Thank you to our awesome February Sponsor.
As a neighborhood medical center, MedExpress offers a broad scope of urgent care, basic wellness and employer health services. With warm, welcoming centers and a full medical team, centers are open every day from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. with no appointments necessary. Centers offer walk-in treatment for everyday illness and injury, including more advanced offerings such as X-rays, IVs, EKGs, labs, minor surgery, stitches and treatment for broken bones, sprains and strains. MedExpress also offers wellness and prevention services such as physicals, wellness exams, tobacco cessation counseling and flu shots.
MedExpress is located conveniently in Eden Prairie, Plymouth, and West St. Paul. Visit medexpress.com for more information.
It is our hope that you can use our February Family Events & Activities Guide page as a convenient way to find our traditional Free & Budget lists along with all the special themed activities each month brings. In February, seek out ways to celebrate with your little (and big) valentines, stay cozy in the trenches of winter, and browse camps for your kids while dreaming of summer! As always, we hope to be inspiration in planning your family time together!
– Anne, Gianna & Joy
Family Fun Twin Cities
2017 Twin Cities Ultimate Summer Camp Guide – coming soon!
Free Twin Cities January Family Events & Activities
Who doesn’t appreciate a whole lotta FREE after the holidays? Free events, free activities, free admission – January is stocked with opportunities for free family fun in the Twin Cities! Read More
TWIN CITIES DECEMBER SPECIAL EVENTS – FREE
12/2: Forever Wild Family Friday: Scavenger Hunt @ Lebanon Hills Regional Park Visitor Center, Eagan • 7-8:30pm • Details: Drop in for smores and a nighttime hunt.
12/3: First Free Saturday: Walker Open House @ Walker Art Center, Minneapolis • 10am-3pm • Details: Activities are geared towards kids ages 6-12, but don’t let that stop you from bringing your littler ones! Free gallery admission for the whole family. Read More
It is our hope that you can use our Twin Cities November Family Events & Activities Guide page as a convenient way to find our traditional Free & Budget lists along with all the special themed activities each month brings. In November we are exploring opportunities across the Twin Cities to volunteer and give back as a family as well as keeping an eye on early holiday events around town. As always, we hope to be an inspiration in planning your family time together!
– Anne, Gianna & Joy
Family Fun Twin Cities
This month, we are thrilled to partner with kiddywampus as our monthly sponsor.
Kiddywampus is one of our favorite local hangouts with our kids (it’s where we held our Monster Bash this year).
It’s a great place to create, play, move, and stock up on Christmas presents–whether hand-made or purchased.
It doesn’t have to break the bank to entertain the family away from home in the Twin Cities! You’ll find November Family Events, our seasonal and monthly sponsor, as well as ongoing events, and activities listed here that all cost $5 or less per person to attend. For more ideas on budget and FREE family outings, check our Family Fun Calendar or hop over to our Free Twin Cities November Family Events & Activities page.
It is our hope that you can use our August Family Events & Activities Guide page as a convenient way to find our traditional Free & Budget lists along with all the special themed activities each month brings. In August we are highlighting one of our absolute favorite events, the Minnesota State Fair, as well as reminding you of all the festivals and outdoor entertainment left to enjoy before summer’s last gasp. As always, we hope to be inspiration in planning your family time together!
– Anne, Gianna & Joy
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It doesn’t have to break the bank to entertain the family away from home in the Twin Cities! You’ll find July’s seasonal and ongoing events and activities listed here that all cost $5 or less per person to attend. For more ideas on budget and FREE family outings, check our Family Fun Calendar or hop over to our Free Twin Cities July Family Events & Activities page. Read More
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It doesn’t have to break the bank to entertain the family away from home in the Twin Cities! You’ll find June’s seasonal and ongoing events and activities listed here that all cost $5 or less per person to attend. For more ideas on budget and FREE family outings, check our Family Fun Calendar.
6/11: Brickmania Toyworks Open House, 1620 Central Ave NE, Suite 170, Minneapolis • 10am-4pm • $5/pp or $10/group of 4 • Details: Intricate LEGO train layouts, hands-on LEGO activities and displays. This popular event is held the 2nd Saturday of each month. Read about a trip to the open house here.
6/11: Family Dance @ Tapestry Folkdance Center, 3748 Minnehaha Ave, Minneapolis • 6:30-8pm • $5/pp or $10/family • Details: The focus is on teaching simple dances that everyone in the family can enjoy. Breaks will feature snacks and kid-friendly activities.
6/15: Daily Life on the Farm @ Eidem Homestead, Brooklyn Park • 12-4pm • $5/pp at the door, 5 & under FREE • Details: Help out with farm chores, visit the animals and explore the restored farmhouse. Also held 6/29.
6/17: Kids at the Castle @ American Swedish Institute, Minneapolis • 11am-noon (feel free to stay after and explore the castle) • $5/family • Details: Before the museum opens, join ASI for visual play, storytelling, music, and movement inspired by ASI’s exhibits that will encourage creative young minds. Suggested for ages 2-5.
