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Dates: 
05/10/2018

Location:

1225 Estabrook Dr
Saint Paul, MN, 55103
United States

Phone:

(651) 487-8201
Time: 
9:30 AM - 10:30 AM

1, 2, 3 Zoo for 2s

One giraffe, two polar bears, three hedgehogs – counting at the zoo is so much fun! Join us as we play, explore, and discover the magic of numbers. You can ‘count’ on a visit from some special animal visitors, too!
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Dates: 
06/18/2018
06/19/2018
06/20/2018

Location:

2400 Third Avenue South
Minneapolis, MN, 55404
United States

Phone:

(612) 870-3000
Time: 
9:30 am to 3:30 pm

Sculpture (Ages 11–14)

Take a whirlwind tour of sculpture history, ranging from classical figures to abstract, kinetic forms. Then, sketch a concept, design, and sculpt your own 3D masterpiece to take home.
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Dates: 
05/11/2018

Location:

2400 3rd Ave S
Minneapolis, MN, 55404
United States

Phone:

(612) 874-0400
Time: 
Varies

Corduroy

CTC’s Corduroy is a non-musical production performed by a small group of adult actors. This production is a world premiere - that means this is the first time it’s ever been performed in the entire world. This show was commissioned, developed, and originally produced through our new play development lab, Threshold, here at Children’s Theatre Company in Minneapolis, MN. It is based on the books Corduroy and A Pocket for Corduroy by Don Freeman.
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Dates: 
04/28/2018

Organization:

The Works Museum

Location:

9740 Grand Avenue
Bloomington, MN, 55420
United States

Phone:

952.888.4262
Time: 
10 AM - 2 PM

Game Dev Day

You play games - or watch people play them - all the time!
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Dates: 
05/05/2018

Organization:

Union Depot

Location:

214 4th St E
Saint Paul, MN, 55101
United States

Phone:

651-202-2700
Time: 
10 AM - 5 PM

Union Depot Train Day

Union Depot Train Day will be celebrated on Saturday, May 5 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
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Dates: 
04/28/2018

Organization:

The Bakken Museum

Location:

3537 Zenith Avenue South
Minneapolis, MN, 55416
United States

Phone:

612-926-3878
Time: 
Varies

Bionics LEGO Robotics

How can humans use technology to improve their skills and abilities? Just because we can enhance human’s skills and abilities, should we? Explore these questions and many more as we explore the relations between technology and humanity.
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Dates: 
05/09/2018
05/10/2018

Location:

10 West Seventh St
Saint Paul, MN, 55102
United States

Phone:

(651) 225-6000
Time: 
10 AM - 4 PM

Transportation Week: Bus Day

The wheels on the bus go where?
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Dates: 
04/25/2018
Time: 
5:30 PM - 8 PM

Location:

University of Minnesota St Paul Student Center
2017 Buford Ave
Saint Paul, MN, 55108
United States

Phone:

612-626-9660

SciSpark 2018

Join us for a celebration of women in science with an evening of fast-paced “lightning talks” on topics relating to life sciences, hands-on science activities by Market Science and an interactive Q&A panel on gender equity and experiences in STEM.
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Dates: 
05/04/2018
05/05/2018

Location:

2500 County Road E W
Saint Anthony, MN, 55421
United States

Phone:

763-694-7707
Time: 
9:00 am -12:00 pm

Beat Back Invasives

Help preserve forests by pulling garlic mustard and narrowleaf bittercress. Registration required.
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Dates: 
06/18/2018
06/19/2018
06/20/2018

Location:

2400 Third Avenue South
Minneapolis, MN, 55404
United States

Phone:

(612) 870-3000
Time: 
1:00 pm to 4:00 pm

Sculpture (Ages 6–7; Half-day class)

Dive into Mia’s vast collection of sculpture. Sketch from masterworks, experiment and play with 3D techniques, and sculpt artworks of your own.
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Dates: 
05/12/2018
05/13/2018
Time: 
11 am–3 pm

Location:

Walker Shop
725 Vineland Pl
Minneapolis, MN, 55403
United States

Phone:

