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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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