Twin Cities Guide to Family Activities This Week: March 28-April 1, 2022

Things to do this week in Minneapolis & St Paul with your kids!

This guide covers Twin Cities family activities for the week of March 28-April 1, 2022. If you are in search of things to do with your family this weekend, jump over to our WEEKEND FAMILY GUIDE. We’ve got you covered no matter your corner of the Minneapolis-St Paul Metro Area!

As always, you can check our MARCH FAMILY GUIDE, our APRIL FAMILY GUIDE, the ULTIMATE GUIDE TO SPRING FUN IN THE TWIN CITIES or our FAMILY FUN CALENDAR for more fun ideas on what to do this week in the Twin Cities with your kids – satisfaction guaranteed (or close to it!)

Planning for spring break in the twin cities this week?

Why spring break?  Because a Minnesota winter wrapping up is worth celebrating. Craft a fun staycation “Spring Break Trip” for your own family whether you have big kids or little kids. Be tourists right in the Twin Cities! Think mini golf, trampolines, scavenger hunts, rock climbing, museums and more. Get some inspiration from our 2022 GUIDE TO SPRING BREAK IN THE TWIN CITIES.

Spring Break in the Twin CIties

Fun Things to do in the Twin cities on Monday, March 28, 2022

FREE STORY & ART TIME AT EDEN PRAIRIE ART CENTER

7650 Equitable Drive, Eden Prairie, MN
Drop in for storytime & an art project. Dress to get creative. No registration required. March 28, 2022, 10-11am.

WHAT ELSE CAN I DO WHILE I’M OUT IN EDEN PRAIRIE? FAMILY ATTRACTIONS CLOSE BY:

  • PRAIRIE PLAY ZONE INDOOR PLAYGROUND: Kids play half price ($2.75-$3.25) after 1pm, Mon-Fri. Located within the Eden Prairie Community Center.
  • FUN AT SCHEELS SPORTING GOODS: Inexpensive family attractions include an indoor Ferris Wheel, mini-bowling, arcade games, a target game and a huge (taxidermy) animal display. We love it on a chilly day! Located within Eden Prairie Center.

Fun things to do in the twin Cities on Tuesday, March 29, 2022

STORYTIME TUESDAY AT THE LIBRARY

The following four branches of the Saint Paul Public Library offer storytime for kids today:

The following six branches of the Anoka County Library offer storytimes this Tuesday. Space is limited and registration is required.

The following four branches of the Carver County Library offer storytimes today. No registration is necessary.

Seven branches of the SCOTT COUNTY LIBRARY branches offer Family Fun Spot Play Together Activities aimed at ages 3-6 during library hours today.

Top Kids Storytimes in the Twin Cities

MALL OF AMERICA TODDLER TUESDAYS: Basketball Takeover 

This week, kids can play basketball with special kiddie hoops and dance to a kids DJ. March 29, 10am-12pm. FREE!

TUESDAY IS DISCOUNT MOVIE DAY!

Traditionally, Tuesday is the day of the deal at Twin Cities-area movie theaters. While we can’t guarantee a kid-friendly flick will be screening at your local cinema, we do keep track of a list worth checking out. $5 movies are offered across theaters in communities like Minneapolis, St Paul, Eagan, Shakopee, Woodbury and more. Pass that popcorn!

Two girls sharing popcorn during a movie at the Mall of America in Bloomington Minnesota
Grab some popcorn and watch a cheap movie. Yes, these are my daughters. To this day, their favorite pastime is fighting over treats.

Fun things to do in the twin cities on Wednesday, March 30, 2022

BELL MUSEUM EXPANDED spring break HOURS

2088 Larpenteur Ave W., St Paul, MN 55113
On Spring Break today? Visit the Bell Museum during special weekday hours: Tuesday, March 29-Sunday, April 3, 10am–4pm. Your kids will delight in seeing the indoor exhibits: wildlife dioramas, hands-on space displays and a touch-and-feel room. Drop in or purchase
advance tickets: $9-$17.

Girl at Bell Museum of Natural History - Touch and See Lab.

Love Cats? Visit the Cafe Meow!

