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

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VIRTUAL EVENT: Science Tales with Audubon Society of Portland

Online: Storytime comes to life in this exciting early childhood environmental education exploration program! Kids will hear stories of the earth, animals, how to be a kid exploring the natural world around them, and much more! Students will then engage in at-home activities that connect to the themes of the book read during the session.
Dates: 
01/26/2021
3:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.
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ONLINE ONLY

Drive-Thru Ice & Snow Sculpture Park - Saint Paul Winter Carnival

Combining two signature Winter Carnival events – the Ice Carving Competition and the Snow Sculpture Contest – this drive-thru experience will take place at the State Fairgrounds each day during the Carnival. Upon entering the route, each car will receive a swag bag, bingo card, and the chance to purchase some treats to enjoy during the ride. Dozens of visual stops will showcase snow and ice masterpieces sculpted by local artisans, many of whom have participated in past Winter Carnival contests. Attendees will also be able to vote on their favorite creations, and visit with the Vulcans, the Royal Family and the Klondike Kates on select dates!
Dates: 
01/28/2021
01/29/2021
01/30/2021
Mondays-Thursdays: 4-9:30pm Fridays: 12-10pm Saturdays & Sundays: 9am-10pm
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Location:

75 5th St W
Saint Paul, MN, 55102
United States

Phone:

651-223-4700

Trout Birthday Celebration – Day 1 (Virtual) - Cold Spring Harbor Fish Hatchery & Aquarium - New York

Join us on Zoom to follow the lives of our fish from baby to adult, get a sneak-peek into our Hatch House, and watch a feeding frenzy in an outdoor pond!
Dates: 
01/30/2021
11 am - 12 pm
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Location:

ONLINE ONLY

Virtual Family Day - Saint Paul Winter Carnival

For both Saturdays during Carnival (January 30 and February 6), families can gather ‘round their computers and smart TVs in the comfort and safety of their homes to participate in our Family Day activities. Each day’s schedule will be filled with entertaining performances, educational seminars, arts and crafts lessons, storytelling sessions, and much more. This content will go live on our website, Facebook page, and YouTube channel and then be available for “re-runs” forever!
Dates: 
01/30/2021
02/06/2021
11am - 6pm
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Location:

75 5th St W
Saint Paul, MN, 55102
United States

Phone:

651-223-4700

Fire & Ice : Winter Carnival Art Show - Saint Paul Winter Carnival

AZ Gallery, in conjunction with the St Paul Winter Carnival, is excited to announce the fifth annual Fire & Ice Winter Carnival Art Show. The show will be held at AZ Gallery, 308 Prince St in the Northern Warehouse and is meant to celebrate art and Minnesota artists during the nation’s oldest and largest celebration of winter. The show will run January 9 through February 28, 2021. The actual Winter Carnival runs January 28 through February 7, 2021. Because of the pandemic, the hours of AZ Gallery have been reduced to Saturday and Sunday 10 am to 2 pm. We also plan to create a virtual gallery online to showcase the entries.
Dates: 
01/24/2021
01/30/2021
01/31/2021
10am - 2pm
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Location:

75 5th St W
Saint Paul, MN, 55102
United States

Phone:

651-223-4700

Playful Puppets & Puzzles - at ARTrageous Adventures

It's National Puzzle Day so we will be using puzzle pieces for some fun reARTcycling and creating our own puppets from a variety of materials. This camp will have an AM, PM, and Full day session available for crafting. Space will be limited so save your spot today! Remember if your child will be joining any of our full day camp sessions to pack a lunch and a water bottle. Also make sure to review our COVID safety plan or reach out to us if you have any questions. As always everyone should dress for a mess!
Dates: 
01/29/2021
10:00AM-5:00PM
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Organization:

ARTrageous Adventures

Location:

2121 W. 21st Street
Minneapolis, MN, 55404
United States

Phone:

612-423-7554

Frosty Falls Hike!

Join Naturalist Ashley on a wintery walk to the Willow Falls. This is a spectacular time of year for viewing the frost covered falls. But don’t just take our word for it, get out there and see for yourself! This will be a 4 mile hike round trip. Depending on the weather and depth of snow it could also be quite strenuous. Be sure to dress in warm layers, bring plenty of water, and good hiking boots or snowshoes.
Dates: 
02/20/2021
2 pm
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Location:

Willow River State Park
1034 Co Hwy A
Hudson, WI, 54016
United States

Phone:

715-386-9340

Indoor Eagan Market Fest

Indoor Eagan Market Fest moves to Wednesdays starting October 21 at the Eagan Community Center in the Oaks Banquet Room from 4:00 – 7:00 p.m. Shop local this winter and visit your favorite vendors inside at the Eagan Community Center. SNAP/EBT accepted onsite. Products may include: winter root vegetables, honey, jam, sauces, BBQ sauce, baked goods, frozen strudel, German sausage, and frozen pork.
Dates: 
01/27/2021
02/10/2021
02/24/2021
5 - 8 pm
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Organization:

City of Eagan

Location:

