Twin Cities Guide to Family Activities This Weekend: November 6-7, 2021

Things to do in Minneapolis & St Paul this weekend!

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This Twin Cities Family Weekend Guide covers the weekend of November 6-7, 2021. To find our most recent guide, click here

The excitement of Halloween has faded and the fall colors have disappeared from the trees, but there’s plenty of family fun on the horizon. For more ideas of things to do with family and kids this weekend in the Twin Cities hop over to our NOVEMBER FAMILY GUIDE or our FAMILY FUN CALENDAR.

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fun outdoor activities in the parks this weekend in the twin cities

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 the parks.


Roseville’s CENTRAL PARK sprawls with things to do for the whole family. The park grounds are so large, the city has divided them into six segments (connected by foot & bike paths), each with its own unique fun features. For a night out that will please everyone on the guest list, hit up the Lexington Avenue section of Central Park. Bring a picnic and spread out on the grassy amphitheater to catch one of the many musical acts that play on summer evenings. When kids need to wiggle they can head to the large playground or bring bikes to tool around Bennet Lake.

Roseville Girl Scouts  Fall Fun Fest

Bring the whole family and sample what Girl Scouts has to offer. Activities are geared toward girls in grades K-3, but family members of all ages are welcome to participate. Dress for an outdoor event. Nov 6, 1-2:30pm, FREE.

Need an indoor activity near Central Park? (It is November in Minnesota, after all…) The western segment of the park off Dale Avenue contains the HARRIET ALEXANDER NATURE CENTER. Indoors, kids are greeted by touch-and-see exhibits, a nature library and live animals. Poke into the giant cottonwood tree, modeled after an ancient tree found right on the nature center grounds. Here’s my preschooler pictured peeking in; what will your little one discover?

Girl playing at the Harriet Alexander Nature Center in Roseville, Minnesota
Harriet Alexander Nature Center

Featured Twin Cities  Park Events this weekend

Rope Making at Pond Dakota Mission Park

Pond Dakota Mission Park | 401 E 104th St, Bloomington, MN 55420
Come by the historic Gideon Pond house in the park for tours, living history lessons and other interactive activities. Nov 6, 1-4pm. FREE, donations appreciated.

November Free Family Fun Days with Three Rivers Parks

Three Rivers Park locations
Drop in for free nature programs at MISSISSIPPI GATEWAY REGIONAL PARK & RICHARDSON NATURE CENTER. New themes each week. Nov 7, 1-3pm.

Young Builders & Designers Build-Off Challenge

Van Cleve Park | 901 15th Ave. SE, Minneapolis, MN 55414
Register for this free LEGO design & build challenge sponsored by Weisman Art Museum. Ages 9-13 invited. Nov 6, 2-4pm.

Getting Ready for winter family program

Bryant Lake Park | 6800 Rowland Rd, Eden Prairie, MN 55344
Try hands-on activities and games to discover ways families worked together to get ready for a Minnesota winter. Cost is $5 and reservations are required by two days prior. 763-559-6700. Nov 6, 10-11:30am. $5/pp.

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Get Creative with art Experiences

Walker First Free Saturday

Walker Art Center | 725 Vineland Pl, Minneapolis, MN 55403
It’s not always easy to enjoy art with little ones (or grade schoolers or tweens, for that matter), but Walker attempts to make it a more inclusive experience during their First Free Saturday program. The museum buzzes with art-making workshops, kid films, scavenger hunts throughout the galleries and live performances that stretch young attention spans and might spark conversation about the art. Nov 6, 10am-3pm. FREE admission, but reserved tickets are required.

Walker Art Center - November Weekend Family Fun

Mess Hall Art Experiences Grand Opening

Mess Hall, 906 Mainstreet, Hopkins, MN 55343
Free (messy) art projects, treats & other activities to celebrate the art space opening. Nov 6, 12-3pm.

Try a new sport!

Try Hockey for Free Day

Participating Twin Cities-area rinks and details can be found at the link. Have you got a little NHL star in your future? Here’s a chance to find out before making the investment! Kids may be required to supply their own skates (consider purchasing inexpensive used skates at a place like Play It Again Sports), helmets and gloves. Other equipment is provided. Sat, Nov 6, 2021.

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