Twin Cities Guide To Family Activities This Weekend: April 13-14, 2024

Things to do in Minneapolis & St Paul this weekend!

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This Twin Cities Family Weekend Guide covers events in Minneapolis & St Paul the weekend of April 13-14, 2024. Want to discover family fun this weekend across the Twin Cities Metro Area? Browse our guides for the Northwest, Northeast, Southwest & Southeast communities. Happy exploring, wherever your weekend may take you!

Welcome to April in the Twin Cities!

For more ideas on spending family time together this weekend, hop over to our APRIL FAMILY GUIDE, our ULTIMATE GUIDE TO SPRING IN THE TWIN CITIES or our FAMILY FUN CALENDARWe keep it stocked with options to fit your family’s needs no matter your corner of the Minneapolis-St Paul metro.

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Fun activities in the parks this weekend in Minneapolis & St Paul

Featured here for the weekend is just a taste of all that’s going on across the incredible Twin Cities park systems. You can get more ideas on our FAMILY FUN CALENDAR or browse the links below to search for local fun events & things to do with kids this weekend in parks across the Minneapolis-St Paul metro. Some fun family ideas for this weekend include:

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. The featured photo this weekend comes from the nature play area at WARGO NATURE CENTER. Find our list of the best Twin Cities Nature Playgrounds.

Eloise Butler Wildflower Garden & Bird Sanctuary – Now open for the 2024 season!

1 Theodore Wirth Pkwy, Minneapolis, MN 55405
This is a lovely, peaceful oasis within the sprawling THEODORE WIRTH REGIONAL PARK in Minneapolis. Hit the link to find tips for visiting and a printable scavenger hunt to take along.

Art & Nature Exploration at Silverwood Park

2500 County Rd E, St Anthony, MN 55421
Start the afternoon off by listening to stories with a naturalist then make nature-inspired art. Antsy to get outdoors? You can either take a guided walk or explore the park’s sculptures on your own. April 14, 2024, 1-3pm.

Photo Collage of kids enjoying Silverwood Park in St. Anthony Minnesota -- Girl in a pink dress dancing in field of yellow flowers, girls skipping rocks, girls in the doorway of a tiny art house

Very! last of the spring egg hunts in the park

Harrison Park Spring Egg Hunt

503 Irving Ave N., Minneapolis, MN, US 55405
Family-friendly fun, including springtime activities, games, giveaways, and an egg hunt. Activities are best for ages 5-12, but all families are welcome. April 13, 2024, 1-3pm. FREE. Limited spaces.

How about a spring scavenger hunt in the parks?

We’ve rounded up the best printable hunts across the Twin Cities to make the most of your park exploration.

Twin Cities Quests and Treasure Hunts for Families

More ideas for things to do this weekend in the Twin Cities with kids - Minneapolis & St Paul

Minneapolis Institute of Art Family Day: Spring Magic

2400 Third Avenue South Minneapolis, Minnesota 55404
Includes hands-on art activities, live music and dance, artist demos and special tours designed for kids. April 14, 2024, 10am-5pm.

Michaels Kids Club: Paper Flower Bouquet Collage

1620 New Brighton Blvd, Minneapolis, MN 55413-1643
Participating Michaels stores across the Twin Cities are offering weekend “Take & Make” Kids Club crafts. This weekend, all paper and decorating supplies are included to make free spring art. April 13, 2024, 2-4pm.

Troll Tales Cave Tour at Wabasha Street Caves

215 Wabasha St S, St Paul, MN 55107
The Wabasha Caves are famous in St Paul for their past as a gangster hideout – but this tour is designed for kids and guided by a friendly troll. Includes the tour, photo opp and craft. Grab this opportunity – it doesn’t come around often. April 14, 2024, 12:30pm. $10/pp.

Storytime Saturday

Read & Dance with Ballet Co.Laboratory

Highland Park Library, 1974 Ford Parkway, Saint Paul MN 55116
A storytime and dance performance for kids inspired by the story The Little Prince. April 13, 2024, 10:30-11:30am. FREE.

First Chapter Storytime at Next Chapter Bookseller

38 Snelling Ave S, Saint Paul, MN 55105
A picture book read-aloud plus related activity just for kids. April 13, 2024, 10:30-11am. FREE.

Sporty Saturday

Super Saturday at InnerCity Tennis 

4055 Nicollet Ave, Minneapolis, MN 55409
FINAL SATURDAY! InnerCity Tennis’ Super Saturdays Program is a chance for Twin Cities families to bring kids of all ages to learn tennis fundamentals for from trained staff. The entire 12 court facility is provided for this program at no charge. April 13, 2024, 3-6pm.
Learn more about Inner City Tennis programs for the family.

Free Open Swim Sundays at Great River Water Park

270 Lexington Pkwy N, St Paul, MN 55104
A special FREE open swim will be hosted Sundays starting this weekend with water safety training provided from 3-3:25pm. The zero-depth entry splash pool is perfect for tots trying to get used to the water and there are two tube waterslides for the big kids. April 14, 2024, 12-5pm.

Families swimming playing at the Great River Waterpark in Saint Paul, Minnesota

Spring-y Saturday

Como Park Zoo & Conservatory

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, particularly when you visit the colorful, balmy Spring Flower Show. The animal exhibits are heated, too. Reservations are currently required to visit; make yours early!

Young girl visiting the Como Conservatory in St. Paul, Minnesota
Como Conservatory

Museums with free admission

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