Twin Cities Deals of the Week, Family Fun at a Discount


We see a lot of good deals come through our various partners and affiliates and don’t always have a great place to share them. This Deals of the Week page will be a our rotating list of discounts, deals, free tickets and hidden gems we find. Act fast, some deals can sell out or fill up quickly.

Target Family BOGO Tickets to the Okee Dokee Brothers (and other Ordway events)

Through a partnership with Target, families will have the opportunity to access more than 12 unique Ordway offerings this season with a BOGO ticket offer. The first program offered will be for The Okee Dokee Brothers on Sunday, November 17th in the Concert Hall. These tickets are limited. So jump in if you want them. Go here to get the BOGO offer.

Image Courtesy OkeeDokee.org

Sea Life – Discounted Annual Passes

While it appears that Sea Life has discontinued its Household Annual Pass, it does currently have a sale on individual annual passes for $24.50 (50% off). This brings the price down to close to the price of a daily pass. If you plan to visit more than once this year, now would be a good time to purchase annual passes for the whole family. 

The upside of the passes being individual is that, if you have a tween or teen that likes to visit alone, they can just drop their own pass in their wallet and go as often as they like.

For more Annual Pass Ideas: Experience Gifts for the Whole Family: The No-Clutter Gift of Together Time. November is a popular month for businesses to discount their annual passes.

Mark Your Calendar! RARE Free Family Day at Minnesota History Center

The Minnesota History Center‘s newest exhibit “Our Home: Native Minnesota” opens with one of their rare FREE Family Days on Saturday, December 7th from 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Family-friendly entertainment will include acoustic music with Mitch Walking Elk, hoop dance performances by the Sampson Brothers, demonstrations of birch-bark biting artwork with Denise Lajimodiere and traditional games like kansu kutepi (dice game), tasiha (ring and pin) and cankawacipi (spinning tops) with Jeremy Red Eagle. 

Restaurant Deals 

Find weekly Kids Eat Free Opportunities Here. We have recently verified and updated the list and made it fully searchable and sortable.


Upcoming Free Days at Area Museums, Theatres and Historical Sites:


Goldstar Family-Friendly Deals of the Week:

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The Mini Pop Kids Perform Your Fave Pop Hits

at Ames Center - Proscenium Main Stage Hall, Burnsville
OFFER DATES:
Sat, November 16
FULL PRICE: $23
OFFER PRICE: $11.50

Catchy pop songs are so much more enjoyable when the whole family gets to sing along! The Mini Pop Kids will have you grooving to kid-friendly renditions of today’s hottest tunes, so you can have a ... [more+]

Catchy pop songs are so much more enjoyable when the whole family gets to sing along! The Mini Pop Kids will have you grooving to kid-friendly renditions of today’s hottest tunes, so you can have a fun, carefree concert experience without worrying about any racy lyrics. [less-]

"Beauty and the Beast"

at Chanhassen High School Theater, Chanhassen
OFFER DATES:
Sat, December 07
Sat, December 14
FULL PRICE: $20
OFFER PRICE: $10

The stage production of a classic Disney movie, "Beauty and the Beast" tells the story of Belle, a young woman in a provincial town, and the Beast, who is really a young prince trapped under the spell... [more+]

The stage production of a classic Disney movie, "Beauty and the Beast" tells the story of Belle, a young woman in a provincial town, and the Beast, who is really a young prince trapped under the spell of an enchantress. If the Beast can learn to love and be loved, the curse will end and he will be transformed into his former self. But time is running out. If the Beast does not learn his lesson soon, he and his household will be doomed for all eternity. This "tale as old as time" is filled with spectacular costumes, sets, and favorite musical numbers including "Be Our Guest," "Gaston," "Beauty & the Beast" and more. Featuring dozens of talented local actors, musicians and behind-the-scenes artists ages 8 and older from throughout the Twin Cities theater community, this exceptional production makes a fantastic holiday outing for families or groups. [less-]

"Junie B. Jones in Jingle Bells, Batman Smells" Youth Performance

at Howard Conn Fine Arts Center, Minneapolis
OFFER DATES:
Sat, December 07
Sat, December 07
Sun, December 08
+ 7 more dates
Sat, December 07
Sat, December 07
Sun, December 08
Sat, December 14
Sat, December 14
Sun, December 15
Fri, December 20
Sat, December 21
Sat, December 21
Sun, December 22
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FULL PRICE: $15
OFFER PRICE: $8

To the strong-willed "almost six year-old" Junie B. Jones, things are simple: Christmas means you get presents, elf costumes are awesome, and May is a blabbermouth tattletale. In the holiday adaptatio... [more+]

To the strong-willed "almost six year-old" Junie B. Jones, things are simple: Christmas means you get presents, elf costumes are awesome, and May is a blabbermouth tattletale. In the holiday adaptation of the beloved children's book series, she'll have to choose between giving May her just deserts, and the Christmas spirit of peace and goodwill. No matter which holiday you celebrate, everyone at Howard Conn Fine Arts Center can learn a lesson about the meaning behind a celebration. [less-]

"The Nutcracker" With Full Symphony

at Hopkins High School Performing Arts Center, Minneapolis
OFFER DATES:
Fri, December 13
Sat, December 14
Sat, December 14
+ 1 more dates
Fri, December 13
Sat, December 14
Sat, December 14
Sun, December 15
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FULL PRICE: $59
OFFER PRICE: $29.50