6/17: Friends & Family Fun Day @ Dakota City Heritage Village, 4008 2200 St W, Farmington • Tours on the half hour begin at 10am through noon • $5/pp • Details: Turn-of-the-century fun with guided tours, vintage games and other interactive activities.
6/17: Family Fun & Fitness Fridays (Highland Pool, Como Pool, Great River Water Park), St. Paul • $2/pp during Open Swim hours.
ONGOING JUNE EVENTS & ACTIVITIES $5/PP OR LESS
Michaels Kids Club Crafts @ Twin Cities Michaels locations • Ongoing Saturdays in June, 10am-noon • $2 per project, ages 3+. Check the link for details.
Saturday Mornings on the Farm @ Gale Woods Farm, Minnetrista • Ongoing Saturdays in June, 9:30am-noon • $5/pp • Details: Calling all farmhands! Help out with chores, spend time with the animals and participate in other spring farm activities. Closed-toe shoes required.
FANtastic Saturdays @ The Blast Indoor Playground, Eagan Community Center • 5-8pm • $4/pp ages 18 mon-12 years, all others free. Details: Better bang for your buck every Saturday evening: $4 will get you into the Blast Indoor Playground, the gym for games, and provide a movie and crafts (parents must stay to supervise their kids).
Raptor Center Tours @ Gabbert Raptor Center, St. Paul campus of the U of M • 30-minute tours every half hour, 10:30am-3:30pm, ongoing Tues-Fri • $3/ages 3-17, $5/adults • Details: Bring kids of any age for a fun and educational visit. Meet some resident raptors, get hands-on with natural materials, and visit the kids’ play corner.
Bowl for a Buck @ University of MN’s Coffman Union (Thurs, 5pm-close) & St. Paul Student Center (all day Wed) • $1 per game plus $2 shoe rental.
TWIN CITIES PARENT-CHILD NATURE PROGRAMS $5/PP OR LESS
6/9: My Preschooler & Me – Puppet Escapades: Small, Small Pond @ Richardson Nature Center, Bloomington • 10-11am • $4/pp (adult & child both pay) • Details: Themed activity stations & puppet show.
6/10: Puppet Storytime: Buggin’ Out @ Westwood Hills Nature Center • 10-11am • $4/resident, $5/non-res • Details: The Westwood puppets tell a buggy tale in their animated and comical style, then naturalist led activities will follow to highlight the story.
6/13: My Preschooler & Me – Lowry Little Ones Summer: Reptile Roundup @ Lowry Nature Center, Victoria • 10-11:30am • $5/pp.
6/17: Preschool Storytime: Frogs & Toads @ Carpenter St. Croix Valley Nature Center, Hastings • 10-11am • $5/child, adults free • Details: Activities include a nature story, a craft project, exploring the outdoors, and observing live animals. Call 651-437-4359 to pre-register.
6/18: My Preschooler & Me Natural Wonders – Summer: Pond Study @ Cedar Lake Farm Regional Park, New Prague • 10-11:30am • $5/pp • Details: Explore the natural through a story, craft and outdoor activity time.
6/22: My Preschooler & Me Bookworms Story Hour: Froggy Fun @ Eastman Nature Center, Maple Grove • 10-11am • $4/pp ages 2-6, child and adult pay • Details: Nature learning stations, hands-on activities and more.
6/27: My Preschooler & Me: Puppet Escapades – Salamander Food @ Lowry Nature Center, Victoria • 10-11am • $4/pp.
6/28: Home Tweet Home @ Maplewood Nature Center, Maplewood • 10-11:30am • $5/child pre-paid • Details: Kids ages 4-8 with caregivers can learn about birds through crafts, hands-on activities and outdoor play.
INDOOR PLAY $5 PER CHILD OR LESS
Shoreview Community Center: Tropical Adventure Indoor Playground
4580 Victoria St. N, Shoreview • Open Play hours: Mon-Sat: 8am – 8pm, Sun: 8am – 6pm • $5/per child ages 1-12, adults free.
Eagan Community Center: Preschool Open Play
1501 Central Pkwy, Eagan • Ongoing Mon-Fri, 9-11:30am • $4 per child, under 18 mons free • Details: A variety of fun toys and sport equipment are available to play in the gym as well as play time in the Blast Indoor playground. For kids ages 1-5.
Get a jump start on June! It’s packed with parks hosting FREE summer entertainment for families, tons of places to splash about and cool off, and FREE library summer reading events that will keep them busy until school calls again.
ST. PAUL: Music & Entertainment in the Parks, Daily starting 6/1 with FREE concerts, family movies, theater productions and more. Check the link for a complete listing of events & locations • Groovin’ in the Garden @ Como Park Zoo & Conservatory, ongoing Wednesdays starting 6/15 with FREE concerts, a climbing wall, bounce house, and lawn games for kids, and food available for purchase. • Movies in the Parks, 6/24 & 6/28.