Kids Activities in the Minneapolis Minnesota Area | Kids Out and About Minneapolis/St. Paul

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FEATURED EVENTS

Dates: 
01/23/2018
01/24/2018
01/25/2018

Location:

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

Phone:

(612) 874-0400
Time: 
Varies

TheWiz

Ease on down the road with Dorothy and her friends in this dazzling mixture of rock and soul music. Embark on this Oz-some adventure through a magic land where you will meet funky monkeys, winkies, Addaparle and Evillene. You don’t need a wizard – just believe in yourself to find home and feel that brand-new day!
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Dates: 
03/26/2018
03/27/2018
03/28/2018

Organization:

The Works Museum

Location:

9740 Grand Avenue
Bloomington, MN, 55420
United States

Phone:

952.888.4262
Time: 
9 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Spring Break Camps For Kids

Looking for a Spring Break Camp in the Twin Cities area? Whether you’re seeking childcare during school release days or simply want to add some structure to your kids’ spring break, The Works Museum can help with our day camps for school-aged kids.
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Dates: 
01/20/2018

Location:

2400 Third Avenue South
Minneapolis, MN, 55404
United States

Phone:

(612) 870-3000
Time: 
1:00 pm to 3:00 pm

CREATIVE SATURDAYS: Basic Figure Drawing (Ages 11-14)

Join us on the 3rd Saturday of the month for Creative Saturdays! Young artists will tap into their inner creativity, experiment with a wide range of fun materials, and get introduced to the basic elements of art.
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Dates: 
02/17/2018

Location:

2400 Third Avenue South
Minneapolis, MN, 55404
United States

Phone:

(612) 870-3000
Time: 
10:00 am to 12:00 pm

CREATIVE SATURDAYS: Introduction to Painting (Ages 7-10)

Join us on the 3rd Saturday of the month for Creative Saturdays! Young artists will tap into their inner creativity, experiment with a wide range of fun materials, and get introduced to the basic elements of art.
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Dates: 
02/03/2018

Location:

120 Kellogg Blvd W
Saint Paul, MN, 55102
United States

Phone:

(651) 221-9444
Time: 
1 to 4 p.m.

Asian Americans In Science

Meet science and technology professionals from a variety of Asian backgrounds and have a blast with their interactive displays and presentations.
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Dates: 
02/24/2018

Location:

120 Kellogg Blvd W
Saint Paul, MN, 55102
United States

Phone:

(651) 221-9444
Time: 
Noon to 4 p.m.

Star Wars Day

Meet members of the 501st Legion and participate in design-based activities with a Star Wars spin!
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Dates: 
01/20/2018
01/21/2018
01/22/2018

Location:

100 Sam Bloomer
Stillwater , MN, 55347
United States

Phone:

(888) 407-4054
Time: 
Monday – Thursday: 4 pm – 9 pm Closed Tuesday Friday: 4 pm – 10:30 pm Saturday: 11 am – 10:30 pm Sunday: 12 pm-8 pm ** Dates and hours may change on holidays Saturday, 12pm-10pm Sunday, 12pm-8pm

Ice Castles

Imagine a magical collision of the Apostle Island ice caves, frozen waterfalls, and glaciers -- formed into towering organic archways, tunnels, and more!
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Dates: 
01/25/2018
01/26/2018
01/27/2018
Time: 
event times vary

Location:

Rice Park
109 4th Street W
Saint Paul, MN, 55102
United States

Phone:

651-223-4700

Saint Paul Winter Carnival

It’s the most wonderful time of the year, and Rice Park has the events to prove it during the entire Winter Carnival.
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Dates: 
01/27/2018

Location:

120 Kellogg Blvd W
Saint Paul, MN, 55102
United States

Phone:

(651) 221-9444
Time: 
1 to 4 p.m.

American Indians In Science

Don’t miss this opportunity for mind-blowing activities with scientists, engineers, and educators from Minnesota’s American Indian community.
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Dates: 
01/21/2018

Organization:

Dodge Nature Center

Location:

365 Marie Ave W
West Saint Paul, MN, 55118
United States

Phone:

(651) 455-4531
Time: 
1-3 p.m.

