Twin Cities Guide to Family Activities This Weekend: March 5-6, 2022

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Things to do in Minneapolis & St Paul this weekend!

This March Twin Cities Family Weekend Guide covers March 5-6, 2022. To find our most recent guide, click here.

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 in the parks this weekend

Featured here for the weekend is just a taste of all that’s going on across the incredible Twin Cities park systems. You can get more ideas on our FAMILY FUN CALENDAR or browse the links below to search for local fun events & things to do with kids this weekend in parks across the Minneapolis-St Paul metro.


Maple syrup family programs

March is traditionally  the best time to tap maple trees in Minnesota. The weather is ideal for maple sap when we reach that freeze/thaw period of the winter – where there are warmer daytime temperatures (near the 40s), but then below freezing temps overnight. Maple syrup family programs are starting at parks and nature centers across the Twin Cities this weekend – sweet! Here’s the schedule:

Volunteer showing girls how to tapa maple tree at a Warner Nature Center maple-syruping event, Minnesota

Featured Twin Cities  Park Events this weekend

Crafty Camping at Pond Dakota Mission Park

401 East 104th Street, Bloomington, MN 
A guide will help you gather items to create campfire starters. March 5, 2022, drop in 1-4pm.

Nature Rocks! Eden Prairie Outdoor Center Open House

Eden Prairie Outdoor Center, 13765 Staring Lake Parkway, Eden Prairie, Minnesota 55347
Drop in to meet the resident animals, learn about programs and events. Saturday, March 5, 2022, 10am-1pm.

more ideas for things to do this weekend in the twin cities with kids

Try Hockey for free Day in Minnesota

On the fence about making the investment to put your kid in hockey? We understand. We’ve been there ourselves. And we highly recommend you give the sport a try for free first. The event gives kids (ages 4-9)  a shot at experiencing the basics of hockey without financial commitment. Plus, coaches will be on hand to offer tips and provide equipment. Hit the link to find participating locations around the Twin Cities metro area. March 5, 2022.

Stay Cozy – Fun Indoor activities


Michaels Sunday Makebreak

Participating Michaels stores across the Twin Cities are offering free weekend “Makebreak” classes and “Take & Make” Kids Club crafts. They’re simple, yet could lend a nice personal touch to a small gift. March 6, 2-4pm.


1459 St Clair Ave, St Paul, MN 55105
The ArtScraps Reuse store is a little treasure trove of crafting materials you can browse and purchase for a fraction of what you’d spend at a chain craft store. Take your haul home and get creative!

Walker Art Center First Free Saturday: Kids Film Fair 

Walker Art Center, 725 Vineland Pl, Minneapolis, MN 55403
It’s not always easy to enjoy art with little ones (or grade schoolers or tweens, for that matter), but Walker attempts to make it a more inclusive experience during their First Free Saturdays. The museum buzzes with art-making workshops, kid films, scavenger hunts in the galleries and live performances that stretch young attention spans and might spark conversation about the art. March 5, 2022, 10am-3pm, FREE.

Walker Art Center

St Paul Chamber Orchestra Free Family Music

We’re excited for the return this weekend of SPCO’s free family programs including a Family Concert that introduces kids ages 5-12 to classical music in an interactive, storytelling style. Tickets are free but must be reserved in advance. March 5, 2022.

Como Park Zoo & Conservatory

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 Playgrounds & Play Areas

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 may be limited.

Kids Dream Family Film Series

Join us Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays thru March 6, 2022, to view favorite family flicks! Grab the family and head to your nearest participating Marcus Theatres® location. FREE tickets to the show are available this weekend –  just click here to redeem vouchers.

  • Clifford the Big Red Dog plays March 5-6, 2022. Popcorn & drink specials: $3/each.

More Things to do this weekend

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