Category - School-Age

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11 Tours of Fall Color And Bonus Splurges
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Family Fun: 8 Places for Hands-on Science with Kids
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Minnesota State Fair 2018: 20 Ideas for Free Family Fun!

11 Tours of Fall Color And Bonus Splurges

Fall color is one reason this is my favorite time of year.  I love the fun days of summer and the hopeful days of spring and the quietness of winter (until it starts to go on eight months and more, then it’s just being passive aggressive), but my absolute without a doubt favorite time of the year is the fall.  When the air turns crisp in the evenings and I can smell the earthy scent of the maturing plants, I shiver in delight. I grin when I can pull out my favorite sweater or jeans and lace up my cute leather boots while packing my children’s school supplies into their backpacks. While making a cup of coffee and wrapping myself in my favorite afghan to sit on my front step, I sigh.

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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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Minnesota State Fair 2018: 20 Ideas for Free Family Fun!

The time is drawing near for families to finalize their State Fair plans!

What’s that? You haven’t yet decided if you’ll be attending this year? (I do tend to forget that not everyone is quite as obsessed with this Minnesota ritual as I am.) I can empathize: I find it uncomfortably hot, crowded and expensive much of the time, too. But after years of dragging my brood to the Fair for days on end I’ve honed my plans for making the most of it. I can’t do much to control the crowds or the weather; however I’d love to share 20 of our favorite free fair activities that help keep the costs down.

More Fair: FFTC’s Guide to the 2018 Minnesota State Fair

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