
  25. RAD Zoo, http://www.theradzoo.com/ Reptile Zoo (Cabela’s down there as fun things for kids too)
  26. Rock the Cradle by the Current radio station,  usually in spring.
  27. Midtown Market
  28. Fort Snelling
  29. Boardwalk behind Methodist Hospital (it closes for the winter)
  30. Art Shantys http://www.artshantyprojects.org/
  31. Farmers Market (some still run in the fall, winter & spring)
  32. Library
  33. http://www.goodtimespark.com/GTP/index.cfm
  34. Dodge Nature Center St. Paul
  35. Wild Rumpus
  36. Woodlake Nature Center – Richfield
  37. Get a craft to make – Hub Hobby
  38. Monster Tuck Show
  39. Super Saturday Minneapolis Tennis http://www.innercitytennis.org/youth/super-saturdays

Other Resources:

  1. http://www.familyfuntwincities.com/