Twin Cities Guide to Family Activities This Weekend: March 26-27, 2022

Things to do in Minneapolis & St Paul this weekend!

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This March Twin Cities Family Weekend Guide covers the weekend of March 26-27, 2022. To find our most recent guide, click here.

The weather will continue to be kind for us this weekend! For more inspiration on spending family time together this weekend, hop over to our MARCH FAMILY GUIDE or our FAMILY FUN CALENDAR. We keep it stocked with options to fit your family’s needs.

Spring Break in the Twin Cities in March?

There is plenty of stuff to do if you plan to be a tourist in your own Minneapolis & St Paul area over Spring Break. Think mini golf, trampolines, scavenger hunts, rock climbing, museums and more. Get some inspiration from our 2022 GUIDE TO SPRING BREAK IN THE TWIN CITIES.

fun outdoor activities in twin cities parks

Featured here for the weekend is just a taste of all that’s going on across the incredible Twin Cities park systems. You can get more ideas on our FAMILY FUN CALENDAR or browse the links below to search for local fun events & things to do with kids this weekend in parks across the Minneapolis-St Paul metro.


We’re upon the season of flowing sap and maple syrup in Minnesota. Get up close to observe this sweet process at an event at these Twin Cities parks or see our *sweet* weekend schedule below for MAPLE SYRUP FAMILY PROGRAMS at metro area nature centers:

IT’S TAPPING TIME! at Harriet Alexander nature Center

2520 Dale St N., Roseville, MN 55113
A FREE event, with tours and stations for identifying maple trees, tree tapping, sap cooking, and sampling maple flavor. Craft kits to take home. Families can purchase their own syrup for waffles and pancakes at home. 10am-4pm on Saturday and 12-4pm on Sunday. March 26-27, 2022.

MAPLE SYRUP WRAP-UP at Wood Lake Nature Center

6710 Lake Shore Drive, Richfield 55423
Hike into the woods to help collect the last of the sap then boil down in the evaporator.
March 27, 2022, 1pm-2:30pm or 3pm-4:30pm. $5/pp. Pre-register to guarantee your spot. Walk-ins as space permits.

MAPLE SYRUP CELEBRATION at Eastman Nature Center

13351 Elm Creek Road, Dayton, MN 55369
Explore the Eastman sugarbush, help collect sap, watch maple syrup cooking at the cauldron and learn about maple syrup science, history and the impact of climate change.
March 26, 2022. FREE. 10am-2pm. Drop-In.

MAPLE SYRUP FESTIVAL at Lowry Nature Center

7025 Victoria Drive, Victoria, MN 55386
Make maple sugar and syrup, watch a tree being tapped and learn about this tradition and stop by the Sugar Shack to taste the maple syrup. March 26, 2022. $5. 1pm-4pm.
Registration for 1-hr time slogs is required by March 24th- Call 763-559-6700.

These programs are just a taste (pun intended) of all the maple syrup programs scheduled for this weekend! Consult our master list for the rest.

Volunteer showing girls how to tapa maple tree at a Warner Nature Center maple-syruping event, Minnesota

More Twin Cities Nature Centers to explore this spring!

Springbrook Nature Center | Fridley
Tamarack Nature Center | White Bear Lake
Westwood Hills Nature Center | St Louis Park

All of these locations have outdoor trails to explore. Here’s an idea: download an outdoor nature scavenger hunt to take along.

FFTC visits Westwood Nature Center, St Louis Park

Featured Twin Cities  Park Events this weekend

Open House at Pond Dakota Mission Park: Rope Making

401 E 104th St, Bloomington, MN 55420
Each Sunday explore living history – currently the programs are being held outside so dress for the weather. Enjoy hands-on activities and walk on the trails. March 26, 2022. Drop in from 1-4pm, FREE or suggested donation of $2/pp.


Eden Prairie Outdoor Center, 13765 Staring Lake Parkway, Eden Prairie, Minnesota 55347
Drop in to meet the resident animals, learn about programs and events. Saturday, March 26, 2022, 10am-1pm. FREE.

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Bell Museum Spotlight Science: Water 

2088 Larpenteur Ave W, St Paul, MN 55113
A special event exploring, our state’s water resources through the We Are Water Minnesota exhibit in the Nucleus, a make-and-take home household cleaner activity, a planetarium show and lots more (such as the touch-and-feel room for kids as shown!) March 26, 10am-2pm. Included with admission of $9-$12/pp, planetarium shows extra.

Girl at Bell Museum of Natural History - Touch and See Lab.

Michaels Sunday Makebreak

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. March 19, 3-5pm. Please check the website to see if your local Michaels is participating.

EARLY EASTER EVENT! Hide & Peep Egg Hunt

Maplewood Mall, 3001 White Bear Ave N, St Paul, MN 55109
Kids 12 and under can go on a egg-hunting scavenger hunt around the mall! Join Drop in on the Lower level near Shoe Dept. Encore and grab a list of clues while supplies last. 1-1:20pm. Pre-Register at EventBrite. FREE Egg Hunt. March 26.

Family-friendly musical outings

St Paul Chamber Orchestra Free Family Music

2027 W Broadway Ave, Minneapolis, MN 55411
We’re excited for the return this month of SPCO’s free family programs including
Xplorchestra! The program introduces kids ages 5-12 to classical music in an interactive, storytelling style. Tickets are free but must be reserved in advance. March 26, 2022.

MacPhail Free Family Music Series

Another free family music event has returned this March! MacPhail’s series features a kid-friendly percussion band (30 min performance) and a chance to craft an instrument. No tickets necessary. March 26, 2022, 10am-12pm.

Read more about taking our own kids to these fun classical music programs!

Always Free or low cost things to do this weekend in the Twin Cities

Como Park Zoo & Conservatory 

1225 Estabrook Dr, St Paul, MN 55103
The Conservatory and Visitor Center of Como Park Zoo are particularly wonderful places to spend a chilly spring day. You’ll feel as though you’ve been transported to a tropical vacation! The animal exhibits are heated, too.
Reservations are currently required to visit; make yours early!


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