With flowers that waltz, a nutcracker toy that springs to life as a prince, a Sugar Plum Fairy that dances a pas de deux and gingerbread soldiers that war with mice, "The Nutcracker" always casts a ma... [more+]

With flowers that waltz, a nutcracker toy that springs to life as a prince, a Sugar Plum Fairy that dances a pas de deux and gingerbread soldiers that war with mice, "The Nutcracker" always casts a magical spell, thanks to this annual production from the Metropolitan Ballet. Kudos also go to the live symphonic accompaniment, making this special version of Tchaikovsky's ballet the only one in Minnesota with a full orchestra. Experience it at the Hopkins High School Performing Arts Center. [less-]

Fun, Animal Encounters at SeaQuest

at SeaQuest Roseville, Roseville
OFFER DATES:
Tue, December 31
FULL PRICE: $10.95 - $24.95
OFFER PRICE: $8 - $12.95

When you’re marveling at the rainbow glow of bioluminescent fish, coral and even lizards at SeaQuest, don’t be surprised if you forget that you’re still high and dry in Roseville. Cuddling the M... [more+]

When you’re marveling at the rainbow glow of bioluminescent fish, coral and even lizards at SeaQuest, don’t be surprised if you forget that you’re still high and dry in Roseville. Cuddling the Minnesota Mini Pig, on the other hand, will probably make you feel closer to home. [less-]

Catch the Latest Blockbusters With AMC Yellow eTickets

at Any AMC Theatre, AMC Theatres
OFFER DATES:
Wed, January 01
FULL PRICE: $13.50
OFFER PRICE: $9

Rain or shine, hot or cold, a movie is the entertainment option that never lets you down. With these AMC Yellow eTickets, you can stock up on movie tickets and be ready for those nights when there's n... [more+]

Rain or shine, hot or cold, a movie is the entertainment option that never lets you down. With these AMC Yellow eTickets, you can stock up on movie tickets and be ready for those nights when there's nothing else going on, or for that big blockbuster you've been dying to see. Plus, with these discounted tickets, you'll free up some cash to spend on all the stuff that makes the movie experience complete -- giant slushies, nachos, candy and, of course, buttery, salty popcorn. Your etickets can be used at any AMC theaters near you for any movie, date and showing (Not Valid in California, New York, or New Jersey). [less-]

"Matilda the Musical"

at The Loft Stage, Woodbury
OFFER DATES:
Fri, July 10
Sat, July 11
Sun, July 12
+ 3 more dates
Fri, July 10
Sat, July 11
Sun, July 12
Fri, July 17
Sat, July 18
Sun, July 19
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FULL PRICE: $22
OFFER PRICE: COMP - $12

"Matilda" is a joyous, girl power romp! Exposed theatricality explodes off the stage, inviting the audience to engage their imaginations and join the adventure. Inspired by the twisted genius of Roald... [more+]

"Matilda" is a joyous, girl power romp! Exposed theatricality explodes off the stage, inviting the audience to engage their imaginations and join the adventure. Inspired by the twisted genius of Roald Dahl, the Tony Award-winning "Matilda The Musical" is the captivating masterpiece from the Royal Shakespeare Company that revels in the anarchy of childhood, the power of imagination and the inspiring story of a girl who dreams of a better life. Children and adults alike will be thrilled and delighted by the story of the special little girl with an extraordinary imagination. Bring a little allowance to pick up a special toy or treat at intermission. Rated PG. [less-]

Ongoing Deals:

An Alternative to Expensive Subscription Boxes: Monthly subscription boxes full of activities for kids are incredibly appealing, but the price can be a roadblock. This is why we were excited to find some FREE alternatives to STEM subscription boxes. Learn about two programs we found in our Hands-on Science article. Scroll down to the At Home Section to find them.

Crayola Experience Annual Passes: Individuals can get an annual pass for the Crayola Experience for $29.99. That’s only $8.00 more than a single daily general admission at the door. The savings are even better if you buy a family pass. If you visit the Mall of America often, this is a great deal! Even if you only visit twice a year, it may be worth it for you to have something to do that is pre-paid!

Tuesdays of Your Birthday Week @ Flyover America MOA • Celebrate Birthday Tuesdays at Flyover America with a FREE flight. Don’t forget to bring ID or other proof of your birthday. Find more information for families visiting with children here. Find More Birthday Deals for Minnesota Kids Here.

Washington County ResidentsShow Your Library Card is a new county-wide promotion that partners Washington County Library (Stillwater and Bayport Public Library cards are also accepted) with area businesses. Library cardholders receive unique offers and discounts on goods and services at participating businesses, just by showing their library card. Find a list of participating businesses at the link above. One of our favorites: Goldfish Swim School – Free annual registration.


Hennepin County Residents: Three Rivers Recreation Pass Plus: Three Rivers Park District is now offering a fee assistance program that offers free equipment rentals, discounts on programs and events, and two free recreation passes per individual family member. You can choose between archery, swim ponds, dog off-leash areas, disc golf, boat trailer parking and cross-country skiing. The Recreation Pass Plus card is available for all families and individuals who live in Hennepin County and are enrolled in an eligible needs-based government program (including WIC, Medical Assistance and Free or Reduced Lunch). You can find the full list of eligible programs here. I signed up and received approval within 24 hours. Even if you don’t qualify for this program, remember Three Rivers Parks do not require a vehicle or parking fee and offer many free programs to visitors.


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