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Family Fun: 8 Places for Hands-on Science with Kids
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Twin Cities Cheap Flicks: $2 Movies at Riverview Theater + More Discounts
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Twin Cities September Family Events & Activities Guide

Family Fun: 8 Places for Hands-on Science with Kids

Wondering where to take your small fry to experience hands-on science? Here are seven ideas of places that offer education programs for a wide range of ages, many of them ongoing, and two upcoming events you won’t want to miss!

Hands on Science at the Math & Science Family Fun Fair

Math & Science Family Fun Fair

Hands-on Science Special Events

Invent it. Build it. 2018
Minneapolis Convention Center, 1301 2nd Ave S., Minneapolis, MN 55403

When: Sat, October 20, 2018, 9 am – 4 pm
Cost: $5-$7/pp
The Society of Women Engineers 9th annual Invent it. Build it. event is an experience designed to encourage middle school and high school girls to choose a career in engineering. Registration Required.


When: Annually Mid-November
Cost: Free
Details: Back in 2018! After taking a year off in 2017, this popular event will return in 2018 in partnership with the new Bell Museum of Natural History.

Year Round Hands-on Science

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Twin Cities Cheap Flicks: $2 Movies at Riverview Theater + More Discounts

TwinCities Cheap Flicks

As a family of six we have attended one — count it, one — movie together in an actual movie theater. After factoring in even matinee ticket prices, a jumbo tub of popcorn and a box of Milk Duds, it’s just too tough to justify the splurge when we can cozy up at home with Netflix and a couple bags of microwaved ‘corn.

I am not immune, however, to the somewhat throwback charm of the big screens. I spent half of high school selling tickets and popping corn at a second-run cineplex and loved (almost) every minute of it. So between the nostalgia and the obvious need for a bargain, when our family members head out to the movies, we look no further than the Riverview Theater in Minneapolis. You can’t beat the ticket prices ($2 for matinees, kids 11 & under and all ages Tuesdays and only a buck more for adult evening tickets – cash only) or the fresh popcorn with real butter! The prices for treat deals will make a large family cry tears of joy, as well. Plus, the ambiance — 50’s era living room decor and an enormous screening room with comfy stadium seating — is half the fun.

Riverview Theater - One of our favorite cheap flicks venues

Other Twin Cities Movie Houses with Cheap Flicks

Here are some other movie houses around town where you might catch a bargain or otherwise more kid-friendly flick with your young ones:

  • Hopkins Cinema 6 | Matinees, child admission & Terrific Tuesdays all just $2.50; $3 evenings
  • St Anthony Main Theatre | Minneapolis – Tuesdays: $5 tickets and $3 soda or popcorn
  • Marcus Theaters | Elk River, Hastings, Oakdale, Rosemount & Shakopee – Super Saver Day programs: $5 tickets for all on Tuesdays, $6 for students on Thurs. Join their rewards program for concession specials.
  • Plaza Theater | Maplewood – all shows $3, Tuesdays only two bucks
  • Emagine Theaters | Delano, East Bethel, Lakeville, Monticello, Rogers, Waconia, White Bear & Willow Creek (Plymouth) – many theater locations offer $5.85 matinees or showings all day, all ages
  • Woodbury 10 Theatre | Matinees just $5 daily, children & seniors always $5 tickets – refillable popcorn bucket – free refills all year $25.
  • New Hope Cinema Grill | Tickets always $3-$4/pp and only $2 on Tuesdays
  • Showplace Icon West End | St Louis Park – $5.36 ticket Tuesdays and matinees
  • St Michael Cinema – All matinees $5, all ages daily, kids always $5

Have any to add to the list? Drop us a line and let us know!


Prices last verified 9/13/2018

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Twin Cities September Family Events & Activities Guide

It is our hope that you can use our September Family Events & Activities Guide page as a convenient way to find our traditional Free & Budget lists along with all the special themed activities each month brings. In September we are highlighting our favorite apple orchards, pumpkin patches and corn mazes across the Twin Cities Metro as well as keeping up with the harvest of fall festivals cropping up. As always, we hope to be inspiration in planning your family time together!

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