Ah, February. In the middle of the coldest, yuckiest, but thankfully shortest month of the year, we sneak in Valentine’s Day. It doesn’t have to be all about the kids (but they can be included) and it doesn’t have to resemble a commercial. We have some creative ideas for a February date night.
This month is brought to you by GoodKids!
BookHounds Storytime is BACK!
For the month of February in preparation for National Reading Month (March), our friends at GoodKids are hosting a special storytime for your whole family with authors and book lovers from around the Twin Cities.
BookHounds ClubHouse: GoodKids, 4758 Banning Ave, White Bear Lake, Minnesota 55110
BookHounds Storytime Schedule
Saturdays in February, 10 am
February Date Night Ideas – With or Without the Kids
2/1/19, 2/8/19 & 2/15/19: Fire & Ice @ Windom NE, Minneapolis | 6-8pm | FREE | Bring the whole family (if you need to) for a romantic night of skating & sledding. Warm up together by the fire pit with smores, cocoa and popcorn. Registration is not required, but this activity is weather and conditions dependent. (Also at Kenny Park on 2/1/19 only).
Now-2/28/19: Omnifest @ Science Museum of Minnesota, Saint Paul | $9.95/Adults; $8.95/Children; Free with membership (one per day) | Omnifest is a great way to kick off that gift membership you got for Christmas. Bring the kids or leave them home. Combine it with a museum visit or not. Whatever way you do it, the Science Museum offers five films for your date night consideration.
2/2/19: Vulcan Victory Torchlight Parade @ Kellogg Park, Saint Paul | 5:30-7:30pm | FREE | Bundle up together for a parade and fireworks. You could always combine this with the Omnifest and warm up with a movie.
02/14/19-02/18/19: Beauty & The Beast @ Marcus Theatres | Matinees: 10 a.m., 12:15 p.m., 2:30 p.m. and 4:45 p.m. | $5 | Relive the magic of the animated Beauty & the Beast. At these prices, you can afford to take your kids AND get popcorn. Twin Cities locations include Elk River Cinema, Oakdale Cinema, Rosemount Cinema, and Southbridge Crossing Cineman-Shakopee.
February Date Night Ideas – Leave the Kids at Home
2/8/19: Ramsey After Dark: The Language of Love @ Alexander Ramsey House | 7 pm & 8:30 pm | $11/pp | This 75-minute Valentine’s Day program, explores what secret messages could be conveyed by love letters, floral bouquets, and small gifts from Victorian suitors. Enjoy freshly baked Valentine’s Day treats, listen to excerpts from Ramsey family love letters, and play Victorian courtship games in the parlor. Ages 18+.
2/14/19: Love In The Wild – Date Night @ Dodge Nature Center | 6pm-8pm | $60/couple | Social time indoors with wine and cheese and a presentation on the funny and unusual ways creatures attract a mate; followed by a horse drawn sleigh ride. Pre-registration is required.
2/14/19: Valentine’s Day Fireside Snowshoeing @ North Mississippi Regional Park | 7pm-8:30pm | $7.50/pp | Go on a snowshoe hike along the river, then cozy up around a bonfire while sipping hot cocoa and try your hand at crafting a candle to bring home.
For More Ideas, Check Out These Valentines Events at Three Rivers Parks.
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