612.375.7600

Mother's Day Floral Pop-Up

Make your Mother’s Day weekend memorable by stopping by the Walker for brunch at Esker Grove and then picking up a one-of-a-kind floral arrangement by local stylists Honeycomb.Collective.
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Dates: 
05/13/2018

Location:

1225 Estabrook Dr
Saint Paul, MN, 55103
United States

Phone:

(651) 487-8201
Time: 
9 AM - 10 AM

Sensory Friendly Early Entry - May

Join us at 9:00AM for an inclusive experience designed for individuals on the autism spectrum and their families.
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Dates: 
06/25/2018
06/26/2018
06/27/2018

Location:

2400 Third Avenue South
Minneapolis, MN, 55404
United States

Phone:

(612) 870-3000
Time: 
9:30 am to 3:30 pm

Water, Colors & Watercolors (Ages 6–7)

Let’s talk about importance of water in our lives by examining artworks that feature water. We’ll also play with water as a medium and explore a variety of watercolor techniques.
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Dates: 
05/05/2018
06/02/2018

Location:

5287 Otter Lake Rd
White Bear Lake, MN, 55110
United States

Phone:

(651) 407-5350
Time: 
10 a.m. - noon

Drop-In Discovery Stations

Tamarack's Discovery Hosts will be on-hand on Saturday mornings with nature's most wonderful surprises!
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Dates: 
04/24/2018
04/26/2018
04/28/2018

Location:

1500 E. Lake Street
Minneapolis, MN, 55407
United States

Phone:

612-721-2535
Time: 
Times vary

MayDay Community Build Workshops

Help build the puppets for the MayDay Parade! During the month of April, our building is transformed into a giant studio where staff artists and volunteers create the MayDay Parade.
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Dates: 
04/28/2018
05/05/2018
05/12/2018

Organization:

The Bakken Museum

Location:

3537 Zenith Avenue South
Minneapolis, MN, 55416
United States

Phone:

612-926-3878
Time: 
Varies

Bionics

Can technology be used to enhance human performance? This spring we will investigate.
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Dates: 
05/13/2018

Location:

3675 Arboretum Dr, Chaska
Chaska, MN, 55318
United States

Phone:

952-443-1400
Time: 
9:30 AM - 1:30 PM

Mother's Day Brunch

Mother’s Day at the Arboretum: Blooms and Brunch Create an Incredible Holiday for Family and Friends
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Dates: 
05/05/2018

Location:

10 West Seventh St
Saint Paul, MN, 55102
United States

Phone:

(651) 225-6000
Time: 
10 AM - 4 PM

Transportation Week: Train Day

Celebrate the wonders of trains with us at James J. Hill's historic Jackson Street Roundhouse!
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Dates: 
04/23/2018
04/24/2018
04/25/2018

Location:

10 West Seventh St
Saint Paul, MN, 55102
United States

Phone:

(651) 225-6000
Time: 
9:00 AM - 8:00 PM CST

Daniel Tiger's Neighborhood

Open for Play! Daniel Tiger’s Neighborhood: A Grr-ific Exhibit
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Dates: 
04/23/2018

Location:

2500 County Road E W
Saint Anthony, MN, 55421
United States

Phone:

763-694-7707
Time: 
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Unci Maka: Our Relationship with Mother Earth

Explore our connection with grandmother earth with Cante Suta-Francis Bettelyoun, coordinator of Native American Medicine Gardens. From microbes to earthworms to mammals, discuss how indigenous cultural practices help create healthy soils, which leads to a healthy environment. Discover how each of us can heal our environments with microbes, water, soil and plants.
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Dates: 
05/06/2018

Location:

10 West Seventh St
Saint Paul, MN, 55102
United States

Phone:

(651) 225-6000
Time: 
10 AM - 4 PM

Transportation Week: Bike Day

Studies have shown that riding a bike everyday makes you more awesome.
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Dates: 
04/27/2018
04/28/2018
04/29/2018

Location:

1111 Mainstreet
Hopkins, MN, 55343
United States

Phone:

