A lot of things close on Easter Sunday, so if you are heading out, it is a good idea to call ahead. However, you are not stuck at home. There are several family-friendly things to do. Whether you are entertaining and want to show your guests around town or it’s just your family on Sunday, there is probably something for you. Here is a list of things we’ve found that — according to their websites — are open on Easter Sunday.
Both Zoos are open.
|Age||Zoo Only||Zoo + IMAX|
|0 – 2 yrs. old||Free||Free|
|3 – 12 yrs. old||$12.00||$18.50*|
|13 – 64 yrs. old||$18.00||$25.75*|
Como Zoo is always free. This is a regular day for Como with all the usual Sunday activities. It is open from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. I’ve gone on Easter, and it is very busy. The shuttles are not running yet, so you will want to come early or expect to spend some time finding parking and walking from the lot to the zoo.
Several museums are closed, so again check our calendar and call ahead, but the following is a list of open museums.
- Science Museum of Minnesota
- Minnesota Institute of Arts
- Walker Art Center
- Bell Museum of Natural History
- Weisman Art Museum
If you are a Bank of America customer, this is the Museums on Us weekend for April. For the Twin Cities, this normally includes the Mill City Museum (Closed Easter), the Minnesota History Center (Open Easter) or James J. Hill House (Closed Easter).
Easter Sunday is the last day to see Broadway’s Annie. Showtimes are 1:00 p.m. and 6:30 p.m. The Mall of America is open and you can visit the Easter Bunny if you are there between 11:00 a.m. and 3:00 p.m.
Minnesota Landscape Arboretum has their Weekend Family Fun events between noon and 4:00 p.m. for drop-in family fun. I would advise calling to double check this one. Their website is a little vague about holiday hours. However the other U of M venues are open.
Of course you can always go to the park. Easter, when it’s not rainy, is usually a good day to fly a kite. The Three Rivers parks have several free activities planned. Check our Free Calendar for details.