2019 PRESCHOOL TOT TIMES, OPEN PLAY & GYM AT COMMUNITY RECREATION CENTERS
When: Daily Mon-Fri | Times vary depending on location – The list has not been updated for 2020-2021.
Ages: 5 & under with caregiver
Details: 16 recreation centers across St. Paul offer free, drop-in sessions of open play with a variety of scooters, balls, mats, and small slides available. Click the above bold link to find the center nearest you.
TWIN CITIES NORTH METRO OPEN GYM & TOT TIMES
Program: Tot Time Open Gym & Activities | Andover Community Center | 2020: Currently on hold
When: Most Mon & Tues starting October 2019, 9:30-11:30am
Ages/Cost: 6 & under w/ caregiver, $3-$4/child
Details: Drop in for unstructured play time and special activities such as a bounce house, book swap and craft days. Be sure to check the calendar for the latest schedule.
Program: Preschool Open Gym | New Brighton Community Center | 2020: Currently on hold.
When: Mon & Wed excluding holidays and school breaks,10:30am-1:30pm
Ages/Cost: Preschool-aged and under w/ caregiver. Admission to open gym is included in the price of admission to Eagles Nest Indoor Playground (currently closed), $6/child, caregiver free.
Details: Gym equipment includes a bouncer, crawl tubes, mats, tumbling blocks and more.
Program: Toddler Open Dome | TCO Fieldhouse Closed indefinitely for repairs. May reopen in December 2020
When: Stay tuned.
Ages: Toddlers with caregiver
Details: Tot times are limited to 50 people per playing field. Spots are first come, first served.
TWIN CITIES SOUTH METRO OPEN GYM & TOT TIMES
Program: Kids Open Rec | Creekside Community Center, 9801 Penn Ave. S | 2020: Currently Cancelled.
When: Last Sunday of each month; 10am-Noon
Ages/Cost: 8 & under, $2/child, caregivers free
Details: Children age 8 and under with a parent or guardian can enjoy open rec. For additional details, call 952-563-4944
Program: Tot Time | Chaska Community Center | 2020: Currently Cancelled.
When: Times vary
Ages/Cost: 6 & under for most activities, 5 & under for tot gym, $6-$8/pp, caregivers free
Details: Lots to choose from here: Mondays bring art projects in the craft room, open gym with special tot toys is Thursdays, splash around during Tot Time Swim Mondays, Fridays & Sundays, and try out ice skating with your little one on Wednesdays (skate rental $3).
Program: Preschool Open Gymnastics | Gleason’s Gymnastic School | 2020: Currently closed.
When: Wed 9:30-11:30am & Fri 9:30-11:30 & 12-2pm; Sept 9, 2019-April 30, 2020
Ages/Cost: ages 0-6, $8/child or $10/family
Details: Have the run of the equipment! Kids can jump on the trampolines, launch themselves into the foam pit, walk the balance beam, follow obstacle courses, swing from the trapeze and more.
Program: Tot Time | Savage Sports Center | Not offered in 2020, however, there is Open Gym for ages 6+
When: Tue & Thurs, 9-11:30 am, Traditionally November – April – Begins November 5, 2019
Ages/Cost: Ages 5 and under; $3 per child with adult.
Details: A variety of fun toys and sport equipment are available at tot times. Prepaid passes can be purchased.
Program: Kids Playtime | Shakopee Community Center | Not offered in 2020
When: Mon & Wed | October through April 2020, 10-11:15am
Ages: 1-5 with caregiver
Details: Kids and their parents are invited to run around the gymnasium. Bring your clean trikes, riding toys, balls or use theirs.
TWIN CITIES WEST METRO OPEN GYM, TOT TIMES & INDOOR TODDLER ACTIVITIES
Program: Preschool Playtime Open Gym | Crystal Community Center Gym | 2020: Not offered
When: Wed, early October-mid April, 10-11:30am (2019 Fall Session: October 2-December 18)
Ages/Cost: 1-5, $3/child
Details: Jump, crawl, build and play the winter away in 3 gyms. 1 adult to every 3 kids required. Punch cards available for discounted visits.
