Things to do in Minneapolis & St Paul this weekend!
This Twin Cities Family Weekend Guide covers the weekend of November 5-6, 2022. 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.
fun outdoor activities in twin cities parks this weekend
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.
SOME FUN FAMILY IDEAS FOR THIS WEEKEND
November Free Family Fun Days with Three Rivers Parks
Drop in for free nature programs at RICHARDSON NATURE CENTER with new themes each week. Nov 6, 2022m 1-3pm. Here are 10 things we’re confident kids of all ages can enjoy at the Richardson Nature Center and Hyland Lake Park Reserve:
Featured Twin Cities Park Events this weekend
Basic Embroidery 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 5, 2022, 1-4pm. FREE, donations appreciated.
FAMILY NATURE EXPLORATION SATURDAY
Sunfish Lake Park & Sally Manzara Nature Center, 3554 Kelvin Ave N, Lake Elmo, MN 55042
No registration is needed, just show up to explore nature. This weekend’s theme is Cryogenics with a 3M Wizard. Kids will enjoy the indoor exhibits and outdoor nature play area as well. November 5, 2022, 10-11am. FREE.
Explore & Story Hike at Lowry Nature Center
Carver Park Reserve, 7025 Victoria Drive, Victoria, MN 55386
Take a hike and explore nature with your little one. Bring a snack to enjoy during story time and warm up with a bonfire. November 6, 2022, 1-2:30pm. FREE.
more ideas for things to do this weekend in the twin cities with kids
Free Museum visits!
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 5, 2022, 10am-3pm. FREE.
FIRST FREE SUNDAY AT MINNESOTA CHILDREN’S MUSEUM
10 7th St W, St Paul, MN 55102
Explore the revamped museum FREE of charge; expect to wait in line for admission. November 6, 2022. 9am-5pm.
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. November 5, 2022.
Craft & Create for Free!
HOME DEPOT WORKSHOPS FOR KIDS: Scarecrow Napkin Holder
Participating Twin Cities Home Depot locations
The first Saturday of each month kids get a kit to build, apron and pin while supplies last; adults must accompany children. November 5, 2022, 9am-12pm. FREE.
MICHAELS SUNDAY MAKEBREAK
Participating Michaels stores across the Twin Cities are offering free weekend “Makebreak” classes and “Take & Make” Kids Club crafts. They’re simple, yet could lend a nice personal touch to a small gift. This weekend kids can paint their own holiday ornament. November 6, 2022, 2-4pm.
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