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Caponi Art Park
Little Free Library
1220 Diffley Road, Eagan, MN 55123
Admission: $0.00
Hours of Operation:
Mon. Closed
Tue. 09:00 AM – 08:00 PM
Wed. 09:00 AM – 08:00 PM
Thu. 09:00 AM – 08:00 PM
Fri. 09:00 AM – 08:00 PM
Sat. 09:00 AM – 08:00 PM
Sun. 09:00 AM – 08:00 PM
Open: April – October. Park closes at 7pm in September & 6pm in October.

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!

4 Ideas for Family Fun at Caponi Art Park

  1. Explore the Sculptures. Scroll down for more information on self-led sculpture tours.
  2. Pack a Picnic. The grounds offer beautiful places to spread a blanket and relax.
  3. Take a Nature Walk. The park offers an online Nature Guide if you want to explore deeper into the native plants and animals you find.
  4. Go on the Wodakota Walk. This interactive art installation has five stops around the park. Find instructions and app information here. <— Printable PDF.

Caponi Art Park Events

During the open season, the park hosts a variety of family-friendly events including a Minnesota Sinfonia concert, Theater in the Woods, Eagan Art Block, Hot Iron Pours and the annual fall Leaf Fest. They also offer a Yoga in the Park.

Girl playing in fall leaves at Caponi Art Park in Minnesota
Playing in the Leaves at Caponi Art Park

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.

Four kids exploring Caponi Art Park in Eagan Minnesota

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. 2022 Pricing is as follows:

Guided Tours

  • $7 per participant
  • $45 minimum charge

Art Activities

  • $9 to $25 per participant.

Limestone sculpture "Lovers" by Anthony Caponi at the Caponi Art Park in Eagan, Minnesota
“Lovers” by Anthony Caponi

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.

Featured image shows a young girl standing in front of the sculpture, “Snake” by Anthony Caponi.





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