Program: Tot Time Open Gym | Eden Prairie Community Center | 2020: Currently Cancelled
When: Mon, Wed, Fri, 9-11:15 am – Sept. 4, 2019–May 22, 2020
Ages/Cost: Best for ages 1-4; $5/pp ages 1-4, $6/pp ages 5+, under 1 and caregivers free.
Details: Participate in indoor toddler activities and free play with balls, hoops, scooters, jump ropes, tumbling mats, parachutes, and more. For $6/pp, admission to the Prairie Play Zone indoor playground is included.
Program: Tot Time | Braemar Field | 2020: Postponed until further notice
When: Ongoing Mon & Wed starting (October 28, 2019 – April 22, 2020), 9-11am
Ages/Cost: At your discretion (w/ adult), $5/child
Details: Room to run, age appropriate toys and some organized games. Keep in mind when dressing – temp is set at 55 degrees. Also, Family Night $5/pp.
Program: Turf Tots | Hopkins Pavilion | 2021: TBA
When: Mon-Fri, 9am-2pm, starting February 28-April 22, 2020
Ages/Cost: 1-5 years; $5/child, caregivers free
Details: In the spring, playtime moves to the indoor turf where there’s more room to run!
Note: Pavilion Play Place is also closed, but can be rented by the 2-hour session ($25/2-hour Session) when open.
Program: Open Play | Plymouth Field House – Cancelled in 2020. Staff will continue to monitor MDH recommendations for possible 2021 re-opening.
When: Mon, Wed, Fri – winter months, starting in Nov 2, 2020, 10:30am-1:30pm
Ages/Cost: Best for ages 3-5; $4-$5/child, caregivers free
Details: During the chilly months, heat in the field house is turned on to 55 degrees for fun with inflatables, slides, nets and lots of space to run the kids ragged. Call 763-509-5280 for more details.
ST LOUIS PARK
Program: Little Tot Playtime | St Louis Park Rec Center | Cancelled in 2020
When: Tues-Fri | Early November 2019 – early May 2020 | 9:30-11:30am
Ages: 1-5 with caregiver
Cost: $2 per child
Details: Bounce in the inflatables, ride the big wheelers, play dress up or build with blocks on the creative carpet.
TWIN CITIES EAST METRO OPEN GYM & TOT TIMES
Program: Preschool Gymboree | Maplewood Community Center | 2020: Not currently offered
When: Thur, 10-11:30am (November 2019-March 2020)
Ages/Cost: Unstructured playtime with balls, mats, music, toys & games and Jump Castle is included for ages 5 and under. $5/child. Under age 1/free.
CLOSED TWIN CITIES INDOOR PLAYGROUNDS & PLAY CENTERS
INDOOR PLAYGROUNDS – click the above graphic for all the details!
- Adventure Peak | Edinborough Park, Edina | 2020: Currently Cancelled
- Atrium at Playworks | Prior Lake | 2020: Currently Suspended
- Blast Indoor Playground | Eagan | 2020: Closed Until September 8th
- Brookview Backyard | Golden Valley | 2020: Closed Indefinitely
- Chaska Community Center Playroom | Chaska | 2020: Unavailable Until Further Notice
- Eagles Nest Indoor Playground | New Brighton | 2020: Closed Until Further Notice
- Lookout Ridge Indoor Playground | Woodbury | 2020: Closed Until Further Notice
- Monkey House | White Bear Lake | 2020: Closed Indefinitely
- Prairie Play Zone | Eden Prairie | 2020: Currently Closed
- Pump It Up | Plymouth & Eden Prairie | 2020: Booking Parties
- The Lookout Indoor Playground | Shakopee | 2020: Closed Until Further Notice
INDOOR PLAY SPACES
Snapology Discovery Center | Minneapolis | 2020: Discover Center Closed
When: Drop-in Playtime during the school-yr weekdays, 10am-3pm & summer, 9am-5pm. Fri, 10am-8:30pm & Sat-Sun, 9am-5pm
Ages/Cost: All ages pay $8/pp for unlimited play that day or drop off your child at $6/hr ages 5+
Details: Offers great indoor toddler activities, guaranteed to entertain with opportunities to build with LEGO bricks, K’nex and other materials.