Mother’s Day Bonsai Exhibit


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I love Bonsai Trees.  Back in my kid-free days when I still had a green thumb, I really wanted one, but they were at their peak of popularity and I couldn’t afford one.  Now I just can’t keep anything that doesn’t cry or bark alive.  So last year, my husband and kids took me to the Mother’s Day Bonsai Exhibit at Como Zoo.  That was a great day and the trees being showcased are remarkable examples of the skill and patience real bonsai masters need.

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The nice thing about this exhibit is that it’s at Como Zoo.  Once the kids start getting squirmy, you can explore the animals together, have a picnic lunch if weather cooperates, and even hit the playground equipment.  Oh, and the Zoo Mobile started running last week.  So you can park and ride and make your kids even happier.

Save the Hassle AND Make the Kids Happy -- Park and Ride.

Save the Hassle AND Make the Kids Happy — Park and Ride.

If, after your visit you have some interest in trying your hand at the art of Bonsai, The Minnesota Bonsai Society offers classes for beginners and beyond.  You can also purchase a starter kit in Como Zoo’s Garden Safari Gift Shop.

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Joy Peters

Joy Peters - co-creator and writer for FamilyFunTwinCities.com.

Besides Family Fun Twin Cities, I spend my 9 to 5 at a day job pursuing my weird passion for calendars and organizing things as a legal secretary. When I get home I spend my time with my four kids, 10, 6, 4 and 1. My amazing husband is both a full-time musician and full-time stay-at-home dad. Together we run a small radio empire — SiaNet Radio — playing, promoting and enjoying the wide variety of local music and art in the Twin Cities. I juggle all this while writing about exploring the Twin Cities with kids. I couldn’t be happier.

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  • […] You can read my somewhat short review of last year’s Bonsai Show HERE.  It’shard to express how much a enjoyed this day last year.  The Bonsai visit was pretty short since I’m the only person in my family who really cares, but we had a nice day all around.  The one thing that made it stressful was that we didn’t park and ride.  The shuttle runs continuously 9:30am – 6:30pm.  Even knowing that we will regret it, sometimes we do the whole hunt for a parking space routine.  The buses are wheelchair and stroller accessible, so there really is no good reason not to take advantage. […]

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