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.
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!
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)
TUESDAY, FEB 20
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.