Free Family Weekend Events List for March 14 – 15, 2015

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I know it’ll probably be tough to convince you to stay indoors this weekend, but there’s a lot of great FREE family stuff going on around the Twin Cities at venues like the Ordway, The Bakken Museum, and the Minnesota Children’s Museum. Read on for some inspiration and, as always, check our Family Fun Calendar for more ideas on where to get out and about with your family!


Family Day at the Ordway
@ Ordway Center for the Performing Arts
345 Washington St, St Paul, MN 55102

Time: 9am – 12pm
Ages: Appropriate for all ages
Details: The morning is set to be packed full of live music, storytelling, dance lessons, an instrument “petting zoo”, crafts, face painting and more. To hop a free ride downtown, click here to download a pass courtesy of Metro Transit.

Free Second Saturday
@ The Bakken Museum
3537 Zenith Ave. S., Minneapolis, MN 55416

Time: 10am – 5pm
Ages: All ages welcome, exhibits appeal mainly to kids preschool-aged and up.
Details: Take advantage of free admission every second Saturday of the month at The Bakken Museum, a space dedicated to exhibits about electricity.


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

Time: 9am – 5pm
Ages: Great for preschoolers & elementary-aged kids
Details: Free admission to all each third Sunday of the month. Park in the World Trade Center ramp with validation – $5 for three hours.

Family Art Sunday
@ Banfil-Locke Center for the Arts
6666 East River Road, Fridley, MN 55432

Time: 1 – 3pm
Ages: Appropriate for all ages
Details: Take a scavenger hunt through the galleries and create a landscape portrait. Drop in anytime.

Free Family Open House
@ Leonardo’s Basement – Minneapolis
4301 Nicollet Ave. S., Minneapolis, MN 55409

Time: 1 – 3pm
Ages: Projects are best enjoyed by preschool-aged kids and up
Details: Pre-register by calling 612-824-4394. The open houses usually consist of free building projects with materials supplied. Kids will need adult supervision to use many of the tools.

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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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