Archive - June 2018

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10 Free & Air-Conditioned Indoor Family Outings
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Top 10 Family Picks: July in the Twin Cities
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Dinosaurs Before Autumn – Fossil Hunting at Hill Annex State Park

10 Free & Air-Conditioned Indoor Family Outings

My kid broke the fan yesterday.Several summers ago, Joy — sweating it out in an un-air-conditioned house — wrote our original article about seeking relief from the heat in a series of much cooler public buildings, most of which offered free family activities to boot.

Its that time of year again and excessive heat warnings have been issued. Here you have it, freshly updated for 2018: Read More

Dinosaurs Before Autumn – Fossil Hunting at Hill Annex State Park

This article contains an Amazon affiliate link to the book that inspired our fossil hunting adventure. Family Fun Twin Cities receives commissions on purchases through this link.

Like any good adventure, our fossil hunting adventure started with a book. On the mid Thursday of August, we were reading Dinosaurs Before Dark – the first book in the Magic Tree House Series. At the end of the book, my 7-year-old asked:

“Do you think we could ever go dig for dinosaurs?”

Any parent knows that “could we ever?” actually means “how soon can we?” Not that I cater to their every whim, but this sounded like a fun idea. So began the best adventure of our summer. Read More

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