Things to do in Minneapolis & St Paul this weekend!
This March Twin Cities Family Weekend Guide covers the weekend of March 20-21, 2021. To find our most recent guide, click here.
The weather will continue to be kind for us this weekend! For more ideas, hop over to our March Family Guide or our Family Fun Calendar. We keep it stocked with options to fit your family’s needs – whether you’re keeping close to home — or it’s time for a break from it.
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!
Maple Syrup Celebration | Eastman Nature Center, Maple Grove
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. March 20-21, drop in between 1-4pm. FREE.
Harriet Alexander Nature Center | Roseville
Activities include sap cooking station, tree tapping demos, samples and craft kits. March 20-21, 12-4pm. FREE.
Try your luck at finding other available maple syrup family programs in the Twin Cities!
More Twin Cities Nature Centers to explore this spring!
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
Anoka County invites you to get outside and explore the Rice Creek Chain of Lakes Park Reserve with a digital scavenger hunt. How to play: Download the FREE GooseChase app, choose the game #R7GJ16, “Great Creeks and Lakes, It’s a GooseChase!” Have fun! Ends THIS WEEKEND!
Family Fun Day | North Mississippi Regional Park, Minneapolis
Drop in between 1-2pm to explore a different seasonal theme each week through self-directed activities. March 20, FREE.
fun indoor games & Activities
Cute as a bunny crafts | Northtown & Maplewood Malls
Meet the Easter Bunny (Northtown only), make a craft and take home a treat bag. March 20, 11-12:30pm (Northtown) & 1-3pm (Maplewood). FREE.
Find more early Twin Cities Easter egg hunts & activities!
Free March family art day kits | Banfill-locke center for the arts
Order your FREE kit online & pickup curbside. Kits include supplies for two projects. A supply list for additional or future projects will also be provided.
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.