We were super excited when Blooma invited Family Fun Twin Cities to try a yoga class, specifically a prenatal yoga class. Don’t get any ideas. Nobody on the FFTC team is pregnant, but yoga is fun. You don’t have to be pregnant to enjoy it. So I found a time on my calendar and made my way over to the new Plymouth location they share with yogamn.
How will you be celebrating Mom this Mother’s Day? If your plans include time spent together, here are some ideas around town to make her day extra special:
MOTHER’S DAY EVENTS – FREE FOR THE FAMILY
5/7: Mother’s and Father’s Day Cardmaking @ Articulture, 2613 E Franklin Ave, Mpls • 1-3pm
5/7: Mother’s Day Cookie Decorating Event @ Jerry’s Foods, Woodbury, Edina and Eden Prairie locations • 11am-1pm • Details: Decorate a treat for mom and, if you’re one of the first 150 kids to show, snag her a free carnation as well.
5/7: Mother’s Day Storytime @ Barnes & Noble MOA • 11am • Details: Plus, make a card for Mom.
5/7: All About Family – Mother’s Day Card/Gift Making @ Community Covenant Church, 901 Humboldt Avenue N., Minneapolis, MN 55411 • 3pm – 6pm • Details: Mothers Day Gift and Card Making.
MOTHER’S DAY EVENTS – FREE FOR MOM
5/8: American Swedish Institute, Minneapolis • noon-5pm • Moms and grandmas admitted FREE!
5/8: Como-Harriet Streetcar Line, Minneapolis • 12:30-8:30pm • Moms ride FREE!
MOTHER’S DAY EVENTS – PAID
5/7: Mother’s Day Tea @ Scott County Historical Society, Shakopee • 1-3pm • $5/kids, $10/adults • Details: Kids ages 5 & up and their families can enjoy tea and treats, make a Victorian trinket box and snap a picture in the photo booth.
5/8: Mother’s Day Flower Walk & Tea Party @ Lowry Nature Center, Victoria • 1-2:30pm • $5/pp • Details: Take a spring hike, craft a scented firestarter and enjoy tea or juice with Mom.
5/8: Mother’s Day Open House @ Westwood Nature Center, St. Louis Park • 1-4pm • $7-$9/pp
MOM EATS FREE
She hasn’t posted it yet, but Carrie Rocha of Pocket Your Dollars typically has got the best roundup of Moms-Eat-Free deals offered in the Twin Cities for Mother’s Day. When the post goes up, we’ll link to it here.
Want more great ideas? Check out Family Planning, FFTC’s Monthly Newsletter.
How are you celebrating Mom this weekend?
SATURDAY, MAY 9
FINAL Free Second Saturday
@ The Bakken Museum
3537 Zenith Ave. S., Minneapolis, 55416
Time: 10am – 5pm
Ages: All ages welcome, exhibits appeal mainly to kids preschool-aged and up.
Details: This is your last chance to gain free admission to The Bakken before they discontinue their Free Second Saturdays promotion! The museum is a fun space dedicated to exhibits about electricity.
Train Day 2015
@ Union Depot
214 Fourth St. E., St. Paul, 55101
Time: 11am – 4pm
Ages: Train lovers of all ages!
Details: Union Depot will host exhibits and displays, live entertainment (including Choo Choo Bob), games and activities all celebrating, you guessed it, TRAINS.
Mother’s Day Storytime & Activities
@ Barnes & Noble Galleria
3225 W 69th St, Edina, MN 55435
Details: A special Mom School storytime and activity will take place.
SUNDAY, MAY 10 – FREE MUSEUM ADMISSIONS
Family Day: Artscapes
@ Minneapolis Institute of Arts
2400 Third Ave. S., Minneapolis, 55404
Time: 11am – 5pm
Ages: All ages welcome
Details: Take part in family-friendly art-making activities, workshops, cultural entertainment, gallery activities and more the second Sunday of each month at the MIA.
Minnesota Museums Month Free Day
@ Minnesota History Center
345 W. Kellogg Blvd., St. Paul, 55102
Time: Noon – 5pm
Ages: All ages
Details: Bring Mom to the History Center to enjoy free admission to interactive history exhibits like the kid-friendly “Then Now Wow” and “Open House”.
PLUS: Moms and grandmothers receive free admission to the Minnesota Children’s Museum and the American Swedish Institute on Sunday, May 10!
It’s that time of year again! Time to plant our gardens, time to enjoy brunch and time to celebrate moms! It’s Mother’s Day 2015.
This year I went in search of free Mother’s Day activities and found a handful of ideas. I have also included some of my favorite activities that include a fee. Read More