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12 Ideas for Fun on Presidents Day Weekend in the Twin Cities – 2018
Membership – The No-Clutter Gift of Together Time

Free Twin Cities May Family Events & Activities

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12 Ideas for Fun on Presidents Day Weekend in the Twin Cities – 2018

If you’ve got the long Presidents Day weekend to while away with the kids, you might be looking for a way to get out and make the most of it. We’ve rounded up a dozen free or inexpensive ways:

Starts Feb 17: Tropical Beach Party | Minnesota Zoo | Pretend you’re seaside in the huge indoor sandbox!

Winter Safari Weekend | Como Park Zoo & Conservatory, St Paul  | Feb 17-19, 10am-4pm | Escape the cold and take a safari through the tropics. Special Zookeeper talks and storytime. FREE.

7 Ideas for Fun on Presidents Day in the Twin Cities - 2018

Valentine’s Day Hot Metal Pour | Franconia Sculpture Park, Shafer | 12-5pm | See the website for details on pouring your own iron sculpture. Free admission, fee if creating and purchasing a sculpture.
Phalen Freeze Fest | St Paul | Try your hand at ice fishing, then warm up and cook over an open fire, play boot hockey and snowshoe. FREE.
Target Free 3rd Sunday | Minnesota Children’s Museum, St Paul | 9am-5pm | Explore the newly renovated and expanded museum free! Keep in mind that this program is very popular and you may wait in line to be admitted.
Free Family Art Day | Rumriver Art Center, Anoka | 2 sessions: 12 & 2pm | Take a free, hour-long art class designed for kids ages 5+ with caregivers. Reservations are required and can be made by phone at 763.323.8830 or online here.
Family Fun Day: Under the Snow | Carl Kroening Interpretive, Minneapolis | 1-3pm | Drop in for naturalist-led activities and self-guided exploration of the visitor center’s interactive exhibits.
Free 3rd Monday | Minnesota Landscape Arboretum, Chaska | 8am-4pm | Take advantage of both indoor and outdoor activities.
Open Play at Plymouth Fieldhouse | 10:30am-1:30pm | $4-$5/pp, caregivers free | During the chilly months, heat in the field house is turned on to 55 degrees for fun with inflatables, slides, nets and lots of space to run the kids ragged.

Tail Time | Wild Rumpus Books | 10:30am | FREE | Arrive early if you want to get a decent spot at this popular story time. Stick around to see how many critters (yes, animal critters) you can spot slinking around the store!

7 Ideas for Fun on Presidents Day in the Twin Cities - 2018

Family Snowshoeing with Hot Cocoa  | Baker Near-Wilderness Settlement | 1-2:30pm | $6/pp
On your day off, explore snowbanks, search for animal tracks and warm up with cocoa afterwards. Equipment provided. Reservations required. (Event 1NWS6150)


Teddy Bear Storytime | James J Hill House, St Paul | 10:30-11:30am | $6/pp | Bring your own bear for stories and a special tour.

Membership – The No-Clutter Gift of Together Time

I think, like a lot of parents, I dream of having a home that is more of a cozy little landing pad for our adventures than a storage facility for our stuff. So I have been collecting up ideas for clutter-free gifts of adventure through membership to museums and other fun places.

We’ve added a few more options this year, and all memberships have been verified and updated for 2017. November and December are the time to think about memberships, because several places offer pre-holiday or end-of-the-year discounts.


Hello Grandparents – Membership is a Great Gift Idea!

If you are an out-of-town grandparent, membership gifts are ideal. Your grandchildren will look forward to your visits so you can enjoy your gift together; plus they will enjoy it with their parents the rest of the year. Furthermore, your children will tell all their friends that you are so much cooler than the grandparents who bought loud, battery-powered, plastic toys that end up in the garbage heap we call a toy box. Trust me on this. Read More

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