3830 Pilot Knob Rd
Eagan, MN, 55122
United States

Phone:

(651) 675-5000

Summer Intensive Auditions - The Washington Ballet

With cutting edge technology, best-in-class ballet masters and instructors, and a curriculum 75 years perfected, The Washington School of Ballet sets a new standard in ballet education. Our 2021 Summer Intensive provides students in the Upper Level (ages 12+) with the option to either train fully in-studio or in a virtual format. The Washington School of Ballet Summer Intensive gives students from around the world the opportunity to study for five weeks with our acclaimed faculty including Artistic Director Julie Kent and Professional Division Head Xiomara Reyes. Men’s division classes are led by Rinat Imaev and Damien Johnson.
Dates: 
02/06/2021
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ONLINE ONLY

CultureFest! Lunar New Year Online Event - At Penn Museum

Kickstart 2021 as CultureFest! takes over January with virtual events leading up to Lunar New Year, a festive holiday celebrated in many Asian cultures. In partnership with Send Chinatown Love.
Dates: 
01/26/2021
01/27/2021
01/28/2021
4:00PM-5:00PM EST, 3:00PM CST, 2:00PM MST, 1:00PM PST, & 12:00PM AKST
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Location:

ONLINE ONLY

Mill City Farmers Market - Winter Market

Mill City Farmers Markets is dedicated to providing a safe and reliable year-round marketplace for small farmers, makers and shoppers. Our winter farmers market will be a combination of open air shopping in train shed and Chicago Mall and select vendors indoors in the museum. To ensure everyone's safety, we will be requiring masks inside and outside, metering numbers of shoppers as needed, practicing safe physical distancing and following other safety protocol outlined on our website: http://millcityfarmersmarket.org/covid-19 Find everday groceries, unique gifts and food for holiday meals at our winter farmers market: -greenhouse grown greens -root vegetables -winter squash -fresh bread -pasture raised meat & eggs -farmstead cheeses -fermented food -maple syrup an, honey and jam -heritage grains & bean -tea, coffee and kombucha Pre-ordering groceries from our vendors creates a more efficient shopping experience (especially in cold weather!) and supports local farmers and makers, however, it is not required. Most vendors will offer walk-up sales and accept credit, cash and SNAP/EBT. Learn more at: http://millcityfarmersmarket.org/preorder
Dates: 
02/13/2021
03/13/2021
03/27/2021
10:00AM-12:00PM
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Location:

704 S 2nd St
Minneapolis, MN, 55401
United States

Phone:

(612) 341-7580

Snow Day At Willow!

Get outside and enjoy the cold and snow! Hit the sledding hill, explore the natural playground, go on a winter scavenger hunt, or even paint the snow! We will have a small number of sleds available but feel free to bring your own along.
Dates: 
02/27/2021
1 - 3 pm
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Location:

Willow River State Park
1034 Co Hwy A
Hudson, WI, 54016
United States

Phone:

Park office: (715) 386-5931

Latin Heat with the RPO

Join Principal Pops Conductor Jeff Tyzik for a musical journey from the Spanish heartland to the streets of Havana and Argentina! Featuring Bizet’s Carmen Suite, de Falla’s Ritual of Fire Dances, Lecuona’s Andalucia, Tyzik’s Three Latin Dances, and more!
Dates: 
01/24/2021
01/25/2021
01/26/2021
12 am - 11:59 pm
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Location:

ONLINE ONLY

Virtual Program: Planting for Pollinators at Reinstein Woods

It’s never too early to think about your summer garden! Discover how choosing the right plants can benefit wildlife while also beautifying your yard. Pre-registration required.
Dates: 
01/26/2021
10 am
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Location:

ONLINE ONLY

The Matzo Ball Diaries: Stories of Food and Family

FEATURING ORIGINAL L.A. CAST! - Laugh, cry, and discover the power of food to nourish, heal, or move us to action. From learning the secret to Grandma’s brisket, to personal stories of eating disorders, to the fascinating history of how the International House of Pancakes was started, true stories of food, culture, and community are blended together with a healthy dollop of humor for a truly delicious storytelling event...for anyone who loves to eat!
Dates: 
01/24/2021
01/25/2021
01/26/2021
12 am - 11:59 pm
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Location:

ONLINE ONLY

ComedySportz Goes Digital! (8 pm Eastern)

Small screen, big laughs! Amid social distancing, ComedySportz Buffalo is back in action! Watch players compete for virtual (family-friendly) comedy glory, all from the comfort of your own home! Registration is free and required through Zoom (limited to the first 100 guests). Running Time Approx 40 minutes.
Dates: 
01/30/2021
8 pm Eastern
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ONLINE ONLY

January Storytime: Dragon Dance, A Chinese New Year Book - Tennessee State Museum

Tennessee Storytime: "Dragon Dance, A Chinese New Year Book." The Chinese New Year starts on February 12 this year. Come read with us as we learn more about this special holiday!
Dates: 
01/29/2021
3:30 pm - 4 pm
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Location:

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Trace-A-Track!

