March Weekend Family Fun: Down on the Farm

Things to do in Minneapolis-St Paul this weekend!

March 28-29, 2020

For more inspiration on spending family time together this weekend, check our March Family Guide or our Family Fun Calendar.

On spring break this weekend? Make sure to check our 2020 Twin Cities Spring Break Guide for tons of ideas if you’ve planned a staycation.

Spring Break in the Twin CIties



Starts Friday, March 27, 2020: Come on out and meet the fuzzy new arrivals of  Minnesota Zoo’s Farm Babies — lambs, chicks, piglets, goats and all the rest. In addition to getting hands-on with the babies, there are tons of other activities to enjoy out at the Wells Fargo Family Farm area of the zoo. If the weather cooperates, the outdoor nature playground will absorb the rest of your kids’ spring fever. March 27-April 30, included in Zoo admission.

Find more Minnesota Farm Babies events HERE.


March is maple syrup month in Minnesota, and with an abundance of nature centers around the Twin Cities, we have ample opportunities to learn about and participate in the maple syruping process. Get up close to observe this sweet process at an event at these Twin Cities parks or see our weekend picks below:

Maple Syruping with Kids in the Twin Cities

French Regional Park: Maple Syrup Festival
Tap a tree, collect sap, and watch it boil down. Sample the park’s natural sweetness with pancakes. Pre-registration required. March 28, 10am-1pm, $6/pp.

Dodge Nature Center: Maple Syruping
Tree tapping demo, collect sap, visit the evaporator, and sample maple syrup. Geared for K+. Pre-registration required. March 28, 1-2:30pm,  $7/pp.

Fort Snelling State Park: Maple Syrup in Your Backyard
Learn about the equipment necessary and process for tapping maples in your own backyard. March 29, 1-2:30pm, FREE with $7 state park vehicle permit.

Carpenter Nature CenterMaking Maple Syrup Public Program
Listen to a story about maple syruping, go outside to tap a maple trees, and sample some maple syrup. Ages 2-5 with adult, pre-register. March 29, 1-3pm, $6/pp.

Always free to visit weekends

Find hundreds more things to do in Minneapolis & St Paul with kids!

During this cold weather, find tons of fun indoor games for kids you can play right at home.


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