Things to do in Minneapolis & St Paul this weekend!
This March Twin Cities Family Weekend Guide covers the weekend of March 25-26, 2023. 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 2023 GUIDE TO SPRING BREAK IN THE TWIN CITIES.
FUN OUTDOOR ACTIVITIES THIS WEEKEND 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.
SOME FUN FAMILY IDEAS FOR THIS WEEKEND
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:
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 25 & 26, 2023.
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 25, 2023. Slots from 1-4pm. $6/pp. 1pm-4pm.
MacMillan Auditorium in the Oswald Visitor Center, 3675 Arboretum Drive, Chaska, MN 55318
Includes an all-you-can-eat pancake breakfast (with fresh maple syrup, of course) and, for Arb members, admission to the arboretum. Reservations required. Tickets $23/adult, $18/ages 11-15 and members, and $13/ages 3-10. The event is a fundraiser for the Arb’s operating budget.
While at the Arboretum, there’s so much for families with kids to explore! March 26, 2023.
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.
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.
FEATURED TWIN CITIES PARK EVENTS THIS WEEKEND
1225 Estabrook Dr, St Paul, MN 55103
Welcome spring with the opening of the Spring Flower Show and a special “Hop Into Spring Weekend” with games, crafts, activities, special ambassador animals. March 25 & 26, 2023, 10am-4pm. FREE.
Eden Prairie Outdoor Center, 13765 Staring Lake Parkway, Eden Prairie, Minnesota 55347
Drop in to meet the resident animals, learn about programs and events. March 25, 2023, 10am-1pm. FREE.
MORE IDEAS FOR THINGS TO DO THIS WEEKEND IN THE TWIN CITIES WITH KIDS
Twin Cities Easter egg hunts this weekend & more activities
Tom Ryan Park, 10802 Town Square Dr NE, Blaine, MN 55449
Roast peeps on a bonfire, make crafts, hunt for eggs, and take a photo with the bunny. Reservations required. March 25, 2023, 12-2pm. $20 resident; $21 non-resident, includes one child/one adult.
1103 Adams St S, Shakopee, MN 55379
Activities include games, crafts, a bounce house, face painting, caricature artists, visits with the Easter Bunny and a big Easter egg hunt. Please register each participating child. March 25, 2023, 1-2:30pm. $5/child.
2695 Ojibway Dr, Woodbury, MN 55125
Bring your bucket to collect eggs hidden around the playground then participate in a spring craft and take photos with the spring bunny. Best for ages 1-6 with an adult. March 25, 2023. Registration required for time slot between 10 and 11:30am. $8/child.
Veterans Memorial Community Center, 8055 Barbara Ave, Inver Grove Heights, MN 55077
Dive for eggs to trade in for goodies. Registration is required for one of two time slots. March 26, 2023, $5/pp.
Sunfish Lake Park, Entry Road, Lake Elmo, MN 55042
Drop in to the nature center and help make 100 Easter baskets for one of the local senior centers. Plus, explore the indoor hands-on exhibits. March 26, 12-2pm, FREE.
Participating Michaels stores across the Twin Cities are offering free weekend “Makebreak” classes and “Take & Make” Kids Club crafts. This weekend’s craft is Easter themed. March 26, 2-4pm. Please check the website to see if your local Michaels is participating.
EASTER IS RIGHT AROUND THE CORNER! Get ready for egg hunts galore on our massive list of TWIN CITIES EASTER EGG HUNTS.
MORE FREE OR LOW COST THINGS TO DO THIS WEEKEND IN THE TWIN CITIES
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!