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.
FREE & OPEN EASTER SUNDAY, April 17 2022
For some FREE family fun, check out any of these ideas:
- COMO PARK ZOO & CONSERVATORY is free and open 365 days a year. Reservations are required at this time. It is open from 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. 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.
- MINNEAPOLIS INSTITUTE OF ART is open Easter Sunday and FREE, though you will need to reserve tickets if you’re interested in the exhibition, “Supernatural America: The Paranormal in American Art.” (This may be a better outing for older kids, but there are several family-friendly elements to the MIA.)
- EASTMAN NATURE CENTER is hosting a free Eco-Art Party on Easter Sunday from 1-3pm. The nature center is just one element of fun within the sprawling ELM CREEK PARK RESERVE (Maple Grove area) – you can also find a giant playground, smooth bike trails, a boardwalk, nature play area and a historic site.
SPECIAL OUTINGS – OPEN EASTER SUNDAY
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.
- Minnesota Landscape Arboretum – $15/Ages 16+; kids 15 and under FREE. Ticket reservation required.
- Science Museum of Minnesota. $19.95/Ages 13-64; $14.95/Ages 4-12. Please reserve your tickets.
- Walker Art Center. Adults are currently half-off through April ($7.50) as work is done on four of the galleries; kids FREE. Advanced tickets required.
- Minnesota History Center. $12/Adults; $8/Kids. Advanced tickets required.
- The Minnesota Zoo. $19.95/Adults; $13.95/Kids.