The Free List – Fun Things to Do This Weekend – Inside & Out


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Autumn is here officially, but the weather is holding out and this weekend will be beautiful.  I have a nice mix of indoor and outdoor opportunities this weekend.  As always, there are more options on our Calendars.  Finally, we have a favor to ask you.  If you get to our site through Facebook and enjoy these Weekly Free Lists or any of our other posts, please consider sharing or leaving a comment on our Facebook Link to the article. This is how Facebook knows we are not just spamming you with unwanted material.

Mill CityMill City Oktoberfest
Mill City Museum, 704 South Second Street, Minneapolis, MN
Saturday, September 27, 2014; 8:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.

This event is in conjunction with the Farmers Market.  This is a great time to explore the Mill Ruins.  There will be plenty to do outside, and if you want to pay the museum admission, there is more inside.


raptor releaseFall Raptor Release: Celebrate the 40th Anniversary of The Raptor Center
Carpenter St. Croix Valley Nature Center, 12805 St Croix Trail S, Hastings, MN 55033
Saturday, September 27, 2014; 10:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.

The Raptor Center of the University of Minnesota and Carpenter Nature Center will host a Fall Raptor Release to celebrate the Raptor Center’s 40th Anniversary. Four to six birds will be released. Arrive early for either the 11:30 a.m. or 2:00 p.m. programs as you will need time to get your vehicle parked and walk to the release site. The day is full of fun with orchard hay wagon tours, educational raptor displays, kids’ activities and more.


toys-header_0 Museum Day Live! Free Admission
Minnesota History Center, 345 W. Kellogg Blvd., St. Paul, MN 55102
Saturday, September 27, 2014; 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.

If you never got around to pre-ordering tickets for the Smithsonian’s Museum Day Live, you are in luck! The Minnesota History Center is offering free admission to all visitors on Saturday.  What a great time to explore the Toys Exhibit! Plus, it will be Dakota/Ojibwe Family Day: Toys and GamesIt can be a day full of toys!


KIDSPO was created to give busy families a chance to spend a day together having fun and getting to know the businesses and professionals in their area on a more personal level.

KIDSPO was created to give busy families a chance to spend a day together having fun and getting to know the businesses and professionals in their area on a more personal level.

Kidspo – Kids & Family Expo
Eagan Community Center, 1501 Central Parkway, Eagan, MN
Saturday, September 27, 2014; 10:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.

I learned about Kidspo through the Children’s Theatre Company.  They will be there with give-aways and a performance by the characters of Busytown. The Science Museum will also be there and the first 400 children through the door will receive a free ticket to the Science Museum.  Your kids can also visit The Blast Indoor Playground for free during the expo.  This is one of the more affordable indoor playgrounds around the Twin Cities, but why not check it out for free this weekend?  There are some ticketed pay activities, but there are tons of free activities.  Your kids could easily fill in afternoon exploring.

 

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Joy Peters

Joy Peters - co-creator and writer for FamilyFunTwinCities.com.

Besides Family Fun Twin Cities, I spend my 9 to 5 at a day job pursuing my weird passion for calendars and organizing things as a legal secretary. When I get home I spend my time with my four kids, 10, 6, 4 and 1. My amazing husband is both a full-time musician and full-time stay-at-home dad. Together we run a small radio empire — SiaNet Radio — playing, promoting and enjoying the wide variety of local music and art in the Twin Cities. I juggle all this while writing about exploring the Twin Cities with kids. I couldn’t be happier.

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