Things to do in Minneapolis & St Paul this weekend!
This April Twin Cities Family Weekend Guide covers the weekend of April 10-11, 2021. To find our most recent guide, click here.
For more inspiration on spending family time together this weekend, hop over to our April Family Guide or our Family Fun Calendar. We keep it stocked with options to fit your family’s needs – whether you’re keeping close to home — or it’s time for a break from it.
Spring break in april?
There is plenty of stuff to do if you plan to be a tourist in your own city this Spring Break. Think mini golf, trampolines, scavenger hunts, rock climbing, museums and more. Get some inspiration from our 2021 Guide to Spring Break in the Twin Cities.
fun outdoor activities in the parks
Try visiting a new park or nature center!
Check out the links on our big list of Twin Cities nature & interpretive centers for details on which buildings are open; all of these locations have outdoor trails to hike. Did you know that several of these nature centers have natural playgrounds nestled within them? You can build with natural materials, climb, balance, even wade and garden at some of the more elaborate spaces (pictured above the amazing DISCOVERY HOLLOW NATURE PLAYGROUND at Tamarack Nature Center). Find our list of the best Twin Cities Nature Playgrounds.
This weekend’s nature center activities feature:
Free Family Fun Days | Three Rivers Parks
Free programming this weekend at Richardson Nature Center (Bloomington) & Mississippi Gateway Regional Park (Brooklyn Park). April 11, drop in anytime between 1-3pm.
Puppet Adventures & Let’s get stARTed | Silverwood Park, St Anthony
Dress to be outdoors; the program starts with a puppet show and follows with a nature themed art project. April 11, drop in between 1-3pm. FREE.
Spring Farm Babies
The babies are back this spring! Where can you get your baby farm animal fix like these two did? For more cuddly inspiration, jump over to our round-up of Where to find the Farm Babies in 2021.
Twin Cities Spring Baby Animals Festival | Brooklyn Park
A wristband will include access to the fuzzy farm babies, the play area and a hayride. Pictured is my little one loving on the bunnies. Open weekends, April 9-25, 2021.
Farm Babies | Minnesota Zoo
The barn is back open in 2021 for you to meet all the fuzzy, cuddly newborns. Tickets are included with Zoo admission and are in limited supply. Now thru May 16.
always free or low cost things to do this weekend
Family Day Artist Totes | Minneapolis Institute of Art
Virtual Urban Expediton: Laos | Via Landmark Center
The virtual programs off an authentic cultural experiences from the comfort of home via Landmark Center’s social pages. April 11, 1pm, FREE.
Como Park Zoo & Conservatory | St Paul
The Conservatory and Visitor Center of Como Park Zoo are particularly wonderful places to spend a chilly spring day. You’ll feel as though you’ve been transported to a tropical vacation! The animal exhibits are heated, too. Reservations are currently required to visit; make yours early!
Free April family art day kits | Banfill-locke center for the arts
Order your FREE kit online & pickup curbside. Kits include supplies for two projects. A supply list for additional or future projects will also be provided.
MUSEUMS WITH FREE ADMISSION
- Minneapolis Institute of Art
- Minneapolis Sculpture Garden – adjacent to the Walker Art Center
- (free each first Saturday/month)
- Weisman Art Museum – located on the Minneapolis campus of the University of Minnesota
Find hundreds more things to do in Minneapolis & St Paul with kids!