Tag - Union Depot

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Free Twin Cities May Family Events & Activities
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Here Comes Santa Claus – Christmas in the Twin Cities
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Free Twin Cities October Family Events & Activities
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How to Enjoy Union Depot Train Days for FREE and Scavenger Hunt Challenge
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St. Paul Saints Home Opener Pre-Game Celebration at Union Depot
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Free Family Weekend Events for May 9 – 10, 2015
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National Train Day 2016 in St. Paul
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Indoor Delights: Union Depot–Lots of Free Family Fun!

Free Twin Cities May Family Events & Activities

Free May

5/2: Free Tuesday @ Washington County Parks • find a listing of parks hereExplore Washington County Parks with no vehicle permit required the first Tuesday of the month (non-holiday).

5/2 & 5/4: MayDay Build Workshops | In the Heart of the Beast Puppet & Mask Theatre, Minneapolis • 7-9pm • Come help create floats for the annual MayDay celebration in Powderhorn Park. Artists will guide volunteers in creating a piece of their own or a contribution to a parade float.

5/5: Friday Family Movie Night: Storks | Edinborough Park, Edina • 6:30pm




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Here Comes Santa Claus – Christmas in the Twin Cities

Santa’s busy public appearance time is gearing up into full speed. That jolly old fat guy sure can get around! This is a sampling of some of the best places to run into the guy. We’ll keep adding to it all season, so let us know if you have any additions.

Here Comes Santa Claus - Christmas in the Twin Cities

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Free Twin Cities October Family Events & Activities

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With 12 children between them, the parents of the Family Fun Twin Cities team sure appreciate a good deal. And October is filled with them – from FREE Halloween events and fall festivals without admission fees to ongoing family art programs, special grand openings and open houses. For hundreds more ideas on how to find free Twin Cities events & entertainment in October, visit our Family Fun Calendar.

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How to Enjoy Union Depot Train Days for FREE and Scavenger Hunt Challenge

 

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Union Depot and Minnesota Transportation Museum are hosting Train Days this weekend and for the first time, the event is two days long. 

So you can come to FFTC’s Monster Bash on Saturday, and then hang out at the Union Depot and MN Transportation Museum on Sunday.  It’s a win/win. 

And if you come to the Monster Bash, you will receive a family pass to the transportation museum so the whole day will be completely free.

Union Depot Train Days

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St. Paul Saints Home Opener Pre-Game Celebration at Union Depot

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St. Paul Saints Home Opener at CHS Field Image courtesy St. Paul Saints

If you are planning to visit the new CHS Field for the St. Paul Saints Home Opener  in Lowertown, then you won’t want to miss the FREE party at Union Depot.  As a matter of fact, even if you aren’t planning to go to the game at all, you won’t want to miss the FREE party.

Thursday, May 21
5:00 p.m.-7:00 p.m.
Union Depot

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Free Family Weekend Events for May 9 – 10, 2015

How are you celebrating Mom this weekend?

SATURDAY, MAY 9

The Bakken MuseumFINAL 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.

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@ 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

Time: 11am
Details: A special Mom School storytime and activity will take place.

SUNDAY, MAY 10 – FREE MUSEUM ADMISSIONS

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@ 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!


National Train Day 2016 in St. Paul

 

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image courtesy Steve Glischinski

St. Paul is celebrating National Train Day for TWO full days this year:  Saturday, April 30 and Sunday, May 1.  

You don’t want to miss all the train buzz, so here’s a breakdown of what is happening.  Lots of music, activities and trains to explore.

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Indoor Delights: Union Depot–Lots of Free Family Fun!

15 years ago, I would walk my daycare kids through the streets of St. Paul to Lowertown to play in the playground by tpt.  At times, we would bring our gaggle of preschoolers into the Union Depot to get out of the heat.  But we didn’t get much farther than the front door. 

That was in 2000.  Things have changed fantastically at Union Depot since then.  Read More

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