Open Easter Sunday 2024: Fun Things in the Twin Cities

Open Easter Sunday

What’s Open Easter Sunday in the Twin Cities? While most places are open on Saturday, a lot of places close on Sunday this weekend. However, if you don’t have to be stuck at home, there are several family-friendly things to do. Whether you are entertaining and want to show your guests around town, or it’s just your family on Sunday, we have some ideas for you.

The following is a list of things we’ve found that are open on Easter Sunday in the Minneapolis-St Paul metro area.


Minneapolis Cider Co Easter Bunny Brunch & Egg Hunt

Minneapolis Cider Company, 701 SE 9th Street Minneapolis, MN 55414
An all ages egg hunt and photos with the Easter bunny during Sunday Brunch. Pre-register for 11am or noon hunt. $5/child.

Easter Bunny Visits 3rd Act Craft Brewery

3rd Act Craft Brewery, 4120 Radio Dr, Woodbury, MN 55129
Meet the Easter Bunny and take some photos, play games on the turf, color and more! 12:30-1:30pm.

RiverLife Church Indoor Easter Egg Hunt

RiverLife St. Paul Campus, 520 Howard Street North, Saint Paul, MN 55119
An indoor egg hunt with bounce houses, balloons, candy and crafts. 12-1:30pm. FREE.

RiverLife Church Outdoor Easter Egg Hunt

RiverLife Brooklyn Park Campus, 9000 101st Avenue North Brooklyn Park, MN, 55445
An outdoor egg hunt, photos with the Easter bunny and more. Dress for outdoors. 12-1:30pm. FREE.

Largest Egg Hunt in Blaine

Renovation Church, 12390 Fraizer St NE, Blaine, MN 55449
Attend one of 4 Sunday services and upon leaving the service, kids will be given a wristband to participate. Sunday, March 31st at 8:00, 9:10, 10:20, & 11:30. There will be 75,000 eggs filled with candy, stickers, and prizes from donors. Three different age zones: 0-3, 4-6, 7-11. Pre-registration is highly recommended, but not required.

Forgotten Star Brewing Co.

38 Northern Stacks Dr, Fridley, MN 55421
Drop into the tap room anytime on Easter Sunday and kids can search for hidden eggs, candy, toys and more. 12-9pm, FREE.


For some FREE family fun, check out any of these ideas:

Como Park Zoo & Conservatory

1225 Estabrook Dr, St Paul, MN 55103<
Free and open 365 days a year, the zoo is open from 10am to 4pm. I have gone on Easter, and it can be very busy. The shuttles are not running yet, so you will want to come early or expect to spend some time finding parking and walking from the lot to the zoo.
Collage of family fun at Como Zoo in Spring.

Minneapolis Institute Art

2400 3rd Ave S, Minneapolis, MN 55404
Mia is open Easter Sunday and FREE. There are always several family-friendly elements to the MIA. At 1pm, visitors can attend an In-gallery Conversation featuring
Women in Art. You can find a self-guided tour map in the lobby. Guides will be in the galleries for two hours to facilitate stops throughout the museum.

13351 Elm Creek Rd, Maple Grove, MN 55369
Eastman cancelled Maple Sap Collecting last week due to low sap production, so I would suspect they will also cancel the Easter Sunday program. However, the nature center is just one element of fun within the sprawling ELM CREEK PARK RESERVE (Maple Grove area) – you can also find smooth bike trails, a boardwalk, nature play area and a historic site.

Eastman Nature Center

Mississippi Gateway Regional Park

10360 W River Rd, Brooklyn Park, MN 55444
Free Family Fun Day will explore Rabbits and Hares and is open to all ages for drop in exploration between 1pm and 3pmMississippi Gateway Regional Park is in Brooklyn Park and has a small nature play area and access to the Coon Rapids Dam for viewing of the Mississippi River.

Richardson Nature Center

8737 E Bush Lake Rd, Bloomington, MN 55438
Free Family Fun Day will explore Bird Nests & Eggs on Easter from 1-3pm. The nature center is is located in HYLAND LAKE PARK RESERVE in Bloomington, which also has a disc golf course and hiking trails.

Galleria “Deep Floral Experience”.

Stop into the Galleria to see the Bachman’s spring floral experience at the Galleria Edina. Make it extra special and pair this experience with Sunday Brunch at one of the Galleria restaurants. Sunday | 11am to 6pm.

Mother with child in stroller looking a floral arrangementsin 2018 during the annual Floral Experience at the Galleria in Edina, Minnesota
Annual Floral Experience. Image courtesy of Owl Marketing.
Will Three Rivers Park System’s Play Areas be open on time for Easter?

Each year, it depends on the amount of snow and moisture on the ground. Three Rivers staff allow the ground to dry out and then inspect the play structures for any safety concerns every year prior to re-opening in the Spring. Because it has been a warm, dry winter, some play areas are beginning to open. Baker, Bryant and Lake Minnetonka all opened prior to our most recent snowstorm. I’m not sure how Palm Sunday weather will affect prior or future openings.  This page lists open and closed playgrounds.

Easter Mall Hours:

Most of our local malls are closed to allow workers to spend the holiday with their families. We found three malls that will be open or partially open. However individual stores in those malls may choose to remain closed, as well.


If you have family visiting or you just want to make the day special, you may want to choose one of these special outings on Easter Sunday.

Bakken Museum

3537 Zenith Ave S, Minneapolis, MN 55416
Bakken Museum will have its weekend Science Studios open on Easter Sunday. Tickets $9-$13/pp. Learn more about the Science Studio.

Bell Museum

3537 Zenith Ave S, Minneapolis, MN 55416
The Bell is closed for many Holidays, but not Easter. Sunday Hours 10am-4pm.  Tickets $12-15/pp. Plan your visit here.

Children’s Theater Company

Last day to see Alice in Wonderland or take the little ones to Babble Lab. Tickets start at $15/pp. Find tickets here.

Girl standing in front of the cut out of Anja Arora and Audrey Mojica, the two actresses playing Alice in the Children's Theatre Company production of Alice in Wonderland, Minneapolis, Minnesota

Minnesota Landscape Arboretum

3675 Arboretum Dr, Chaska, MN 55318
Ticket prices go up on April 1st. So enjoy the Minnesota Landscape Arboretum on Easter Sunday for $15/Ages 16+; kids 15 and under FREE. Ticket reservation required.

Children looking at plants at the Minnesota Landscape Arboretum
Minnesota Landscape Arboretum

The Minnesota Zoo

The play areas and farm opened on March 15th. $21.95/Adults; $15.95/Kids. Online Tickets are Required.

Science Museum of Minnesota

120 W Kellogg Blvd, St Paul, MN 55102
Omnifest is in full swing and/or you can visit the exhibits. Museum Admission:  $19.95-$29.95. Omnifest extra. Reserve tickets in advance onlineby phone, or in-person during museum hours.

Walker Art Center

 725 Vineland Pl, Minneapolis, MN 55403
Explore the museum and, if the weather is agreeable, stroll through the sculpture garden. Gallery Admission: $18/adults; kids FREE.

Many Bowling Alleys in the Twin Cities

Check our list of Kid-friendly bowling alleys. Many are booking lanes on Sunday.


Leave a Comment

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Scroll to Top