2323 Hennepin Ave S, Minneapolis, MN 55405
My daughter absolutely loves cats but mean old mom isn’t up for having a pet. Our solution? We book an hour at this sweet rescue coffee shop and she gets a fix without extra responsibility. On spring break this week? Kids over 6 (with a parent) can play with the kitties and sip a warm beverage. 11am-7pm, $10/pp.

PRESCHOOL & UP OPEN GYMNASTICS

2015 Silver Bell Rd #180, Eagan, MN 55122
A trip to Gleason’s for open gym is an instant mood-lifter. The kids will love the opportunity to bounce on trampolines, scoot through obstacle courses, and play on the gym equipment. Register in advance for a discount. And hey, teens and tweens! There are open gyms for you, too. March 30 or ongoing 
Wednesdays, 9:30 – 11:30am. $8/child or $10/family (or $10-$15/door).

JOY OF THE PEOPLE FREE PLAY PICK UP SOCCER

890 Cromwell Ave #1515, St Paul, MN 55114
OUTDOORS! A safe,  unstructured for kids to engage in free play soccer. Held at the South St Anthony Park community center. Register online. March 30, 2022. 3:30-6 pm, FREE.

2122 Wooddale Dr, Woodbury, MN 55125
INDOORS!
Free play soccer indoors when the weather’s not so kind. 3:30-5:30pm. Fill out the waiver online. FREE!

Fun things to do in the twin cities on Thursday, March 31, 2022

Best Tot Time Open Gyms in the Twin Cities

Turf Tots at Hopkins Pavilion

11000 Excelsior Blvd, Hopkins, MN 55343
Drop-in and play with fun, gross motor equipment like bounce houses, a climbing wall, sport balls, crawl tunnels, blocks, trikes and more. No registration necessary. The program is for children 5 and under. Mon-Fri, 9am to 2pm thru May 6, 2022. $5 per session per child.

Tot Time at Savage Sports Center

Heads up those with squirrelly kids in the Twin Cities southwest metro! At open Tot Time, preschoolers 5 & under can play on inflatables, with balls and bats and more. All gym equipment provided. Ongoing Tues & Thurs (March 29 & 31) 2022. $3/child.

fun things to do in the twin cities on friday, April 1, 2022

Rockin Jump Junior Jumpers

Rockin Jump Trampoline Park, 2015 Silver Bell Road, Suite 195, Eagan, MN 55122
Kids up to 6 years get a special jump time separate from the big kids. Yours will love the trampolines, foam pit and soft play area as much as mine do! April 1, 9am-12pm. $12/child plus $3 re-useable jump socks.

WHAT ELSE CAN I DO WHILE I’M OUT IN EAGAN? FAMILY ATTRACTIONS CLOSE BY:

FOREVER WILD FAMILY FRIDAY: April showers 

Lebanon Hills Regional Park, 860 Cliff Rd, Eagan, MN 55123
Learn about how April showers wake up the park through games & other activities. Meet at the visitor center. April 1, 2022, 6-7:30pm. FREE!

Kids playing in lake at Lebanon Hills Regional Park in Eagan, Minnesota:

Fun things to do this weekend in the twin cities – April 2-3, 2022

Too many fun things to list here, I’ll tell you that. So we publish a separate guide each weekend with up-to-the-last-minute ideas for spending family time together.

children in a family bike ride

Family Fun All Week in the twin cities

Ideas to pull out of your “back pocket” nearly any day of the week!

Top Twin Cities Kid-friendly museums:

Browse our big list of Twin Cities museums to visit with kids!

Giant Minnesota Post Card displayed at the Minnesota History Center in Saint Paul.

Best indoor playgrounds & play areas in the Twin Cities

We cover the top places for the indoor fun your kids are craving: climbing, sliding, jumping, crawling and just plain blowing off some steam.

Indoor Playgrounds in the Twin Cities, Minnesota - Child Playing in a Ball Pit

Twin Cities Nature Centers and Nature Play

Early spring is an exciting time to visit a Twin Cities area nature center, fresh with the promise of a new season and programming. But, as we know, March weather can be as temperamental as a toddler. Good thing these interpretive venues can be nearly as fun indoors as out.

2 thoughts on “Twin Cities Guide to Family Activities This Week: March 28-April 1, 2022”

    1. Thanks, Maladh. You’re about a month late for these events, but maybe they’ll come back next year. In the meantime, check out our Events Calendar for up-to-date activities for kids and families.

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