Kicking off with some neighborhood fetes and culminating with summer’s fair-well bash, August is ripe with family festivities. Admission to these festivals is FREE unless otherwise noted: Read More
Visiting the Minnesota Zoo is not cheap, especially if you have a large family. Currently tickets for children over 2 years old cost $12.00 and adults cost $18.00. Plus, you will need to add on $7.00 to park, unless you bus or are lucky enough to live close enough to walk. A family of four will spend $67.00 even if you pack a lunch and avoid the gift shop. How does a family find Minnesota Zoo Discounts?
Real coupons for the Minnesota Zoo are rare, and as far as I can find, there is no Secret Minnesota Zoo Promo Code. I’d beware of any site offering one. Also, before clicking “coupons” from shady sites, know the real prices (listed in this article). I’ve seen sites offering “discounts” but asking full price for things like parking. However, there are ways to get legitimate discounts. These are the best evergreen offers we have found. If you know of any others, drop us a line, we’ll share your suggestions with the community.
Verified and updated 11/28/2019.
It’s an exciting day in the life of a family activities blogger when you discover a little gem of a place to visit you’d never thought to go before. Thanks to my FFTC teammate Joy, who slaves away on our Family Fun Calendar, I noticed Banfill-Locke Center for the Arts was hosting a free Family Art Sunday this past weekend.
All Ages Fun at Family Art Sunday
Even better than discovering a new spot to bring the family is watching all four of my kids find something to like about it, not always an easy feat when they range in ages from 3-10. But they all agreed they liked special guest Open Eye Figure Theatre (a puppet company traveling around town this summer with a “driveway tour” of their show The Adventures of Juan Bobo among others). My kids also dove into the special scavenger hunt, seeking out animals in the beautiful papercutting exhibit currently on display, and made their own paper finger puppets in the craft room. Oh, and snacks. My kids will visit just about any place if snacks are provided.
Banfill-Locke House and Gallery
The gallery, housed in the historic Banfill-Locke House, strives to be a community arts center and offers year-round classes and occasional events for families to attend free of charge. Learn more about the history of Banfill-Locke Center in our Family Fun Directory.
Banfill-Locke Center for the Arts
6666 East River Road
Fridley, MN 55432
Hours: Tuesday-Saturday, 10am-4pm
Admission: Always free to visit the galleries and surrounding park.