Twin Cities Guide to Family Activities This Weekend: November 4-5, 2023

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Things to do in Minneapolis & St Paul this weekend!

This Twin Cities Family Weekend Guide covers the weekend of November 4-5, 2023. To find our most recent guide, click here

The excitement of Halloween has faded and the fall colors have all but 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.


Free family nature & outdoor programming

  • BLOOMINGTON: Learn to make a wooden hand tool called a lucet at historic POND DAKOTA MISSION PARK. Drop-in, free living history programs every Saturday from 1-4pm. November 4, 2023.
  • BROOKLYN PARK: Drop in to try disc golf for free at MISSISSIPPI GATEWAY REGIONAL PARK – either bring your own equipment or borrow what’s available. November 5, 2023, 1-3pm.
  • MAPLE GROVE: Gear up for winter programming around a bonfire with smores at EASTMAN NATURE CENTER. November 5, 2023, drop in between 1-3pm.


Critter Science Investigation at Westwood Hills Nature Center

8300 W Franklin Ave, St Louis Park, MN 55426
Hunt for critters around the nature center – learn how to identify visitors by their tracks and habitats, then take a scavenger hunt hike. Register online. November 5, 2023, 11am-12:30pm. $5-$8/pp.

Westwood Hills Nature Center Interpretive Center, St. Louis Park, MN
The interpretive Center was created to help naturalists increase visitor understanding and appreciation of our natural world

More ideas for things to do this weekend in the Twin Cities with kids

Free museum visits!

Walker First Free Saturday: Generations

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. November 4, 2023, 10am-3pm. FREE.

Walker Art Center - November Weekend Family Fun

November First Free Sunday at Minnesota Children’s Museum

10 7th St W, St Paul, MN 55102
It’s Minnesota’s original, completely kid-centric institution for hands-on play; the program is popular so you may wait in line for admission. November 5, 2023. 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 4, 2023.

Craft & create for free!

Home Depot Workshops for Kids: Horseshoe game

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 4, 2023, 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 5, 2023, 2-4pm.

Find hundreds more things to do in Minneapolis & St Paul with kids!

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