Color Your Way: Backyard Critters

Bring out your inner child by joining Dodge Nature Center for a colorful experience. Nature is full of colors that teach us about the natural world. Learn about the wild visitors that share our yards with us by coloring with a Dodge naturalist to create your own field guide. All materials included.
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Dates: 
02/10/2018

Organization:

The Works Museum

Location:

9740 Grand Avenue
Bloomington, MN, 55420
United States

Phone:

952.888.4262
Time: 
1 p.m. – 4 p.m.

Explore It!: Engineering in the Environment

Learn about engineering within the natural world, featuring the National Weather Service and other partner organizations.
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Dates: 
01/20/2018
01/21/2018
01/26/2018

Location:

1800 West Old Shakopee Road
Bloomington, MN, 55431
United States

Phone:

952-563-8700
Time: 
various times, check website

Winter Fete

Join Bloomington Parks and Recreation and area sponsors in welcoming winter during the 15th Annual Winter Fete celebration.
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Dates: 
01/20/2018
01/21/2018
01/24/2018

Location:

1111 Mainstreet
Hopkins, MN, 55343
United States

Phone:

(952) 979-1111
Time: 
varies

Leo Lionni’s FREDERICK

Cozy in this winter for the heartwarming story of Frederick as he shows us that everyone has something special to give to the world.
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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: 
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: 
02/19/2018

Organization:

The Works Museum

Location:

9740 Grand Avenue
Bloomington, MN, 55420
United States

Phone:

952.888.4262
Time: 
9 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Presidents Day Camp at The Works Museum

Are you looking for School Break Camps in the Twin Cities to engage your budding engineers? Our school holiday camps fit the bill!
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Dates: 
02/17/2018

Location:

2400 Third Avenue South
Minneapolis, MN, 55404
United States

Phone:

(612) 870-3000
Time: 
1:00 pm to 3:00 pm

CREATIVE SATURDAYS: Introduction to Painting (Ages 11-14)

Join us on the 3rd Saturday of the month for Creative Saturdays! Young artists will tap into their inner creativity, experiment with a wide range of fun materials, and get introduced to the basic elements of art.
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Dates: 
01/20/2018
01/21/2018

Organization:

Minnesota Twins

Location:

1 Twins Way
Minneapolis, MN, 55403
United States

Phone:

(612) 659-3400
Time: 
Friday, January 19: 4 pm - 9:30 pm Saturday, January 20: 9 am - 6 pm Sunday, January 21: 9 am - 2 pm

TwinsFest 2018

TwinsFest will feature interactive activities and behind-the-scenes fan experiences that celebrate Twins baseball and Target Field. As in years past, more than 60 current, former and future Twins players are expected to appear throughout the course of the weekend.
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Dates: 
01/22/2018
02/12/2018
02/26/2018

Organization:

Brookdale Library

Location:

6125 Shingle Creek Pkwy.
Brooklyn Center, MN, 55430
United States

Phone:

612-543-5600
Time: 
3:30 pm - 5 pm

Teen Geekery Club

Are you an anime and manga fan? A cosplayer? A fan of Doctor Who, Sherlock, Homestuck or Supernatural? If yes to any of these, Teen Geekery Club is for you! Watch anime, share your artwork and discuss your favorite fandoms.
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Dates: 
01/21/2018
02/11/2018
03/11/2018

Organization:

The Bakken Museum

Location:

3537 Zenith Avenue South
Minneapolis, MN, 55416
United States

Phone:

612-926-3878
Time: 
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Drawing Machine

Can you build a drawing machine from basic art and office supplies? Using a motor, battery, and things found in a desk drawer we will build machines that can draw with a marker.
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Dates: 
01/26/2018

Location:

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

Phone:

(651) 225-6000
Time: 
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM CST

Daniel Tiger's Neighborhood: Members-Only Sneak Peek

Museum members get a special sneak peek of Daniel Tiger's Neighborhood, A Grr-iffic Exhibit -- coming to Minnesota for the first time ever.
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Dates: 
01/27/2018

Organization:

Lake Harriet Park

Location:

4135 W Lake Harriet Parkway
Minneapolis, MN, 55409
United States

Phone:

612-230-6400
Time: 
12 pm - 4 pm

Lake Harriet Winter Kite Festival

Kites of all shapes, sizes, colors and themes will fly over frozen Lake Harriet. Other fun family activities at the festival include ice fishing, horse-drawn wagon rides, snowshoeing, and a marshmallow roast.
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Dates: 
01/26/2018
02/02/2018
02/09/2018

Organization:

Can Can Wonderland

Location:

755 Prior Ave N, Ste 004
Saint Paul, MN, 55104
United States

Phone:

(651) 925-2261
Time: 
7 pm - 8:30 pm

Jesters Comedy Improv: Family Friendly edition

Since 2011, the comedians of Jesters Comedy Improv have been performing weekly improvisational, game-style comedy in Roseville, delivering 90 minutes of laughter to sold-out audiences every weekend. And now, they bring their five-star performances to the stage at Can Can Wonderland!
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Dates: 
02/24/2018

Organization:

The Works Museum

Location:

9740 Grand Avenue
Bloomington, MN, 55420
United States

Phone:

952.888.4262
Time: 
9 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Tech Fest – A Family Engineering & Technology Fair

