Mother’s Day Events in the Twin Cities

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How will you be celebrating Mom this Mother’s Day? If your plans include time spent together, here are some ideas around town to make her day extra special.  We also have some simple DIY gifts and cards the kids can make. Mothers-Day

2018 MOTHER’S DAY EVENTS – FREE FOR THE FAMILY

5/12/18: Mother’s Day Storytime | Participating Barnes & Noble Bookstores | 11am | Start out Mother’s Day weekend with a mother-themed story hour.

5/12/18: Mother’s and Father’s Day Cardmaking | Articulture, Minneapolis | 1-3pm.

5/12/18: Little Earth Mothers Day Powwow | Cedar Avenue Field Park, Minneapolis | Noon-9pm | Celebrates the Spirit of our community and is a FREE event that is open to the public.

5/12/18: Author C.M. Surrisi reads her picture book THE BEST MOTHER | Addendum Books, St. Paul | 12:30pm | Autographed copies available for purchase during the event.

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5/13/18: Mother’s Day Weekend Tree Planting | Spring Lake Regional Park, Prior Lake | 9am-12pm | Help reestablish native habitat by planting seedlings representative of a maple-basswood forest! Ages 8+.

5/13/18: Mother’s Day Photo Booth | Eastman Nature Center, Dayton | 1-3pm | Make a memory by taking a fun picture with Mother Nature and unique props. 

5/13/18: Mother’s Day Wildflower Walk | Eloise Butler Wildflower Garden & Bird Sanctuary, Minneapolis | 11am-noon & 3-4pm. Mother’s Day Birding Stroll will take place 3-3:45pm.

5/13/18: St. Paul Civic Symphony’s Mother’s Day Concert | Landmark Center, St Paul | 1pm

5/13/18: 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!)

5/13/18: Family Day: Cardboard Creations | MIA, Minneapolis | 11am-5pm

2018 MOTHER’S DAY EVENTS – FREE FOR MOM

5/11/18-5/13/18: 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 on Mother’s Day weekend.

5/12/18-5/13/18: Mother’s Day Weekend | Oliver Kelley Farm, Elk River | Sat 10am-5pm, Sun 12-5pm | Moms free when accompanied by a child; help with spring planting and visit the farm babies.

5/12/18-5/13/18: 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).

5/13/18: Macy’s Mother’s Day | Minnesota Zoo, Apple Valley | Moms admitted FREE on Sunday.

5/13/18: Como-Harriet Streetcar Line | Minneapolis | 12:30-8:30pm | Moms ride FREE!

2018 MOTHER’S DAY EVENTS – PAID

5/5/18: Play Date with Mom (← PDF) | Edina Senior Center | 9:30-10:30am | $15/pp | Create a beautiful handprint flower bouquet on a canvas board. Children must be accompanied by a caregiver. Ages: 18 months-6 years.

5/5/18: Mother’s Day Paint and Pink Tea | Banfill-Locke Center for the Arts | 1:00-3:30pm | $30/mother-child; $10 extra child | A fun afternoon celebrating mothers with a guided painting and pink tea.

5/12/18: Mother’s Day Bowling Event | Sunray Bowling Center, Maplewood | 4:30-6:30pm | $15/pp | Each mom will receive a flower and each child will receive a special prize. Everyone will get to bowl and enjoy a pop/pizza dinner. Dads can register, too.

5/12/18: Mother’s Day Nature Stroll | Maplewood Nature Center | 1:00-2:30pm | $5/pp | Learn about Wildlife Moms on the pond as you explore  trails with a Naturalist. Create a special Mother’s Day card. If it is too rainy, watch a spring pond slideshow.

5/12/18: 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.

5/12/18: The “MOTHER ROAD” Day! | Minnesota Transportation Museum | 10:00am-4:00pm | $35/family | Wraps up Transportation Week.

5/13/18: Mother’s Day Celebration | American Girl Store – MOA, Bloomington | 3:30-4:30pm | $28/pp | Includes meal, a fun dice game, a make-your-own “memory board” craft, and a cut flower, spiral book, and picture frame. Reservations required, For girls ages 8 and up.

5/13/18: 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 Mother’s Day 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 Builder’s Brunch | Leonardo’s Basement | 11am-1pm | $10-$20/pp | Design and build your breakfast followed by delicious project building for all ages. Register Online.


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Thanks to WCCO for Hosting Gianna with this Mother’s Day Gift Craft idea:

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Anne Kingston

If we left it up to Anne to write her own bio, it would never get posted. She doesn't enjoy talking about herself, but Anne does love exploring the Twin Cities with her family and sharing her finds here. She, her husband and their four kids are lifelong residents of St. Paul.

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