Things to do in Minneapolis & St Paul this weekend!
This March Twin Cities Family Weekend Guide covers March 6-7, 2021. To find our most recent guide, click here.
Heat wave in 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
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: print an outdoor nature scavenger hunt to take along!
Eastman Nature Center | Maple Grove
Harriet Alexander Nature Center | Roseville
Lowry Nature Center | Victoria
RIchardson Nature Center | Bloomington
Springbrook Nature Center | Fridley
Tamarack Nature Center | White Bear Lake
Westwood Hills Nature Center | St Louis Park
Wood Lake Nature Center | Richfield
Free Family Fun Day: Storybook Walk | Mississippi Gateway Regional Park
Hike from page to page of the storybook “Sing a Season Song” by Jane Yolen. Drop in anytime between 1-3pm. Sunday, March 7, FREE.
Central Park Ice Skating Loop | Maple Grove
John Rose MN OVAL Outdoor Ice Skating Rink | Roseville
The outdoor OVAL is the biggest refrigerated skating rink in North America. Open skate is $7/pp, skate rental available for $5.
Fun Indoor Games & Activities
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.
Good Times Park | Eagan
InnerActive Playground | Minnetonka
Lookout Ridge Indoor Play Area | Woodbury
Maple Maze Indoor Playground | Maple Grove
Rockin Jump Trampoline Park | Eagan
SkyZone Trampoline Park | Blaine, Edina & Oakdale
Tropical Adventure Indoor Playground | Shoreview
Events You CAn Enjoy from Home
First Free Saturday: Virtual Kids Film Fair | Walker Art Center
The Kids’ Film Fair is available to be streamed at home March 5–12. It’s a collection of short animated and live-action films for families and is FREE to watch. Screen along with the Walker at a Watch Party March 6, 10am. Follow the link to register.
Travel the globe without leaving the comforts of home through Landmark Center’s cultural program – virtual this year. March 7 on the Urban Expedition page and social media channels.