American Swedish Institute, Park Avenue South, Minneapolis, MN, United States Saturday, January 25, 2014; 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m Admission: $9 adults, $7 ages 62 +, $5 ages 6-18 and full-time students with ID. Free for ASI members and kids ages 5 and under
This is the opening weekend of ASI’s exhibit “Papercut! The Incredible Psaligraphy of Karen Bit Vejle”; and on Saturday, the artist herself will be leading tours at 10:00 a.m., 11:15 a.m. and 12:30 p.m. These are 30 minute tours which is kind
of a nice length for kids. Tours are included with museum admission and don’t require reservations – which means, if you are reading this on Saturday morning, you can still go check this out. It might be fun to come home and cut up the junk mail when you are done viewing this exhibit. Image Credit: American Swedish Institute.
Dodge Nature Center, 365 Marie Ave, West St. Paul, MN 55118 Saturday, January 25, 2014; 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. Admission: Adults $5.00; Children $5.00; Families $20.00; Members; FREE for children ages 2 and under Pre-Register Here
Winter isn’t over yet and here’s another chance to enjoy it as a family. Frosty Fun Festival activities include ice skating (but bring your own skates), sledding and kick-sledding, ice bowling, ice mini-golf, and snowshoeing, sledding hill and boot hockey, a bonfire and concessions for sale with hot beverages, hot dogs, and snacks, a medallion hunt with prizes, winter art activities, puppet theater, the Dodge Olympics and Reindeer led sleigh ride ($5/family).
Image Credit: Dodge Nature Center
Saints North Inline & Roller Skating Center, 1818 Gervais Court, Maplewood, MN 55109 Saturday, January 25, 2014; 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Admission: $6.00 or $5.00 with a Winter Carnival Button (Skate Rental is extra)
Sick of all the outdoor activities I’ve been posting about? How about a summer-themed Family Roller Skating Night? To go with the theme, there will be special summer themed games and prizes. But, since it is part of Winter Carnival, there will be a visit from the Junior Royalty.
James J. Hill House, 240 Summit Avenue,St. Paul, MN 55102 Saturday, January 25, 2014 and Sunday, Januar 26, 2014; 10:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Saturday; 1:00 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. Sunday Fee: $9 adults, $7 seniors and college students, $6 children ages 6-17, free for MNHS members. $1 discount with a Winter Carnival button. Reservations: recommended, call 651-297-2555
Celebrate Winter Carnival historically by visiting the James J. Hill House. You can participate and learn about both the indoor and outdoor winter indoor activities of the Hill family as well as view displays of Winter Carnival memorabilia. Some of the indoor activities include jigsaw puzzles and games; knitting, crocheting, small quilting projects in the Art Gallery and Drawing Room.
Children’s Theatre Company, 2400 3rd Avenue South, Minneapolis, MN 55404 Now through February 23, 2014 Tickets: $37-$47/pp
We have been anxiously awaiting The Very Hungry Caterpillar at the Children’s Theatre. I’ll be going on Friday and can’t wait to tell you all about it. In addition to the story of our favorite gluttonous larvae, we will also see Eric Carle’s Little Cloud and The Mixed-up Chameleon.