Grab a track-rubbing booklet and hit the Hidden Ponds Nature Trail where you will discover 10 species of animals found here in the park. Trace their tracks and silhouettes, learn fun facts, and collect a participation prize!
Dates: 
02/13/2021
2 pm
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Location:

Willow River State Park
1034 Co Hwy A
Hudson, WI, 54016
United States

Phone:

715-386-9340

Minnesota Night Skies in February Facebook Live- with the Bell Museum of Natural History

It’s time to head outside and explore the starry skies! Join our planetarium educators on Facebook Live as they take you on a journey of what’s currently visible in the evening skies. Together, we’ll explore the sky above Minnesota, including seasonal constellations, the Moon, and visible planets. There’s something in the sky for everyone! Don’t forget to bring your questions, as we’ll save time for Q & A. Be sure to download your own current Minnesota Skies Guide. https://www.bellmuseum.umn.edu/star-map/ All ages
Dates: 
01/25/2021
5:00PM-5:30PM EST, 4:00PM-4:30PM CST, 3:00PM-3:30PM MST, 2:00PM-2:30PM PST
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Location:

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Snow Day At Willow River State Park!

Get outside and enjoy the cold and snow! Hit the sledding hill, explore the natural playground, go on a winter scavenger hunt, or even paint the snow! We will have a small number of sleds available but feel free to bring your own along.
Dates: 
01/30/2021
1 - 3 pm
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Location:

The Sledding Hill Near The Willow River Nature Center
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Hudson, WI, 54016
United States

Phone:

Park office: (715) 386-5931

Mozart & Tchaikovsky with the BPO (7 pm Eastern)

A trinity of elegant melodies cross two centuries uniting George Li’s mesmerizing performance of Mozart’s radiant Piano Concerto No. 23 with the expressive Serenade for Strings by Tchaikovsky, and contemporary composer Alan Jay Kernis’ other-worldly Musica Celestis.
Dates: 
01/26/2021
7 pm
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Location:

ONLINE ONLY

Valentines Card Making - at ARTrageous Adventures

Make your own personalized Valentines Cards this year! Book a private family/pod session to come in and create a set of cards. All supplies needed will be included in this sessions. View our booking calendar to choose your date and time.
Dates: 
01/30/2021
01/31/2021
02/05/2021
Times vary
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Organization:

ARTrageous Adventures

Location:

2121 W. 21st Street
Minneapolis, MN, 55404
United States

Phone:

612-423-7554

Doc McStuffins: The Exhibit - Minnesota Children's Museum

Experience the first-ever museum exhibit based on Disney Junior’s Peabody Award-winning television series Doc McStuffins! Doc McStuffins: The Exhibit, the highly interactive English and Spanish bilingual experience, will transport kids and families from Doc’s backyard clinic to the McStuffins Toy Hospital. There, families are invited to help Doc perform check-ups and diagnose toy patients while learning about healthy habits, compassion and nurturing care. Through imaginative play and hands-on activities, children learn important life lessons about health and wellness. Feed and rock a baby in the Nursery, take care of patients in the Emergency and Operating Rooms, give a pet an exam in the Pet Vet and so much more.
Dates: 
01/24/2021
01/25/2021
01/28/2021
9 am - 4 pm
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Location:

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

Phone:

(651) 225-6000

Once Upon A Time: An Interactive Digital Musical

Second Generation Theatre and Theatre of Youth have collaborated to create an interactive theatre experience for theatre patrons ages 5-12. ONCE UPON A TIME is a 40-minute musical presented via ZOOM. It follows traditional fairy tale characters as they learn about inner strength and becoming the heroes of their own stories. An upbeat, high energy musical with captivating melodies, ONCE UPON A TIME empowers children to proudly be themselves. **ONCE UPON A TIME requires parental participation! Parents/guardians will receive an email with information on setting up some magical items before the show for your child to discover during the performance.**
Dates: 
02/13/2021
02/14/2021
02/16/2021
varies, visit website
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Location:

ONLINE ONLY

Illuminating Autism: Building Resilience at University of Washington Autism Center

Imagine being able to help children and parents navigate through the challenges of autism. Or realize that your efforts helped advance groundbreaking research to improve interventions and create new programs. Or know that your gift helped a child enjoy the simple pleasures of summer camp. The UW Autism Center’s 5th annual benefit event, Illuminating Autism, provides the opportunity to achieve all of these dreams and more. Come join our growing community of supporters to celebrate and enjoy presentations highlighting the Center’s impact while having fun and participating in live and silent auctions.
Dates: 
01/30/2021
9:30 PM EST – 11 PM EST
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Location:

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Winter Wonders Hike at KSP!

Join the Naturalist at Kinnickinnic State Park and discover her favorite winter hiking trail. This 3-mile hike takes you through several different habitats and offers beautiful views of the Kinnickinnic River this time of the year. Please dress for the weather and bring along, water, good hiking boots, and binoculars!
Dates: 
02/06/2021
2 pm
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Location:

Kinnickinnic State Park
W11983 820th Ave
River Falls, WI, 54022
United States

Phone:

715-386-9340