Eden Prairie Center is a mall in the southwest Twin Cities metro. Besides shopping, families will find an 18-screen AMC Theatre (which sometimes offers sensory friendly films), the area’s largest indoor play area, and a variety of restaurants. Family First Parking is available near mall entrances for families to conveniently access the mall and strollers can be rented at all entrances ($5/single, $7/double).
2018 Easter Bunny Visit and Photos at Eden Prairie Center
The Easter Bunny will be at the mall at select times between March 9th and 31st. Children can visit with the Easter Bunny for free. Photo packages are available for purchase and personal photographs are not allowed. If you are purchasing pictures, reservations can be made. Otherwise, Easter Bunny hours are:
- Monday - Saturday, 11 am - 8 pm; Carrot Break: 3 -4 pm
- Sunday, 11 am - 5 pm
On the busier days of March 24, 30 and 31, the bunny will extend his visit time by one hour at the beginning and end of his shift, making him/her/it? available from 10 am - 9 pm with a Carrot Break from 3 - 4 pm.
Children's Play Area at Eden Prairie Center
The Children’s Play Area was updated and relocated in the fall of 2015 and can be found in the lower level of Kohl's Wing of the mall. The area is almost 2,000 square feet with soft, colorful structures in a "Minnesota Outdoors" theme. Small kids (42 inches or less) can climb and explore this free area any time during mall hours. There are also coin-operated rides just outside the play area. Parents will be happy to know that the mall offers free wi-fi and seating around the play area. The area also offers stroller parking and is situated among child-friendly retailers. As with most play areas, socks are required.
"Some malls are doing away with play areas," said Eden Prairie Center Marketing Manager Shannon Rasmussen. "For us, family is our core, and it's who we aim to serve. Therefore, we want to ensure we have the amenities that families are looking for when choosing where to shop.”
Family Restrooms at Eden Prairie Center
Family restrooms can be found in the Food Court. Proving their commitment to families, this restroom offers toddler-sized fixtures, private nursing rooms, a diaper-changing station, and a family lounge. The downside is that the family restrooms and food court are on the second level while the play area is on the first level.