April is literally blooming with free events and activities in the Twin Cities! This includes several free EASTER EGG HUNTS & EVENTS you might be interested in hopping on over to. Make sure to check our TWIN CITIES APRIL FAMILY GUIDE, our ULTIMATE GUIDE TO SPRING IN THE TWIN CITIES and our FAMILY FUN CALENDAR for a complete listing of events around town.
Want to find free things to do in the Minneapolis-St Paul area this weekend with your kids? Find our current TWIN CITIES WEEKEND FAMILY GUIDE, packed with suggestions.
Twin Cities April Free outdoor Fun in the parks
There is so much FREE family fun to be had out in Twin Cities-areas parks during the early spring months if you’re willing to perhaps bundle up your team and brave the indecisive weather. Here’s a sampling of the best free events Twin Cities-area parks have to offer in April:
1225 Estabrook Dr, St Paul, MN 55103
Seasonal events in April include the Spring Flower Show in the Conservatory’s sunken garden. Warm up with the indoor exhibits when the weather isn’t cooperating. Currently, the Zoo & Conservatory are open by reservation only. Make yours today, they fill fast. Suggested donation of $2/child & $3/adult, but all welcome whether or not you choose to donate. 10am-4pm.
Lebanon Hills Regional Park, Eagan
Learn about how April showers wake up the park through games & other activities. Meet at the visitor center. April 1, 2022, 6-7:30pm
Pond Dakota Mission Park, 401 E 104th St, Bloomington, MN 55420
Hands-on living history programs fun and free of charge. New themes each week. Saturdays, April 2-30, 2022.
Explore Washington County Parks free on the first Tuesday of every month (non-holiday). No vehicle permit required. Find a listing of parks here. April 5, 2022.
Eden Prairie Outdoor Center, 13765 Staring Lake Parkway, Eden Prairie, Minnesota 55347
Drop in to meet the resident animals, learn about programs and events. Saturdays, April 2 & 9, 2022, 10am-1pm.
Silverwood Park, 2500 County Rd E, St Anthony, MN 55421
Take in a puppet show followded by make-and-take nature-inspired art. April 10, 2022, 1-3pm.
North Mississippi Regional Park, 4900 Mississippi Ct, Minneapolis, MN, US 55430
Try out experiments, play games, and make art to explore such weather as wind, clouds, and rain. April 10, 2022. 1-3pm.
Free Twin Cities Nature Centers
Nature and outdoor interpretive centers are wonderful places that offer free admission and hands-on exhibits and outdoor play opportunities most days of the week. Find our complete listing of TWIN CITIES NATURE CENTERS.
FREE EARTH DAY EVENTS IN THE PARKS
7701 Main St, Lino Lakes, MN 55038
This annual event has included service projects, trivia, picnics, gardening seminars, naturalist programs, Earth Day games and activities, including a NEW Earth Day sound garden. April 23, 2022; 12:30pm-3pm. Learn more about the WARGO NATURE CENTER including the fun nature-based playground.
4900 Mississippi Ct, Minneapolis, MN, US 55430
Self-guided nature exploration, a scavenger hunt, and art activities. April 23, 2022. 11am-3pm.
2520 Dale St N, Roseville, MN 55113
This annual free event traditionally includes live music, storytelling, earth-friendly activities, crafts and tours. It also observes the nature center’s birthday, so grab some cake. April 23, 2022; 10am-2pm. Learn more about HARRIET ALEXANDER NATURE CENTER.
Free Twin Cities Easter Egg Hunts & Events - April 2022
Make sure to check our GIANT list of Twin Cities Easter egg hunts & activities for all the details on these free events.
Minneapolis & St Paul free Easter Egg Hunts and events
April 4-13, 2022: Lyndale Farmstead BUNNY TRAIL
APRIL 6, 2022: East Phillips Park EGG-SCAPE ROOM
APRIL 7, 2022: Powderhorn Park SPRING BUNNY HUNT
APRIL 7, 2022: East Phllips Park EGG HUNT
APRIL 9, 2022: FARVIEW Park SPRING EGG HUNT
APRIL 9, 2022: HARRISON Park SPRING EGG HUNT
APRIL 9, 2022: McDonough Rec Center GIANT EGG HUNT
APRIL 14, 2022: Merriam Park DUSK egg HUNT
APRIL 15, 2022: WEBBER Park EGG HUNT
APRIL 16, 2022: Waite Park eASTER EGG HUNT
APRIL 16, 2022: Van Cleve Park SPRING EGG HUNT
APRIL 16, 2022: Audubon Park BUNNY PARTY & EGG HUNT
APRIL 16, 2022: MILL CITY CHURCH NORTHEAST EASTER EGG HUNT
Twin Cities North Metro Easter Egg Hunts and events
APRIL 2, 2022: HIDE AND PEEP EGG HUNT AT NORTHTOWN MALL
APRIL 9, 2022: SPRING LAKE PARK EASTER EGG HUNT
APRIL 9, 2022: Grace Church Roseville EASTER SCAVENGER HUNT
APRIL 15, 2022: ANDREWS PARK EASTER EGG HUNT
APRIL 16, 2022: CORCORAN EASTER EGG HUNT
APRIL 16, 2022: EASTER EGG-STRAVAGANZA AT AAMODT’S APPLE FARM
APRIL 16 & 17, 2022: LARGEST EGG HUNT IN BLAINE
APRIL 17, 2022: EASTER AT CREATIVE CHURCH Fridley & Maple Grove
Twin Cities South Metro Easter Egg Hunts and events
APRIL 9, 2022: inver grove heights EGG HUNT
APRIL 9, 2022: ROSEMOUNT LIONS CLUB SPRING EGG HUNT
APRIL 16, 2022: NEWPORT LUTHERAN CHURCH EASTER EGG HUNT
APRIL 16, 2022: SOUTH ST PAUL GIANT EGG HUNT
APRIL 16, 2022: RICHFIELD EGG SCRAMBLE
Twin Cities West Metro Easter Egg Hunts and events
APRIL 16, 2022: HAMEL LIONS EASTER EGG HUNT
Free Twin Cities family artS events - April 2022
Participating Michaels stores across the Twin Cities are offering free weekend “Makebreak” classes and “Take & Make” Kids Club crafts. They’re simple, yet could lend a nice personal touch to a small gift. Sundays in April, 2022, 2-4pm.
