Opening in May – Twin Cities Area


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It’s official – Family Fun Twin Cities has SPRING FEVER! Check back often as we’re always adding to this list of Twin Cities-area attractions opening for the season in May 2016.

TWIN CITIES ATTRACTIONS OPENING IN MAY

4/30-5/1: Gammelgarden Museum, Scandia • Guided tours Fri-Sun, 1 & 2:30pm • $7/adults, under 13 FREE • Details: 5 historic buildings immerse you in the lives of Swedish immigrants in the mid-1850s. There is no charge to picnic, walk the grounds, seek out the colorful Dala horses, or play on the equipment. Special event: 5/29/16 – Immigrant For a Day features family activities and is FREE for all to attend.

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5/1: Spring On the Farm @ Oliver Kelley Farm, Elk River • Noon-5pm • $6-$9/pp, under 5 & MHS members FREE • Details: Visit opening weekend (4/30-5/1) to see the farm babies, help with the early spring planting in the garden and fields, cook up the last of the root cellar produce and explore the nature trails.

Caponi Art Park5/1: Caponi Art Park, Eagan • Tues-Sun, 9am-8pm • FREE admission, donations appreciated • Details: Wander the trails through the sculpture park and take in free cultural entertainment. Special event: Family Fun Tuesdays begins 6/7/16.

5/1: Cafesjian’s Carousel, St. Paul • Open daily through Labor Day, Mon-Fri 10am-4pm, Sat-Sun 10am-6pm • $2/pp ages 3+ • Special event: Ride FREE 5/30, 7/4, 7/23, 8/25, 9/5.

5/7: Como-Harriet Streetcar Line • Runs weekends starting 5/7, 12:30-8:30pm; Mon-Fri begins 5/27, 6:30-8:30pm • $2/pp, under 4 FREE.

5/7: Wheel Fun Rentals @ Lake Calhoun, Minnehaha Falls & Veterans Memorial Park – Richfield • visit the links for complete hours • Details: Rent surreys, choppers, canoes, paddleboards and more.

5/13: Como Town Amusement Park, St. Paul • weekday seasonal hours begin for Como Town, find them at the link here. Splash Zone opens Memorial Day weekend.

5/14: Wheel Fun Rentals @ Lake Nokomis & Como Lake

5/14: Spring on the Farm @ Eidem Homestead, Brooklyn Park • 10am-1pm • $6/adults, $4/under 12, under 4/FREE • Details: Greet the farm babies, help with spring planting and other activities. Eidem Homestead will be open for a variety of special events through Dec. 2016.

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TWIN CITIES ATTRACTIONS OPENING MEMORIAL DAY WEEKEND

5/28: Sibley House Historic Site Open House, Mendota • 1-4pm • FREE • Ring in the summer tour season by exploring the site, enjoying refreshments, and taking a guided tour.

tm gibbs farm pioneer sampler5/28: Gibbs Farm, Falcon Heights • Weekends & select Fridays through Oct. 30, 2016, 10am-4pm • $5-$8/pp • Details: Take a themed guided tour or attend one of Gibbs Farm’s special events throughout the summer.

5/28-29 – Memorial Day Weekend @ Historic Fort Snelling, Sat 10-5, Sun noon-5 • $6-$12/pp • Details: Explore the historic buildings, chat with costumed interpreters, watch cannon and musket firings, and join in historic games. Kids can try out the History Hunt scavenger hunt.


TWIN CITIES POOLS, WATER PARKS, SPLASH PADS & BEACHES

5/27: Oak Hill Splash Pad, St. Louis Park, 10am-8pm • no staff or admission until June 6 after which staff member is present and $1/non-resident is charged, residents admitted free.

5/28: Minneapolis Wading Pools • Open daily 10am-9pm • FREE (Beaches also open, but unguarded until 6/11/16.)
5/28: Nicollet Commons Park water feature, Burnsville (weather dependent)

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5/28: Webber Natural Swimming Pool, Minneapolis • pre-season 5/28-30 & 6/4-5, 1-7pm • FREE
5/28: Anoka Aquatic Center
1551 7th Ave, Anoka • 5/28-6/7 Sat-Sun & holiday noon-7pm, Mon-Fri 3-7pm • $4-$7/pp
5/28: Bielenberg Splash Pad @ Bielenberg Sports Center, 4125 Radio DrWoodbury • 9am-9pm • FREE

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5/28: Elm Creek Swimming Pond, Maple Grove • 9am-8pm • $5/pp
5/28: Lake Minnetonka Swimming Pond, Minnetrista • 9am-8pm • $5/pp
5/28: Grove Cove Aquatic Center Outdoor Pool, Maple Grove, 11am-6pm • $6-$7/pp or $22-$25/family
5/28-30: Jim Lupient Water Park pre-season, 1520 Johnson St NE, Minneapolis, 1-7pm


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Anne Kingston

If we left it up to Anne to write her own bio, it would never get posted. She doesn't enjoy talking about herself, but Anne does love exploring the Twin Cities with her family and sharing her finds here. She, her husband and their four kids are lifelong residents of St. Paul.

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