Caponi Art Park and Learning Center is a sculpture park in Eagan. Open May through October, the park is free to visit Tuesday through Sunday. It also offers special programming during the season. Bring some books to swap out because this park has a Little Free Library.
Bring a picnic and prepare to expend some energy exploring the 60 acres that make up this woodland sculpture garden. Art pops up in unexpected places, down meandering paths, and it begs for interpretation!
Caponi Art Park Events
During the open season, the park hosts a variety of family-friendly events including a Summer Performance Series, Theater in the Woods, CAP Super Saturdays, Hot Iron Pours and Leaf Fest. They also offer a Music & Beer event and Yoga in the Park. Note that the park discontinued the Medieval Fair in 2018, but replaced it with Leaf Fest.
Caponi Art Park Labyrinth Installation
In 2019, the park installed a new and improved labyrinth; using stones to replace the white painted lines from 2018. CAP recommends this article from the Smithsonian to learn more about the history and significance of labyrinths.
Self-Guided Tours of Caponi Art Park
For families or small groups, who want to explore the park a little further, CAP offers handheld park maps and self-guided tour guidebooks for checkout. Learn the history of the Art Park and more details about the artwork as you explore at your own pace. Call 651-454-9412 to learn more and reserve a spot. There is no fee for self-guided tours, but donations are always welcome. If your group is really small (family sized), you can also download this guidebook for an even more informal tour.
Guided Tours for Groups
Got a home school, scout or youth group? You can book a tour or workshop/tour. There is a 10 person minimum. 2019 Pricing is as follows:
- $4 per participant (Group leaders are free.)
- 10 person minimum or $40 minimum charge
- $20 reservation fee required to secure your visit. Fee credited towards final tour payment. See Group Tour Policy for more details.
- $7 to $15 per participant (Price includes the cost of the tour.)
More Twin Cities Art Parks to Enjoy:
We don't lack art parks in the Twin Cities. If you enjoyed Caponi, check out these other sculpture gardens.
- FFTC Visits Sculpture Parks in Minnesota
- Western Sculpture Park
- Franconia Sculpture Park
- Big Stone Mini Golf and Sculpture Garden
- Minneapolis Sculpture Garden