Free Family Weekend Events List for April 18-19, 2015


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The following activities are just the tip of the iceberg when it comes to free family fun in the Twin Cities this weekend! And the word “iceberg” just seems so wrong to use when it finally feels like spring out! Speaking of spring, there are lots of options this weekend for observing Earth Day with kids – and Saturday will be the perfect day for it. As always, please check our Family Fun Calendar for more weekend inspiration!

SATURDAY, APRIL 18

Party for the Planet
@ Como Zoo & Conservatory
1225 Estabrook Drive, Saint Paul, MN 55103

Hours: 10am – 4pm both Saturday and Sunday, April 19
Ages: All ages
Details: Tons of free activities will take place throughout the weekend, focusing on creative ways to conserve energy. Get the entire lineup of events here.

Outdoor Family Expo
Maplewood Community Center
2100 White Bear Avenue, Maplewood, MN 55109

Hours: 10am – 1pm
Ages: All ages
Details: Come soak up spring by meeting with live animals, exploring outdoor equipment, and participating in activity stations.

Earth Day at Three Rivers (multiple events)

  • Richardson Nature Center: Native Plant Sale & Service Opportunities • 10am-2pm, all ages, search for signs of spring and participate in a service project for the nature center.
  • Carl Kroening Interpretive Center: Pollinators and River Cleanup • 10am – 12pm, all ages, learn all about bees and help the pollinators by picking up trash in their habitat along the river.
  • Lowry Nature Center: Native Pollinators Need Native Plants • 12:30 – 2pm, all ages, more hands-on bee activities.
  • Eastman Nature Center: Pollinators and their Roles • 1 – 4pm, all ages, drop in anytime to learn more about (guess what?) bees! I’m sensing quite the bee theme this Earth Day.

SUNDAY, APRIL 19

Target Free Third Sunday
@ Minnesota Children’s Museum
10 7th St W, St Paul, MN 55102

Hours: 9am – 5pm
Ages: All ages attend free!
Details: Explore the museum, including the new exhibit Sid the Science Kid thanks to the generosity of Target.


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Anne Kingston

If we left it up to Anne to write her own bio, it would never get posted. She doesn't enjoy talking about herself, but Anne does love exploring the Twin Cities with her family and sharing her finds here. She, her husband and their four kids are lifelong residents of St. Paul.

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