Things to do in Minneapolis & St Paul this weekend!
This March Twin Cities Family Weekend Guide covers the weekend of March 27-28, 2021. 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 – whether you’re keeping close to home — or it’s time for a break from it.
Spring Break in March?
There is plenty of stuff to do if you plan to be a tourist in your own city this Spring Break. Think mini golf, trampolines, scavenger hunts, rock climbing, museums and more. Get some inspiration from our 2021 Guide to Spring Break in the Twin Cities.
Twin Cities Easter Egg Hunts & Activities
Grab your baskets and get ready for hunt! Our GIANT LIST has captured Easter egg hunts & activities all across the Twin Cities. Please note that most require pre-registration and have limited capacity. We have tried to list events on this weekend guide that are still offering spots, but please check before heading out! If you don’t snag a spot, our guide also has some DIY Easter tips to make it a fun holiday at home.
The Giant Egg Drive Thru | McDonough Rec Center, St Paul
A drive thru version of this annual egg hunt! One gift bag per child and child must be present. Stay in vehicle and remain masked when windows open. FREE. March 27, 1-3pm. No need to register but supplies are limited.
Bunny Trail | Lyndale Farmstead, Minneapolis
Follow the bunny trail to spot all the eggs and stamp your passport as you find them. Once your passport is full, stop by the rec center for your treat bag. Hunt anytime during park hours. Registration required to get passport. Hunt available March 27-April 4. Treat bags available for pickup April 5th-8th, 2-9pm. FREE.
Easter Experience 2021 | Beautiful Savior Lutheran Church, Plymouth
Drive through the Easter Journey with items to search for at each station and goodies at the end. March 27, 9am-12pm. Learn more and registration available
Follow the link to download the city-wide scavenger hunt, then return it to City Hall for a free treat bag. March 22-April 2, 2021. FREE.
Easter Egg Hunt & Candy Grab | Lions Park, Shakopee
Egg hunts with activities, games, crafts and photo station. Bring your own basket. March 27, 1pm-6pm. Must register for time slots: 1-2:30pm, 2:45-4:15pm or 4:30-6pm. $5/pp.
fun outdoor activities in the parks
Nature Centers Are Back Open!
Check out the links for details on which buildings are open; all of these locations have outdoor trails to explore. Here’s an idea: download an outdoor nature scavenger hunt to take along!
Maple Syrup Celebration | Eastman Nature Center, Maple Grove
This is one of VERY FEW maple syrup family programs we could find left in the Twin Cities that isn’t at capacity. As this is a drop-in program, please call ahead to confirm. Learn about choosing trees to tap, collecting the sap, and boiling it down to make syrup. March 28, drop in between 1-4pm. FREE.
Try your luck at finding other available maple syrup family programs in the Twin Cities!
More Twin Cities Nature Centers to explore this spring!
Lowry Nature Center | Victoria
Springbrook Nature Center | Fridley
Tamarack Nature Center | White Bear Lake
Westwood Hills Nature Center | St Louis Park
Wood Lake Nature Center | Richfield
Family Funday | North Mississippi Regional Park, Minneapolis
Drop in between 1-2pm to explore a different seasonal theme each week through self-directed activities. March 27, FREE.
Always Free or low cost things to do this weekend in the Twin Cities
Como Park Zoo & Conservatory | St Paul
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!
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. Drop in from 1-4pm, FREE or suggested donation of $2/pp.
Free March family art day kits | Banfill-locke center for the arts
Order your FREE kit online & pickup curbside. Kits include supplies for two projects. A supply list for additional or future projects will also be provided.
Virtual Free Family Art Day | Rumriver Art Center
Try your hand at a guided free art lesson along with your family. Register for the Zoom link. March 27, 10-11am.
Virtual Urban Expedition: Iran | Via Landmark Center
Travel the globe without leaving the comforts of home through Landmark Center’s cultural program – virtual this year. March 28 on the Urban Expedition page and social media channels.
MUSEUMS WITH FREE ADMISSION
- Minneapolis Institute of Art
- Minneapolis Sculpture Garden – adjacent to the Walker Art Center (free each first Saturday/month)
- Weisman Art Museum – located on the Minneapolis campus of the University of Minnesota
Find hundreds more things to do in Minneapolis & St Paul with kids!