Things to do in Minneapolis & St Paul this weekend!
This April Twin Cities Family Weekend Guide covers the weekend of April 2-3, 2022. To find our most recent guide, click here.
If the weather cooperates (you just never know here in Minny) make sure to set aside a little time to get outside and run around. If the white stuff dares to make an appearance, we have ideas for indoor fun, too. 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.
Twin Cities 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 2022 Guide to Spring Break in the Twin Cities.
FUN OUTDOOR ACTIVITIES IN THE PARKS THIS WEEKEND
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
LAST CALL FOR MAPLE SYRUP! We have one final family maple syrup program to share with you before the season trickles away for another year! Those out in the Twin Cities west metro (or those wanting to travel west) can visit BAYLOR REGIONAL PARK. A MAPLE SYRUP FESTIVAL is held in the park after the sap season has ended. April 2, 2022. 11am-3pm, please pre-register.
FEATURED TWIN CITIES PARK EVENTS THIS WEEKEND
Gale Woods Farm, 7210 County Rd 110 W, Minnetrista, MN 55364
This wonderful working farm is a great place for kids to get close and in barns (that’s my delighted daughter pictured). Read about a spring visit to the farm here. Spots will fill quickly. If you can’t make it to one of the farm tours, stop over for a self-guided walk around the grounds; Gale Woods is a public park and welcomes visitors. April 2, drop in between 9:30am-12pm. $5/pp.
401 E 104th St, Bloomington, MN 55420
Each Sunday explore living history – currently the programs are being held outside so dress for the weather. Enjoy hands-on activities and walk on the trails. April 2, 2022. Drop in from 1-4pm, FREE or suggested donation of $2/pp.
Eden Prairie Outdoor Center, 13765 Staring Lake Parkway, Eden Prairie, Minnesota 55347
Drop in to meet the resident animals, learn about programs and events. April 2, 2022, 10am-1pm. FREE.
Join naturalists for free, drop-in and kid-friendly programming at MISSISSIPPI GATEWAY REGIONAL PARK (Brooklyn Park) and RICHARDSON NATURE CENTER (Bloomington). Explore the indoor exhibits while you’re at it. No reservations needed. April 3, 2022. 1-3pm. FREE.
Twin Cities Easter Egg Hunts & Activities
Grab your baskets and get ready for hunt! Our GIANT LIST has captured Easter egg hunts & activities all across the Twin Cities. The following events are a couple of the early activities taking place this weekend. We have tried to list events on this weekend guide that are still offering spots, but please check before heading out! If you don’t snag a spot, our guide also has some DIY Easter tips to make it a fun holiday at home.
Kids 12 and under that complete the Egg Scavenger Hunt will get a special Easter craft, while supplies last. 2-3:30pm. Pre-Register through Eventbrite. April 2, 2022, FREE.
Rambling River Center, 325 Oak St, Farmington, MN 55024
Families can enjoy a continental breakfast, make a craft, learn the bunny hop and visit with bunnies from Skyview Ranch. $6/pp, April 2, 2022.
more ideas for things to do this weekend in the twin cities with kids
725 Vineland Pl, Minneapolis, MN 55403
This month’s family-friendly event celebrates National Poetry Month with opportunities to create art onsite or take an art kit at home. Free gallery admission for all included. Get your free tickets from the desk in the main lobby. April 2, 2022, 10am-3pm.
SORRY! SOLD OUT. First Free Sunday at Minnesota Children’s Museum
10 West Seventh Street, St. Paul, MN 55102
Explore three floors of completely hands-on exhibits for kids FREE courtesy Securian Financial. Tickets are in limited supply so snag yours fast! April 3, 2022.
Participating Michaels stores across the Twin Cities are offering free weekend “Makebreak” classes and “Take & Make” Kids Club crafts. They’re simple, yet could lend a nice personal touch to a small gift. April 3, 2022, 2-4pm.
1225 Estabrook Dr, St Paul, MN 55103
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! Como Conservatory’s Spring Flower Show is now in full bloom. Reservations are currently required to visit; make yours early!
always free or low cost activities to do this weekend
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!