(952) 979-1111
Time: 
Varies

Crenshaw

This magically engaging story, proving that family, friendship and resilience are found in the heart of the imagination, will grace our Hopkins Jaycees Studio in May. Crenshaw is a cat. He’s large, he’s outspoken, and…he’s imaginary. This unforgettable creature comes into 10 year old Jackson’s life to help him and his family as they fall on hard times and may have to live in their minivan…again. But is an imaginary friend enough to save this family from losing everything? This world premiere adaptation, based on the touching book by the Newbery Medal-winning author of The One and Only Ivan, confirms that friends matter—whether real or imaginary.
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Dates: 
04/30/2018

Location:

2500 County Road E W
Saint Anthony, MN, 55421
United States

Phone:

763-694-7707
Time: 
7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Art When the Moon Is Full: Pink Moon

Enjoy blooming wildflowers and soak up the full moon. Make an art project with pressed native plants to celebrate the arrival of spring. Reservations required.
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Dates: 
05/11/2018

Location:

10 West Seventh St
Saint Paul, MN, 55102
United States

Phone:

(651) 225-6000
Time: 
3 PM - 8 PM

Transportation Week: Car Day

Float like a Cadillac, sting like a Beemer!
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Dates: 
05/05/2018
05/06/2018

Organization:

Walker Art Center

Location:

1750 Hennepin Ave
Minneapolis, MN, 55403
United States

Phone:

612.375.7600
Time: 
10 am–6 pm

First Free Saturday: Move to the Music

Get together at Free First Saturday in May and enjoy folk singer Alastair Moock’s rompin’ concert, featuring tunes for the whole family!
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Dates: 
05/01/2018

Location:

3675 Arboretum Dr, Chaska
Chaska, MN, 55318
United States

Phone:

952-443-1400
Time: 
1:15 PM - 2:30 PM

Ready, Set, Grow! Home School Day: Grades K - 1 w/Educator

Advance Registration Required Register online at http://www.arboretum.umn.edu/homeschools.aspx or call 612-301-1210
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Dates: 
04/26/2018
04/27/2018
04/28/2018

Location:

2400 3rd Ave S
Minneapolis, MN, 55404
United States

Phone:

(612) 874-0400
Time: 
Varies

Dr. Seuss's The Lorax

The silky soft tufts of the Truffula trees, are the perfect stuffs to knit the perfect Thneeds. But the first chop, chop of the perilous ax, begins the powerful tale of The Lorax. When the last tree of the forest falls, was it worth losing paradise for nothing at all? The most beloved environmental tale of all time, The Lorax will have you singing in Seussian rhymes!
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Dates: 
05/08/2018

Location:

10 West Seventh St
Saint Paul, MN, 55102
United States

Phone:

(651) 225-6000
Time: 
3 PM - 8 PM

Transportation Week: Construction Day

Do you know what's the hardest part about learning to drive or ride a bike?
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Dates: 
04/25/2018
04/26/2018
04/27/2018

Location:

1111 Mainstreet
Hopkins, MN, 55343
United States

Phone:

(952) 979-1111
Time: 
Varies

Whoever You Are

This spring we bring to life the poignantly inspiring story-poem by the popular, best-selling children’s author, Mem Fox. Every day, everywhere, all over the world, “Joys are the same, and love is the same, pain is the same, and blood is the same. Smiles are the same, and hearts are just the same.” Come with us as we soar to the heart of imagination with a world-premiere musical adaptation that weaves across cultures and generations to celebrate the bond that unites us all.
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Dates: 
06/18/2018
06/19/2018
06/20/2018

Location:

2400 Third Avenue South
Minneapolis, MN, 55404
United States

Phone:

(612) 870-3000
Time: 
9:30 am to 3:30 pm

Picturesque Painting (Ages 8–11)

We’ll paint views of the city outside, take in landscape paintings and drawings in Mia’s collection, and learn about horizon lines, foreground, middle ground, and backgrounds.
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Dates: 
06/20/2018

Location:

2400 Third Avenue South
Minneapolis, MN, 55404
United States

Phone:

(612) 870-3000
Time: 
10:30 am to 11:30 am

Kinetic Sculpture (Ages 2-5 with an adult)

Get your body moving by mirroring poses in the galleries. Then take that creative momentum into the studio to create a kinetic sculpture of your own.
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Dates: 
05/10/2018

Location:

10 West Seventh St
Saint Paul, MN, 55102
United States

Phone:

(651) 225-6000
Time: 
3 PM - 8 PM

Transportation Week: Motorcycle Day

Start seeing motorcycles...at MTM's first Motorcycle Show!
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Dates: 
05/06/2018

Organization:

The Raptor Center

Location:

1920 Fitch Ave
Saint Paul, MN, 55108
United States

Phone:

612-624-4745
Time: 
12 PM - 4 PM

Free Family Fun Day: Wild Things

Goodhue County has an interesting history which intertwines with the natural environment.
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Dates: 
04/24/2018
06/14/2018
06/15/2018

Location:

3675 Arboretum Dr, Chaska
Chaska, MN, 55318
United States

Phone:

952-443-1400
Time: 
9:30 a.m - 11:00 a.m

PeaPods for Preschoolers

Explore the natural world with your preschooler. Together you will discover trees blooming with bursting buds, a rainbow of flowers decorating the gardens, and singing chorus frogs ready to spring into summer! Enjoy this opportunity to experience a free, introductory session of PeaPods for Preschoolers with your young child. The "Spring into Summer" theme will include: planting, art, sensory and science discovery zones, action and music, story time, Green Play Yard adventures, greenhouse exploration and snack. Come play, learn and spring into summer! The Spring into Summer celebration is intended as a free introductory program for first time participants to try the PeaPods for Preschoolers program before purchasing the full Summer 2018 series. The program is designed for 3-5 year olds together with an adult.
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Dates: 
07/11/2018

Location:

2400 Third Avenue South
Minneapolis, MN, 55404
United States

Phone:

(612) 870-3000
Time: 
10:30 am to 11:30 am

Puppetry & Performance (Ages 2-5 with an adult)

Check out a performance in the galleries, get your hands on—or in—some handmade puppets, and create one of your own to take home.
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Dates: 
05/19/2018

Location:

1225 Estabrook Dr
Saint Paul, MN, 55103
United States

Phone:

(651) 487-8201
Time: 
8 AM - 10 AM

Primate Potluck - Family Class

Nothing sounds more fun than spending the 'prime' morning hours with some primates!
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Dates: 
04/23/2018
04/24/2018
04/25/2018

Organization:

Minnesota Zoo

Location:

13000 Zoo Blvd
Apple Valley, MN, 55124
United States

Phone:

(952) 431-9200
Time: 
9:00 am — 4:00 pm

Farm Babies

Gather the whole family and celebrate spring at the Wells Fargo Family Farm.
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Dates: 
04/27/2018

Organization:

Minnesota Zoo

Location:

13000 Zoo Blvd
Apple Valley, MN, 55124
United States

Phone:

(952) 431-9200
Time: 
9 AM - 2 PM

Blue at the Zoo

Join the Apple Valley Police Department along with many of our area law enforcement partners at the 2nd annual "Blue at the Zoo" event.
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Dates: 
05/07/2018

Location:

10 West Seventh St
Saint Paul, MN, 55102
United States

Phone:

(651) 225-6000
Time: 
3 PM - 8 PM

Transportation Week: Service Day

Celebrate the service vehicles that help keep our cities going everyday!
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Dates: 
05/10/2018

Organization:

Minnesota Zoo

Location:

13000 Zoo Blvd
Apple Valley, MN, 55124
United States

Phone:

(952) 431-9200
Time: 
5:30 PM - 8:30 PM

Heroes for Horns

BE A HERO. PROTECT THE DESERT BLACK RHINO.
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Dates: 
05/12/2018
05/13/2018

Location:

1225 Estabrook Dr
Saint Paul, MN, 55103
United States

Phone:

(651) 487-8201
Time: 
80:00 AM - 6:00 PM

Mother's Day Bonsai Show

Take Mom to this annual tradition!
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