Things to do in Minneapolis & St Paul this weekend!
This March Twin Cities Family Weekend Guide covers March 13-14, 2021. To find our most recent guide, click here.
Lucky us, the lovely March weather is going to continue through the weekend! It should be ideal for getting outside and enjoying a break from the cold. We also offer a mix of things to do this weekend indoors. 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.
On spring break this week?
There is plenty of stuff to do if you plan to be a tourist in your own city this Spring Break. Think mini golf, trampolines, scavenger hunts, rock climbing, museums and more. Get some inspiration from our 2021 Guide to Spring Break in the Twin Cities.
Fun outdoor activities In the Parks
Nature Centers Are Back Open!
Check out the links for details on which buildings are open; all of these locations have outdoor trails to explore. Here’s an idea: download an outdoor nature scavenger hunt to take along!
Free Family Fun Day: Basic Tree IDentification | Richardson Nature Center, Bloomington
Learn how to identify trees by their bark, buds, shape, leaves and more. Drop in between 1-3pm. March 14, FREE.
Let’s Get stARTed | Silverwood Park, St Anthony
Make nature-inspired art outdoors and hike with a park naturalist. Discover the sculptures hidden along the trails! Drop in between 1-3pm. March 14. FREE.
Maple Sugaring | Pond Dakota Mission Park, Bloomington
This is one of VERY FEW maple syrup family programs we could find left in the Twin Cities that isn’t at capacity. As this is a drop-in program, please call ahead to confirm. Learn about choosing trees to tap, collecting the sap, and boiling it down to make syrup. Then watch syrup transform into maple sugar. March 14, 1-4pm. FREE, suggested donation of $2/pp.
Try your luck at finding other available maple syrup family programs in the Twin Cities!
More Twin Cities Nature Centers to explore this spring!
Eastman Nature Center | Maple Grove
Harriet Alexander Nature Center | Roseville
Lowry Nature Center | Victoria
Springbrook Nature Center | Fridley
Tamarack Nature Center | White Bear Lake
Westwood Hills Nature Center | St Louis Park
Wood Lake Nature Center | Richfield
Fun Indoor games & activities
Free Family Day Art Kits | Minneapolis Institute of art
Pick up a your free kit at Mia’s Third Avenue entrance. It includes weaving materials and an activity to complement March’s virtual Family Day, celebrating Women’s History Month. March 13-14, 10am-2pm. Virtual program March 14, 10:30am.
Virtual Explore-it: Rube Goldberg Machines | The Works Museum
Gather the suggested materials, then tune in to build your own Rube Goldberg machine alongside The Works Museum. Your kids will be busy for hours using creative problem-solving skills. March 13, 10-11:30am. $9/family, register on the website.
Como Park Zoo & Conservatory | St Paul
The Conservatory and Visitor Center of Como Park Zoo are particularly wonderful places to spend a cold winter day. You’ll feel as though you’ve been transported to a tropical vacation! The animal exhibits are heated, too. Reservations are currently required to visit; make yours early!
Indoor Play Areas Re-Opening!
We’ve updated our huge master list of Twin Cities indoor playgrounds & play areas to give you some options when the kids need to climb up someone else’s walls. Please remember that capacity will be limited and tickets must always be purchased in advance.
Minnesota Children’s Museum | St Paul
The Doc McStuffins exhibit is now open for play. Book your 2-hour reservation; masks are required for ages 5+. 9am-4pm, $15/pp.