Every February, The Works Museum brings together Twin Cities experts in technology and science to inspire kids and families. Kids are natural engineers, full of questions such as why, how, and what if I did it differently? Tech Fest gathers corporations, educational institutions, and other nonprofits working in engineering and technology to share their work and inspire kids. Together, we encourage kids to keep asking those questions and to pursue their passions for STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math).
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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: 
01/21/2018
02/11/2018
03/11/2018

Organization:

The Bakken Museum

Location:

3537 Zenith Avenue South
Minneapolis, MN, 55416
United States

Phone:

612-926-3878
Time: 
Check website for details

Cardboard Arcades

Build your own custom arcade game. Using cardboard and simple circuits master the art of cardboard construction to build your own interactive game.
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Dates: 
04/21/2018
04/28/2018
05/05/2018

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: 
01/27/2018
Time: 
2 and 5:30 pm

Location:

State Theatre
805 Hennepin Avenue
Minneapolis, MN, 55402
United States

Phone:

612.455.9500

Daniel Tiger’s Neighborhood

The legacy of the beloved “Mister Rogers” lives on with the hit television series, Daniel Tiger’s Neighborhood. Now, Daniel and all of his friends are hopping aboard Trolley to delight live audiences with DANIEL TIGER’S NEIGHBORHOOD LIVE!
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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: 
01/27/2018

Organization:

The Works Museum

Location:

9740 Grand Avenue
Bloomington, MN, 55420
United States

Phone:

952.888.4262
Time: 
10 a.m – 3 p.m.

Maker Meet-Up Family Event

Join The Works Museum for our first ever Maker Meet-Up! Making things is incredibly powerful and anyone can do it. Stop by to meet Twin Cities makers showcasing their work and try your hand at making with real tools and materials.
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Dates: 
02/18/2018

Location:

120 Kellogg Blvd W
Saint Paul, MN, 55102
United States

Phone:

(651) 221-9444
Time: 
Noon to 4 p.m.

Sparkle, Slime and Speed

National Engineers Week happens in February of each year. The Science Museum and the Society of Women Engineers invite visitors to celebrate during the Spark, Slime, and Speed event. With five interactive experiments representing different areas of engineering, the event will open kids’ eyes to the wonderful world of engineering and science. Kids will build and perform the experiments with the help of real engineers. Included in regular museum admission.
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Dates: 
02/19/2018

Organization:

Augsburg College

Location:

2211 Riverside Ave
Minneapolis, MN, 55454
United States

Phone:

(612) 330-1000
Time: 
9 a.m. to 12 p.m.

President's Day Camp/3-vs-3 Tournament

This camp typically fills up fast. Players work on basic skills for the first half and then play in a 3-vs-3 tournament for the second half. Players can create their own team by noting 2 or 3 friends they want to play with, note one friend they want to be grouped with, or sign up individually and be placed on a team.
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Dates: 
02/17/2018

Location:

120 Kellogg Blvd W
Saint Paul, MN, 55102
United States

Phone:

(651) 221-9444
Time: 
Noon to 4 p.m.

Play.Tinker. Make. Engineer

During our recurring Play. Tinker. Make. Engineer. events, the Science Museum invites you to use an assortment of materials, tools, and technologies to explore and create. Our design- and play-based activities are experimental, fun, and intended to create opportunities for open-ended exploration. You’ll play, tinker, and make your way to science inspiration!
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Dates: 
02/03/2018
02/10/2018
02/19/2018

Organization:

The Bakken Museum

Location:

3537 Zenith Avenue South
Minneapolis, MN, 55416
United States

Phone:

612-926-3878
Time: 
11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

Code Art

This code is no secret, it's like art! Learn how to use coding skills to create designs and generate interesting patterns!
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Dates: 
02/24/2018

Organization:

Mill City Museum

Location:

704 South 2nd St.
Minneapolis, MN, 55401
United States

Phone:

612-341-7555
Time: 
11:00 am - 3:00 pm

STEM Family Day

History and science come together in a day of family activities focusing on the role of STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math) in the past and present of the Minneapolis riverfront.
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Dates: 
01/28/2018
02/25/2018
03/25/2018

Organization:

The Bakken Museum

Location:

3537 Zenith Avenue South
Minneapolis, MN, 55416
United States

Phone:

612-926-3878
Time: 
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Light Up Wristbands

Wire-up your own light up wristband and you can have light anywhere and add some flair to your fitness routine. Customize your wristband with LEDs of any size and color you choose!
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Dates: 
04/07/2018
04/14/2018
04/21/2018

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: 
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: 
02/19/2018

Organization:

Camp Fire Minnesota

Location:

4829 Minnetonka Blvd., Suite 202
St. Louis Park, MN, 55416
United States

Phone:

612-235-7284
Time: 
Check-in 8:00-8:30am; Check-out 4:30-5:15pm

Out-of-School Day Camps Presidents’ Day

School is out and camp is in session! Spend the day exploring Tanadoona and experience all that camp has to offer in winter. We will have a blast together doing activities like arts and crafts, fort building, nature lessons, camp games, team-building and building a campfire. If the weather cooperates, we will also build snow sculptures and take a snowshoe hike. Be sure to dress warmly and pack a nut-free lunch and water bottle, snack will be provided. Check-in 8:00-8:30am; Check-out 4:30-5:15pm
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Dates: 
02/02/2018
02/03/2018
02/07/2018
Time: 
varies

Location:

Howard Conn Fine Arts Center
1900 Nicollet Ave
Minneapolis, MN, 55403
United States

Phone:

612-623-9080

MVP, The Jackie Robinson Story

Jackie Robinson broke the color barrier in 1947 and showed a segregated country that the talent of the player – not the color of his skin – are what make him a valuable member of a team. Robinson faced overwhelming prejudice with perseverance and dignity. Join us for this inspirational story of one of American’s true heroes.
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Dates: 
01/26/2018
02/02/2018
02/09/2018

Organization:

Windom Northeast Park

Location:

2251 NE Hayes St.
Minneapolis, MN, 55418
United States

Phone:

612-370-4905
Time: 
6-8 pm

Fire & Ice Family Skate Night

Fire & Ice!! Bring the whole family for a fun night of skating & sledding, We will have a fire pit to keep warm and make smores, Hot Cocoa and popcorn will be served as well.
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Dates: 
02/16/2018

Organization:

Augsburg College

Location:

2211 Riverside Ave
Minneapolis, MN, 55454
United States

Phone:

(612) 330-1000
Time: 
9 a.m. to 12 p.m.

Shooting Camp

After playing some pickup soccer to start the morning, kids ages 6-12 can enjoy lots and lots of shooting games! College coaches and players will demonstrate and review the fundamentals associated with shooting, then kids will be broken into groups to practice their technique and participate in shooting games.
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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: 
01/27/2018

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: Opening Day

Coming to Minnesota for the first time ever: Daniel Tiger’s Neighborhood: A Grr-ific Exhibit. Children play, sing, explore and pretend in favorite places from Daniel Tiger’s Neighborhood.
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Dates: 
02/11/2018
Time: 
2pm

Location:

Orchestra Hall
1111 Nicollet Mall
Minneapolis, MN, 55403
United States

MYS Winter Concert

Featuring Symphony Solo Competition Winner pianist Shuen Wu performing Piano Concerto No.1, third movement by Pyotr Ilych Tchaikovsky.
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Dates: 
01/20/2018
01/27/2018
02/03/2018

Organization:

The Bakken Museum

Location:

3537 Zenith Avenue South
Minneapolis, MN, 55416
United States

Phone:

612-926-3878
Time: 
Varies

Machine Art LEGO Robotics

Can machines create art? If people make machines and the machines make art, do we credit the person or the machine? Join us this winter as we build LEGO Robots that can draw in creative and interesting ways.
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Dates: 
02/10/2018

Location:

120 Kellogg Blvd W
Saint Paul, MN, 55102
United States

Phone:

(651) 221-9444
Time: 
Noon to 4 p.m.

Darwin Day

Celebrate Charles Darwin’s birthday at the museum. Participate in family friendly activities throughout the museum galleries.
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Dates: 
02/04/2018
03/04/2018
04/08/2018

Organization:

The Bakken Museum

Location:

3537 Zenith Avenue South
Minneapolis, MN, 55416
United States

Phone:

612-926-3878
Time: 
Check website for details

Programming Sound

Program your own personal theme song! Learn the basics of programming by coding music into a Basic Stamp micro-controller.
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Dates: 
01/20/2018

Location:

120 Kellogg Blvd W
Saint Paul, MN, 55102
United States

Phone:

(651) 221-9444
Time: 
1 to 4 p.m.

¡Amantes dela Ciencia!

Make things and discover science with the inspiring science and education professionals from the Twin Cities Latino and Hispanic communities.
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Dates: 
01/20/2018
01/27/2018

Organization:

The Bakken Museum

Location:

3537 Zenith Avenue South
Minneapolis, MN, 55416
United States

Phone:

612-926-3878
Time: 
11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

Drawing Machines

Experiment with machines that can draw or sketch creative images!
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Dates: 
02/17/2018
02/24/2018
03/03/2018

Organization:

The Bakken Museum

Location:

3537 Zenith Avenue South
Minneapolis, MN, 55416
United States

Phone:

612-926-3878
Time: 
Varies

Machine Art

Join us this winter as we tinker and experiment with machines that draw and creatively create images.
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