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Exploring the Twin Cities with Kids
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FFTC’s Guide to Kid-Friendly Food Trucks
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Family Fun: Como Park Zoo & Conservatory Summer Checklist
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Splash Happy: Twin Cities Guide to Beaches, Pools, Water Parks & Splash Pads
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6 Twin Cities Metro-Area Minnesota State Parks
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Minnesota Children’s Museum Re-OPENS June 7!
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60 Fun Summer Outdoor Games for Kids
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‘The Science Behind Pixar’ @Science Museum This Summer
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Twin Cities Independence Day & 4th of July Events
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Twin Cities June Family Events & Activities Guide
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Free Twin Cities June Family Events & Activities

Exploring the Twin Cities with Kids


Exploring the Twin Cities with Kids
Connecting families to the educational, cultural, and meaningful fun in the Twin Cities of Minneapolis & St. Paul – and beyond!

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Monthly & Seasonal Family Guides

Twin Cities June Family Events & Activities GuideOpening in June – Twin Cities Events & Attractions
FFTC’s Ultimate Summer GuideSummer CampsFFTC’s Guide to 2017 Twin Cities Summer Camps
10 Family-Friendly Twin Cities Spring Farmers Markets60 Fun Outdoor Summer Games for Kids
Twin Cities June Family Festival CalendarSplash Happy: Twin Cities Guide to Beaches, Pools, Water Parks & Splash Pads

Year-round Family Fun

Tweens/TeedsFamily Fun with Tweens & TeensbirthdayFFTC’s Ultimate Guide to Twin Cities Birthday Parties
Twin Cities Indoor Playgrounds & Play AreasTwin Cities Open Play, Gym & Swim Spots for Tots
I love this site! I didn't know about most of these Waterparks!Twin Cities Indoor Waterparks and PoolsTwin Cities Kids Eat Free or Cheap List

Family Service Guides

Special NeedsTwin Cities Special Needs GuideFamily Wellness Guide BloomaTwin Cities Family Wellness Guide
cooking classesFFTC’s Guide to Cooking with Kids in the Twin Cities
FFTC’s Family Music Classes Guide

 

FFTC’s Guide to Kid-Friendly Food Trucks

Kid-Friendly Food TrucksFood trucks are taking over our city!  Family Fun Twin Cities has  the scoop for you and your family.

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Family Fun: Como Park Zoo & Conservatory Summer Checklist

Summer is an extremely popular time to visit Como Park Zoo & Conservatory. Yes, you might have to fight a few crowds — especially on the weekends — but the attractions are, in our opinion, worth it. This season, Como is at its best with butterflies, blooms, carousel rides, live music, foam parties and more. Here are ten things to put on your checklist:

  • Blooming Butterflies returns to Como on June 16th! Explore the indoor greenhouse stocked with hundreds of exotic and native species, learn about their life cycles and even release your own butterfly into the exhibit. Open during summer hours, 10am-6pm | FREE

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Splash Happy: Twin Cities Guide to Beaches, Pools, Water Parks & Splash Pads

As the line between late spring and early summer starts to melt away in the rising temps, it’s time to update our master list of Twin Cities beaches, outdoor swimming pools, water parks and splash pads. Several are anticipating an opening Memorial Day Weekend with dozens more following suit in early June. Find your new splash happy spot from our following suggestions:

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6 Twin Cities Metro-Area Minnesota State Parks

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In 2003, mere weeks from our wedding date, my future husband and I picked up a Minnesota State Parks Passport Club kit from one of the park nature shops. What a wonderful way to step off on our life together, I recall thinking, by flitting around Minnesota exploring all 70+ state parks and recreation areas. Get your passport stamped at each one and receive — along with bragging rights, of course — a personalized commemorative plaque. Oh, I could see that plaque right then, hanging on some future living room wall. Read More

Minnesota Children’s Museum Re-OPENS June 7!

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Get READY! It’s almost here!

The Grand Re-Opening of The Minnesota Children’s Museum.

It’s been quite a ride, but the Minnesota Children’s Museum has done a complete overhaul while still preserving the integrity of its mission.

Minnesota Children’s Museum is dedicated to providing children with a fun, hands-on and stimulating environment to explore and discover. The Museum helps to instill a lifelong love of learning by nurturing the real-world skills children need to become engaged citizens in the future.

-MN Children’s Museum Website

With  brand new exhibits and updated classics, I guarantee that your kids AND you will have a blast! Read More

60 Fun Summer Outdoor Games for Kids

There seems to be study after study, advocating outdoor time for kids. Experts suggest a correlation to everything from better overall health, to lower anxiety to better eyesight. While we would prefer if our kids spontaneously wanted to play outside, getting outside and enjoying it takes practice. We’ve compiled this list of outdoor games for kids that parents can employ to help encourage independent outdoor play.

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‘The Science Behind Pixar’ @Science Museum This Summer

This summer, the Science Museum of Minnesota hosts The Science Behind Pixar opening June 9, 2017. As all things developed by Pixar and The Walt Disney Company, you will be blown away by this exhibit.
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Developed at the Museum of Science, Boston, The Science of Pixar is an all-encompassing tour through the steps of how a Pixar movie is made.  There is a reason that these movies are magical.

And it’s all based on science.

 

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Twin Cities Independence Day & 4th of July Events

Do you have a Independence Day Go-To Plan? Or do you like to switch things up each year? Since I didn’t grow up here, I like to check out different festivals each year.

We’ve collected several ideas for celebrating Independence Day as a family. If you know of an event — free or paid — that you’d like to see added, please drop us a line via our contact form. Thanks!

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Twin Cities June Family Events & Activities Guide

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Free Twin Cities June Family Events & Activities

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June explodes with FREE family events that bring on summer: outdoor concerts and movies, the opening of beaches, outdoor pools and splash padsentertainment in the park and much more.  And, in order to better serve our readers, we’ve organized our usual roundup of activities by regions of the Twin Cities Metro. As always, if you don’t see a favorite event listed in YOUR hometown, please drop us a line and we’ll add it. Happy June savings from FFTC! Read More

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