Things To Do This Weekend: Twin Cities Northeast Metro, March 2-3, 2024

Things to do in the Twin Cities Northeast Metro this weekend – with kids & family!

the Twin Cities at different seasons

This Weekend Family Guide includes events and activities near the Twin Cities, Minnesota, communities of Blaine, Centerville, Forest Lake, Fridley, Hugo, Lino Lakes, Maplewood, Mounds View, New Brighton, Roseville, Oakdale, Scandia, Shoreview, St Anthony, Stillwater, Vadnais Heights & White Bear Lake. 

This guide covers the weekend of March 2-3, 2024. Not finding the city you’re searching for? We also cover fun family events in the areas of:

Welcome to March!

This weekend will be ideal for getting outside and enjoying a break from the cold. We also offer a mix of things to do this weekend indoors. There’s lots to choose from! For more ideas, hop over to our MARCH FAMILY GUIDE or our FAMILY FUN CALENDAR. We try to keep it stocked with options to fit your family’s needs.

More ideas for things to do this weekend in the Twin Cities with kids - Northeast Metro

Take a walk on the wild side in the Twin Cities Northeast Metro

Inject a little of the exotic into your winter routine this weekend – or, at the very least, impress kids who are excited and curious about animal encounters. There is respectable contingency of these in the Minneapolis-St Paul Northeast Metro. Let us introduce a few to keep in mind when you’re in the mood for something :

Sustainable Safari

Maplewood Mall, 3001 White Bear Avenue N, Maplewood
Most simply put, this is a very fancy petting zoo that can boast of over 100 species of animals, most of which you and yours can actually pet and feed. We’re talking kangaroos, sloths, porcupines and loads of unfamiliar critters whose names I’m stumbling even to type. Equally fancy ticket options allow you to purchase add-ons and packages if you’re interested. General admission tickets are $16.50/pp ages 5 & up.

Snake Discovery

831 Century Avenue N, Maplewood MN
If you’re not squeamish about the slithery reptiles, this could be a cool family outing. And the exhibits aren’t limited to snakes, there are all kinds of scaly creatures and amphibians to meet on your guided tour. Maybe you’ll be charmed by one of the inhabitants?
Sun-Fri at 12, 2 & 5pm and Sat at 12, 2, 4 and 6pm. $8-$10/pp.

Cafe Meow

1718A Lexington Ave N, Roseville, MN 55113
So this idea isn’t so much exotic, but my youngest daughter simply loves cats so I have to blow this horn a little. We book an hour at this sweet rescue coffee shop and she gets a fix without the extra work at home. Kids over 7 (with a parent) can show some love to the cats and sip a warm beverage. 11am-7pm, $10.50/pp.

SOMETHING TO DO WITH YOUR TEEN! I’ve got a 16-year-old daughter who appreciates a gentle yoga session. Like her sister, she also has a soft spot for cats. Cafe Meow’s Sunday Yoga With Cats event is a perfect blend of the two and a unique way for us to spend an hour together. Book online, ages 16+ only. March 3, 2024. 7:30pm. $25/pp.

Theater & performing arts events this weekend in the Twin Cities Northeast Metro

You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown

University of Northwestern, 3003 Snelling Ave North, Roseville MN
LAST CHANCE WEEKEND! The show features well-recognized characters from the Peanuts gang – and should be as much a treat for the adults who grew up with them as for the kids in the audience. Tickets are reasonably priced at $18-$25/pp. March 2, 2024, final shows at 2:30 and 7:30pm. 

Low cost & free things to do this weekend in the Twin Cities – Northeast Metro

Home Depot Kids Workshops

2360 White Bear Ave No, Maplewood, MN 55109
Kids can put together simple DIY projects the first Saturday of the month for free. This month kids can put together a butterfly house for pollinators. March 2, 2024, 9am-12pm. FREE.

Marcus Theatres Kids Dream Family Film Series

5677 Hadley Ave N, Oakdale, MN 55128
FINAL WEEKEND! Marcus Kids Dream series entitles ticket holder to two free passes to the movie of the weekend. You do need to get an e-voucher prior to the show! Grab popcorn and drink specials for just $3.50 each plus tax. This weekend screens Abominable. March 1-3, 2024.

Family Tot Time Open Gym at Hayes Elementary

615 Mississippi St NE, Fridley, MN 55432
As it cools off outside, heat up indoors with large-motor activities such as balls, hoops, scooters and jump ropes. March 2, 2024, 10:15am-12:15pm. $2/child or $4/family.

2 thoughts on “Things To Do This Weekend: Twin Cities Northeast Metro, March 2-3, 2024”

    1. Yes! I just saw and shared that on Facebook this morning. It is just for this nice weekend, but I’ll take a beautiful March weekend any time!

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