7650 Equitable Drive, Eden Prairie, MN
Drop in for storytime & an art project. Mondays, April 4-25, 2022, 10-11am.
Walker Art Center, 725 Vineland Pl, Minneapolis, MN 55403
Activities are geared towards kids ages 6-12, but don’t let that stop you from bringing your littler ones! Free gallery admission for the whole family. Explore the galleries with a scavenger hunt and pick up an art kit to take home. April 2, 2022, 10am-3pm.
7650 Equitable Drive, Eden Prairie, Minnesota 55344
Teacher demonstrations, art activities for kids, and face painting. April 9, 1-4pm.
Take a free art class from the comfort of your home. Register for Zoom link. April 9, 2022, 11am-12pm.
Landmark Center, 75 W 5th St, St Paul, MN 55102
Excerpts from the classics, perfect for budding ballerinas. April 12, 2022, 12pm.
Museum of Russian Art, 5500 Stevens Ave, Minneapolis, MN 55419
Currently, the museum is offering a FREE Storytime in the Gallery the third Saturday of the month with no charge for adults to accompany their kids. Take home a copy of the story and explore the galleries with a scavenger hunt. April 16, 2022, 9:30-11am.
Landmark Center, 75 5th St. W, St Paul MN 55102
Travel the globe and learn about a new culture without hopping a plane! Experience through music, food, crafts and exhibits. April 24, 2022. 1-3pm.
FREE Twin Cities ART MUSEUMS TO VISIT
- Minneapolis Institute of Art – Daily free admission plus monthly themed art activities for families.
- Walker Art Center | Minneapolis – FREE Thursday evenings & First Saturdays of each month.
- Weisman Art Museum | Minneapolis – FREE daily, located on the Minneapolis campus of the University of Minnesota.
More FREE Twin Cities family entertainment - April 2022
Free Special Events for Families!
Minnesota Youth Symphonies, 790 Cleveland Ave, St. Paul, MN 55116
Kids ages 3-14 can try out instruments of the orchestra, ask the musicians questions, and hear a mini-concert. Registration required. April 2, 2022.
Free days are BACK at the museum and we’re super excited about it! Explore the exhibits, including Thomas and Friends admission-free the first Sunday of each month thanks to Securian Financial. Reservations required. April 3, 2022.
Bell Museum of Natural History, 2088 Larpenteur Ave W, St Paul, MN 55113
Explore the night sky with the aid of pros and a telescope on the museum’s outdoor observation deck. Recommended for families with kids ages 7+. FREE, but please register. April 8, 2022, 8:30-10pm.
8174 Lake Drive, Lino Lakes, MN, 55014
Kids can plant a spring pot and visit the baby farm animals in the Joyer Barnyard. Free this weekend only. April 23-24, 2022.
ONGOING April WEEKDAYS & Weekends – FREE Events
Back in-person entertainment. Ongoing Tuesdays in April, 10am – noon.
Fresh, family entertainment – music, storytelling, puppets and more. Check the schedule for more details. Saturdays, April 9-30, 2022, 11:30am.
FREE WEEKLY TWIN CITIES ACTIVITIES
Free abounds in the Twin Cities. Many local bookstores, libraries and other businesses offer free storytimes during the week. Local coffee shops & cafes serve parents with free dedicated play spaces. Nature centers are wonderful places that offer free admission and hands-on exhibits and outdoor play opportunities most days of the week. And dozens of St Paul & Minneapolis recreation centers offer free open gyms and tot times to run your littles ragged during the cooler months. Explore from our links below.
Events we hope to return later in 2022
Free 3rd Monday | Minnesota Landscape Arboretum, Chaska
Free admission to explore the arboretum, 8am-5pm.
Free Tuesday Nights | Minnesota History Center, St Paul | Ongoing Tuesdays, 3-8pm | Explore the highly interactive and kid-friendly exhibits.
Home Depot Kids Workshops | TC Home Depot locations
The first Saturday of each month is workshop day at Home Depot. Kids get a kit to build, apron and pin while supplies last; adults must accompany their kids.
Lil Explorer Thursdays | Como Park Zoo & Conservatory, St. Paul
Ongoing Thursdays starting through April 2019, 10am-noon | The hall between the Visitor Center and the Conservatory is filled with hands-on activities, manipulatives, art projects and games perfect for the 4 & under set. Explore a different theme each week.
Second Saturdays at TPT | Twin Cities PBS, St Paul
Activities are all free but reserving a time slot is required.
Wee Wednesdays | Midtown Global Market, Minneapolis | Ongoing Wednesdays, 10:30am – 1pm. In the past, MGM has offered dance troupes, cooking lessons, and live animals to entertain kids. Stay for lunch — there are many tasty ethnic vendors to choose from, and several offer specials on Wednesdays. Park in the adjacent Midtown Exchange Ramp up to 1.5 hrs. free with validation.