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

Other Resources:

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