What to do with the kids

Events / Places:

  1. Parks
    1. Three Rivers Park District https://www.threeriversparks.org/
      1. Theodore Wirth
      2. Afton
      3. Hyland
    2. Richardson Nature Center
    3. Minnehaha Falls
    4. Woodlake Nature Center
    5. Lock and Dam
    6. Arboretum
    7. Franconia Sculpture Park
      1. Taylor’s falls – pot holes
    8. Bird sanctuary, japanese garden, rose garden – Lake Harriet
    9. Fort Snelling
    10. Boardwalk behind Methodist Hospital (it closes for the winter)
    11. Dodge Nature Center – St. Paul
  2. Maple Syruping
  3. 8 Awesomely Simple Science Experiments You Can Do at Home
  4. Make and launch rockets
  5. Watch rockets launch http://www.tripolimn.org/ (May – Oct) & http://www.mn-rocketry.net/masa/launches.htm (launches 4th Sunday)
  6. Bloomington / Minnesota Vally Wildlife Refuge
  7. Choo Choo Bobs
  8. Brickmania http://www.brickmania.com/toyworks/
  9. Saturday
    1. Saturday: 10-noon Craft Classes at Michaels http://www.michaels.com/classes
    2. Saturday: Super Saturday Minneapolis Tennis http://www.innercitytennis.org/
    3. Saturday (first): Walker Art Museum
    4. Saturday (first): Home Depot First Saturday
    5. Saturday (second): Bakken Institute Family Day
  10. Sunday
    1. Sunday (second): Minneapolis Art Institute Family Day
    2. Sunday (third): Children’s Museum
  11. Art / Museum
    1. The Works Museum https://theworks.org
    2. Twin City Railroad Museum https://www.tcmrm.org/
    3. Jackson Street Round house – trains https://www.transportationmuseum.org/
    4. Minneapolis art institute
    5. Walker Art Museum
    6. Bakken Institute
    7. Childrens Museum
    8. Science Museum
  12. Zoo
    1. Como Zoo / Conservatory
      1. Carousel
    2. RAD Zoo, http://www.theradzoo.com/ Reptile Zoo (Cabela’s down there as fun things for kids too)
    3. MN Zoo
  13. Apple Orchard / Pumpkin Patch
  14. Edinborough Park http://edinamn.gov/index.php?section=edinborough-park
  15. Centenial Lakes
  16. Concert – Lake Harriet
  17. Trolly – Lake Harriet
  18. Rock the Cradle by the Current radio station,  usually in spring.
  19. Midtown Market
  20. Farmers Market (some still run in the fall, winter & spring)
  21. Library
  22. http://www.goodtimespark.com/GTP/index.cfm
  23. Wild Rumpus
  24. Get a craft to make – Hub Hobby
  25. Monster Tuck Show
  26. Winter: Jan/Feb: Art Shantys http://www.artshantyprojects.org/
  27. Winter: Jan/Feb: Loppet
  28. Winter: January: Minneapolis Kite Festival – Lake Harriet

Other Resources:

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