Hey, Dads! Mother’s Day is May 10, 2020. It’s a little early to plan your outings. We’ll update this article long before next May. In the meantime, watch this video of Gianna on Kare11 with ideas for easy gifts. If you really want to be proactive, check out our 2019 event listing. Most of these events repeat annually.
5/11/19: Mother’s Day Robotics Workshop | Snapology | 1pm-3pm | $20/mother-child team | Build robots, code them, and have a blast with a mom. These filled up super fast last year so make sure to register early!
2019 MOTHER’S DAY EVENTS – FREE FOR THE FAMILY
5/11/19-5/12/19: Take a Mom Fishing Weekend | Mothers who are residents of Minnesota can fish without a license for species that have open fishing seasons. Minn. Stat. Sec. 97A.445, subd. 4. (Kids under 16 can fish without a license all the time). Dad will still need a license to fish (unless you fish at a State Park, which you can usually do without a license any weekend of the year).
5/11/19-5/12/19: Mother’s Day Bonsai Show | Como Park Zoo & Conservatory, St Paul | 10am-6 pm (Also, Cafesjian’s Carousel opened May 1st! Take Your Mom on a Carousel Ride!) (Learn More about the Bonsai Show here)
5/12/19: Koo Koo Kangaroo Concert | St. Therese, Deephaven | 12pm-1pm | This FREE concert takes place, rain or shine, on the lawn of St. Therese school..
2019 MOTHER’S DAY EVENTS – FREE FOR MOM
5/11/19-5/12/19: The Works Museum | Bloomington | Fri 9 am-3 pm, Sat 10 am-5 pm, Sun 12 pm-5 pm | Moms and Grandmas receive FREE admission this weekend.
5/12/19: Sky Zone | Blaine, Minneapolis & St Paul | Moms receive 1 free 90 Minute ticket (walk-in only, no online reservation and sky socks not included).
5/12/19: Como-Harriet Streetcar Line | Minneapolis | 12:30-8:30pm | Moms ride FREE!
5/12/19: Mother’s Day Open House | St. Louis Park | 2pm-4pm | Bring mom to the nature center for her special day! Stop by anytime to do a scavenger hunt, meet a live animal and plant a flower to take home. End your time with a sweet treat. Pre-registration is encouraged. The event is for all ages! | Fee: $7 per person (resident) / $9 (non-resident); mothers attend for free
2019 MOTHER’S DAY EVENTS – PAID
4/28/19: Pre-Mother’s Day Printmaking Family Event | Leonardo’s Basement | 12pm-2pm | $10-$25/pp | Print on fabric, wood, paper or plastic to create signs, flags, cards or something else!. Pre-Register Online.
5/11/19: Mother’s Day Weekend Tour | James J. Hill House, St. Paul | Sat 10am-5pm | $6-$10/pp | Tours this weekend will center around Mary Hill, mother of 10 children. Take a self-guided tour on Sunday.
5/11/19: Mommy and Me Tea Party | Lyndale Farmstead Park, Minneapolis | Noon-1:30pm | $5/pp | An opportunity for you to dress up and spend an afternoon sipping tea, munching on sandwiches and have some quality time together.
5/11/19-5/12/19: Mother’s Day Brunch | Minnesota Transportation Museum | 10:00am-4:00pm | $50/pp age 3+; Under 2 is Free, but they don’t get food. (I assume you can bring a bag of Cheerios or something) | Brunch on a train ride. Tickets required.
5/11/19: Mother’s Day Paint and Pink Tea | Banfill-Locke Center for the Arts | 1:00-3:30pm | $40/mother-child; $50/three people | A fun afternoon celebrating mothers with a guided painting and pink tea.
5/12/19: Mother’s Day Wild Tea Party | Wood Lake Nature Center, Richfield | 1pm-2:30pm | $5/pp | Make a card for mom, decorate mini-muffins with wildflowers you pick on a hike, make tea from wild plants and honey. Limit 25.
5/12/19: Mother’s Day Brunch | Science Museum | 10am, 12pm & 2 pm | Adults: 30.95; Seniors: $24.95; Children 6-12: $15.95; Children 3-5: $6.95| Enjoy a delicious brunch with a beautiful springtime view of the Mississippi River. Reservations required, please call (651) 292-0034, ext. 11.
5/13/18: Mother’s Day Celebration | Minnesota Zoo, Apple Valley | This year the zoo will be hosting a Mama Llama scavenger hunt along with mom-themed animal enrichment activities. Moms will also receive a special gift shop discount. Regular admission prices apply.
Fun Gifts for Mom on Mother’s Day
Thanks to WCCO for Hosting Gianna in 2018 with more craft ideas to make for gifts: