It doesn’t have to break the bank to entertain the family away from home in the Twin Cities! You’ll find June’s seasonal and ongoing events and activities listed here that all cost $5-$6 or less per person to attend. For more ideas on budget and FREE family outings, check our Family Fun Calendar.
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6/10/17: Family Dance | Tapestry Folkdance Center, Minneapolis | 6:30-8pm | $5/pp or $10/family | The focus is on teaching simple dances that everyone in the family can enjoy. Breaks will feature snacks and kid-friendly activities.
6/14/17: Daily Life on the Farm | Eidem Homestead, Brooklyn Park | 12-4pm | $5/pp at the door, 4 & under FREE | Help out with farm chores, visit the animals and explore the restored farmhouse. Also held 6/28/17.
6/16/17: Friends & Family Fun Day | Dakota City Heritage Village, Farmington | Tours on the half hour begin at 10am through noon • $5/pp, under 3 FREE | Turn-of-the-century fun with guided tours, vintage games and other interactive activities.
6/16/16: Family Fun & Fitness Fridays | (Highland Pool, Como Pool, Great River Water Park), St Paul | $2/pp during Open Swim hours.
6/16-17: Kids at the Castle: Midsommer Music & Magic | American Swedish Institute, Minneapolis | 9-10am (feel free to stay after and explore the castle) | $8/family | Before the museum opens, join ASI for visual play, storytelling, music, and movement inspired by ASI’s exhibits that will encourage creative young minds. Suggested for ages 2-5.
ONGOING JUNE EVENTS & ACTIVITIES $5-$6/PP OR LESS
Cheap Flicks: Twin Cities Movie Theater Discount Days – all seats $2-$5/pp
Michaels Kids Club Crafts | TC Michaels locations | Ongoing Saturdays in June, 10am-noon | $2 per project, ages 3+. Check the link for details.
Saturday Mornings on the Farm | Gale Woods Farm, Minnetrista | Ongoing Saturdays in June, 9:30am-noon | $5/pp | Calling all farmhands! Help out with chores, spend time with the animals and participate in other spring farm activities. Closed-toe shoes required.
FANtastic Saturdays | The Blast Indoor Playground, Eagan Community Center | 5-8pm | $4/pp ages 18 mon-12 years, all others free. | Better bang for your buck every Saturday evening: $4 will get you into the Blast Indoor Playground, the gym for games, and provide a movie and crafts (parents must stay to supervise their kids).
Raptor Center Tours | Gabbert Raptor Center, St Paul campus of the U of M | 30-minute tours every half hour, 10:30am-3:30pm, ongoing Tues-Fri | $3/ages 3-17, $5/adults | Bring kids of any age for a fun and educational visit. Meet some resident raptors, get hands-on with natural materials, and visit the kids’ play corner.
Bowl for a Buck | University of MN’s Coffman Union (Thurs, 5pm-close) & St. Paul Student Center (all day Wed) | $1 per game plus $2 shoe rental.
TWIN CITIES PARENT-CHILD NATURE PROGRAMS $5/PP OR LESS
Explore the great outdoors right alongside your children! Nature centers and parks across the Twin Cities host hundreds of low-cost programs throughout the year. Please check our Family Fun Calendar for exact dates, times and costs for each family nature program.
Carpenter St Croix Valley Nature Center | Hastings
Coon Rapids Dam Regional Park | Brooklyn Park
Eastman Nature Center | Dayton
Lowry Nature Center | Victoria
Maplewood Nature Center | Maplewood
Richardson Nature Center | Bloomington
Springbrook Nature Center | Fridley
Wargo Nature Center | Lino Lakes
Westwood Hills Nature Center | St Louis Park
Wood Lake Nature Center | Richfield
INDOOR PLAY $5-$6 PER CHILD OR LESS
Eagan Community Center: Preschool Open Play | Ongoing Mon-Fri, 9-11:30am | $4 per child, under 18 mons free | A variety of fun toys and sport equipment are available to play in the gym as well as play time in the Blast Indoor playground. For kids ages 1-5.
Shoreview Community Center: Tropical Adventure Indoor Playground | Open Play hours: Mon-Sat: 8am – 8pm, Sun: 8am – 6pm | $5.25/per child ages 1-12, adults free.