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 2017.
TWIN CITIES ATTRACTIONS OPENING IN MAY
NOW OPEN: Caponi Art Park | Eagan • Tues-Sun, 9am-8pm • FREE admission, donations appreciated • Wander the trails through the sculpture park and take in free cultural entertainment. Special event: Summer Performance Series, Sundays July-Aug, 6:30pm.
4/28-4/30: Gammelgarden Museum | Scandia • Guided tours Fri-Sun, 1 & 2:30pm • $7/adults, under 13 FREE • 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.
5/1: Cafesjian’s Carousel | St Paul • Como Park’s famous carousel, open daily through Labor Day, Mon-Fri 10am-4pm, Sat-Sun 10am-6pm • $2/pp ages 3+
5/6: Spring on the Farm | Eidem Homestead, Brooklyn Park • 10am-1pm • $6/adults, $4/under 12, under 4/FREE • Greet the farm babies, help with spring planting and other activities. Eidem Homestead will be open for a variety of special events through Dec 2017.
5/6-7: Grand Opening Celebration | Oliver Kelley Farm, Elk River • Noon-5pm • $6-$12/pp, under 5 & MHS members FREE • Be among the first to see the new visitor center and indoor/outdoor exhibits, participate in make-and-takes, demos and see the animals. Upcoming special events include Mother’s Day Weekend (5/13-14) and come out to meet the farm babies in June.
5/6-7: Como-Harriet Streetcar Line | Minneapolis • Runs weekends starting 5/6, 12:30-8:30pm; Mon-Fri begins 5/26, 6:30-8:30pm • $2/pp, under 4 FREE.
5/13: Wheel Fun Rentals | Como Lake
5/20: Wheel Fun Rentals | Lake Nokomis
5/27: Wheel Fun Rentals | Lake Harriet
May is also an ideal month to get out before the skeeters and enjoy the many Twin Cities-area Nature Playgrounds.
TWIN CITIES ATTRACTIONS OPENING MEMORIAL DAY WEEKEND
5/27 – Memorial Day Weekend | Historic Fort Snelling, Sat 10-5, Sun noon-5 • $6-$12/pp • 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
5/20: Nicollet Commons Park water feature, Burnsville (weather dependent)
5/26: Oak Hill Splash Pad | St Louis Park, 10am-8pm • no staff or admission until June 5 after which staff member is present and $1/non-resident is charged, residents admitted free.
5/27: Webber Natural Swimming Pool | Minneapolis • pre-season 5/27-29 & 6/3-4, 1-7pm • FREE
5/27: Anoka Aquatic Center | Anoka • See all hours here • $4-$7/pp
5/27: Elm Creek Swimming Pond | Maple Grove • 9am-8pm • $5/pp
5/27: Lake Minnetonka Swimming Pond | Minnetrista • 9am-8pm • $5/pp
5/27: Grove Cove Aquatic Center Outdoor Pool | Maple Grove, 11am-6pm • $6-$7/pp or $22-$25/family
5/27-29: Jim Lupient Water Park pre-season | Minneapolis, 1-7pm