Things To Do This Weekend: Twin Cities Northwest Metro, March 9-10, 2024

Things to do in the Twin Cities Northwest 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 Albertville, Andover, Anoka, Brooklyn Center, Brooklyn Park, Coon Rapids, Crystal, Elk River, Golden Valley, Maple Grove, Otsego, Plymouth, Robbinsdale, Rogers & St Michael.

This guide covers the weekend of March 9-10, 2024. Not finding the city you’re searching for? We also cover fun family events in the areas of:

Welcome to March in the Twin Cities!

In March we’re springing on you a fresh mix of things to do this weekend indoors and out. 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 size, budget, styles and other needs. 

Fun outdoor activities in the Twin Cities Northwest Metro parks this weekend

The following is just a sampling of all we’re keeping track of across the incredible Twin Cities park systems. You can get more ideas on our FAMILY FUN CALENDAR or browse the links below to search for local fun events & things to do with kids this weekend in Northwest Metro parks.

Featured family fun ideas for this weekend: It’s maple syrup month!

"Maple Syrup Time" Background shows golden color of maple syrup in the shape of a maple leaf.

We’re upon the season of flowing sap and maple syrup in Minnesota. Get up close to observe this sweet process at an event at these Twin Cities parks or see our weekend schedule below for MAPLE SYRUP FAMILY PROGRAMS:

Journey Into the Sugarbush at Eastman Nature Center

13351 Elm Creek Road, Dayton, MN 55369
EASTMAN NATURE CENTER is operated by Three Rivers Parks – a collection of park locations that traditionally offer an abundance of inexpensive, family-friendly opportunities to learn about maple syrup. This year, Eastman has scheduled a naturalist-led exploration of the sugarbush and the process of tapping maples trees and turning sap into syrup. Registration is required. March 9 & 10, 2024. Please visit link for start times. $6/pp. Program also offered March 16 & 17,

Maple Syruping at Baker Outdoor Learning Center

2309 Baker Park Road, Maple Plain, MN 55359
It’s worth a trip out to BAKER OUTDOOR LEARNING CENTER northwest of Minneapolis-St Paul to take in a spring maple syrup program. Learn about maple tree tapping and boiling sap into syrup. Then, taste test to see if you can tell grocery store syrup from the real stuff. Outdoor program. Registration is required by two days prior. March 10, 2024, $6/pp.

MORE MAPLE SYRUP THIS WEEKEND: With this mild winter we’ve experienced, the sap gets flowing even sooner. Find more tapping programs in the Twin Cities Metro this weekend on this quicklist or our guide to MAPLE SYRUP PROGRAMS FOR FAMILIES:

Volunteer showing girls how to tapa maple tree at a Warner Nature Center maple-syruping event, Minnesota

More park events this weekend in the Twin Cities Northwest Metro

Free Family Fun Day at Mississippi Gateway Regional Park

10360 W River Rd, Brooklyn Park, MN 55444
This weekend, chill out in the interpretive center with coloring pages, live animals to meet and exhibits to touch and feel. Learn more about what you might find at MISSISSIPPI GATEWAY REGIONAL PARKMarch 10, 2024, 1-3pm. FREE admission.

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

Need indoor activity ideas? Try a new indoor playground

Plymouth Community Center, 14800 34th Avenue North, Plymouth, MN 55447.
For Minnesota parents it’s a must to know where to escape the elements and still keep those kids active and having fun. During the months of November through March we feature the best indoor playgrounds in the Minneapolis-St Paul area in the hopes of helping you discover something new: This weekend we highlight the KUBE Indoor Playground in Plymouth. Kids Ultimate Backyard Experience (or KUBE) brings backyard fun indoors with playhouses, ramps, slides towers with ladders. Best for ages 2-12. $5-$6/child. 
SPECIAL EVENT: This Sunday is Sensory-Friendly Sunday at the KUBE. Please pre-register. You can expect a quieter environment, softer lights and other accommodations for kids to thrive. March 10, 2024, 8:30-10:30am.

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Kids Ultimate Backyard Experience (KUBE) in Plymouth, Minnesota

Les Miserables School Edition

Park Center Senior High School, 7501 Noble Ave, Brooklyn Park, MN 55443
FINAL SHOW! Introduce your tween or teen to this classic with a twist. Tickets are very reasonably priced. March 9, 2024, 7pm. $6-$8/pp.

Avant Garden Bookstore: Children’s Storytime

215 E Main St, Anoka, MN 55303
Kids will enjoy a storytime just for them, their grown-ups might appreciate that that the bookstore is also a coffee shop. Ongoing Saturdays. March 9, 2024, 10am. FREE.

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