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

Things to do in the Twin Cities Southwest 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 Bloomington, Burnsville, Chaska, Eden Prairie, Edina, Hopkins, Minnetonka, New Hope, Prior Lake, Richfield, Shakopee, St Louis Park, Victoria & Waconia.

This guide covers the weekend of March 2-3, 2024. Not locating the city you’re looking for? We also cover tons of 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 – whether you’re keeping close to home — or want a break from it.

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

We’ve got the details on dozens of outdoor activities presented by local, county and regional park systems across the greater Twin Cities. The following are a few of our best suggestions for activities near your neighborhood this weekend. You can get more ideas on our FAMILY FUN CALENDAR or peruse the links below to seek out local outdoor things to do with kids this weekend in the 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.

Free Family Fun Day at Richardson: Maple Syruping

Richardson Nature Center, 8737 E Bush Lake Rd, Bloomington, MN 55438
In March, you can drop in to learn about maple syrup free of charge. Learn more about all the kid-friendly details at RICHARDSON NATURE CENTER. March 3, 2024, 3-4pm. FREE.

Maple Syrup Making at Eden Prairie Outdoor Center

13765 Staring Lake Parkway, Eden Prairie, MN 55347
We’ve arrived at the month of maple syruping in Minnesota! At this family-friendly program, learn about the history of maple syruping and participating in making a makuk container. Registration is required. March 3, 2024, 2-4pm. $12/family.

Saturday & Sunday Special: Magical Maples

Wood Lake Nature Center, 6710 Lake Shore Drive, Richfield 55423
Hike through the woods to help collect and boil syrup then learn a little history about how maple syrup is made. You’ll want to pre-register to guarantee your spot. March 2 & 3, 2024. $5/pp. 

FIND OUR COMPLETE GUIDE TO FAMILY MAPLE SYRUP PROGRAMS IN THE TWIN CITIES.

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

More activities in the parks this weekend

Nature Rocks! Outdoor Center Open House

Eden Prairie Outdoor Center, 13765 Staring Lake Parkway
Drop in to meet the resident animals, learn about programs and events. March 2, 2024, 10am-1pm. FREE.

Living History Tours at Pond Dakota Mission Park

Pond Dakota Mission Park, 401 E 104th St, Bloomington, MN 55420
Come by the historic Gideon Pond house in the park for guided tours. There are extensive trails to hike around the park property if you want to stretch your legs. March 2, 2024, 1-4pm. FREE, donations appreciated.

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

Eden Prairie Art Center Youth Open House

7650 Equitable Dr, Eden Prairie, MN 55344
Drop in at this open-house format event to learn about upcoming classes, watch and participate in demos and enter giveaways. Fun and suited for all ages. March 2, 2024, 1-4pm. FREE.

Free First Saturday Art Lab

Edina Art Center, 4701 W 64th St, Edina, MN 55435
Register ahead, then drop in to make art from a variety of supplied materials the first Saturday of the month. Dabble, explore, try at no cost to you. March 2, 2024, 10am-12pm.

Home Depot Kids Workshops

400 W 79th St, Bloomington, MN 55420
13100 Valley View Rd, Eden Prairie, MN 55344
6301 Richfield Pkwy, Richfield, MN 55423
1701 Co Rd 18, Shakopee, MN 55379
5800 Cedar Lk Rd S, St Louis Park, MN 55416
Kids can put together simple DIY projects the first Saturday of the month for free. This month kids can put together a butterfly box to attract pollinators to your yard. March 3, 2024, 9am-12pm.

Marcus Theatres Kids Dream Family Film Series

8380 Hansen Avenue, ShakopeeMN 55379
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. The final weekend screens AbominableMarch 1-3, 2024.

More ideas for things to do this weekend in the Twin Cities with kids – Southwest Metro

First Saturday Tots Winter Play Date in Richfield

Richfield Community Center, 7000 Nicollet Avenue, Richfield, MN 55423
More snug indoor play: In partnership with the Minneapolis Toy Library – the first Saturday of the month (Jan-May), borrow toys for free play from 9am-1pm. Drop in as you like. March 2, 2024. FREE.

Swim for Gold

Eden Prairie Community Center, 16700 Valley View Rd, Eden Prairie, MN 55346
A very special themed tot swim this weekend: Hunt for rubber duckies in the pool while you splash and swim. Some will hold a gold coin that kids (ages 1-7) can redeem for small prizes. The regular tot time swim features will all be active. Must pre-register. March 2, 2024, two sessions from 9-11:45am. $15/pp.

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