Red Balloon Bookshop, 891 Grand Ave., St. Paul, MN. 55105 Saturday, January 11, 2014; 10:30 a.m.
Every Monday the Red Balloon offers a Spanish Language Storytime presented by Little Sprout Learning Center. This Saturday you can get a sneak peak. This is aimed at toddlers, but anyone can come and sing songs, learn rhymes, and hear stories in Spanish.
Saturday, January 11, 2014; 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. Brickmania LLC, 1620 Central Avenue NE, Suite 170, Minneapolis, MN 55413 Note: The address is “Central Avenue,” but it is actually a little off Central. Use the map they offer. Even having driven past it every day for a year and sometimes saying, “Hey there’s that Brickmania”; it took us a little time to find it following the address.
Brickmania Toyworks hosts an open house its NE Minneapolis Warehouse every second Saturday. This is a popular event, but we did not find it crowded. Its a nice option for the younger kids for this reason. There is room for them to play and you can see them from anywhere in the space. The open house features inspiring displays of Brickmania’s models plus LEGO train layouts of the TCLTC (Twin Cities Lego Train Club) and GMLTC (Greater Midwest Lego Train Club). There is a stay and play area and small selection of snacks and refreshments available for purchase. Of course there is a store, too.
Sunday:January 11 – February 23, 2014 The Bell Museum of Natural History, 10 Church Street SE, Minneapolis, MN 55455 Free on Sundays; noon to 5:00 p.m.
This is opening weekend for From the Field: Bird Paintings by Jim Rataczak. If you are in the mood for a quiet outing, I recommend The Bell. Even on free Sundays, it seems quiet and contemplative. Yet it is an awesome place to take kids. There is a hands-on family room and the dioramas are amazing. Below is a video by the Bell showing how kids are inspired to learn at the Bell.
2400 Third Avenue South, Minneapolis, Minnesota 55404 Sunday, January 12 at 11:00 am
To get all the details on this month’s Family Day at the MIA, check out Gianna’s article HERE.
Joy Peters is a co-creator and writer for FamilyFunTwinCities.com