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

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Family Day - KIDS THROW FREE! - At the Lumberjack

Every Sunday, kids throw free! For each paying adults, a child throws free. Book online to reserve your spot. Visit The Lumberjack for a one-of-a-kind experience. Throw axes, play board games, and be awesome. All are welcome, we'd like to wow you with exceptional service, good eats, and fun drinks. Our goal is to help you experience an unforgettable time.
Dates: 
01/16/2022
01/23/2022
01/30/2022
3:00PM-8:00PM
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Organization:

The Lumberjack

Location:

123 North 2nd St, suite 102
Stillwater, MN, 55082
United States

Phone:

(651) 705-6005

Night Trains at Twin City Model Railroad Museum

The Magic of Night Trains® returns for our 2021-2022 Season! As we did last season, we are offering limited advance ticket sales in 2 hour time blocks. $15 per guest, kids under the age of 4 are free. There will be no group rate for the 2021-2022 season due to COVID precautions.
Dates: 
01/15/2022
01/22/2022
01/29/2022
3 - 5 pm & 5 - 7 pm
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Location:

668 Transfer Road, Suite 8
Saint Paul, MN, 55114
United States

Phone:

(651) 647-9628

136th Winter Carnival - Saint Paul Winter Carnival

The Saint Paul Festival and Heritage Foundation’s 136th Saint Paul Winter Carnival will run for 10 days – all day on weekends and evenings during the week. From Friday, January 28 through Sunday, February 6, 2022, the festival will attract 250,000+ people from Saint Paul and beyond to celebrate winter in Minnesota. Landmark Center, located in the heart of downtown Saint Paul, the Minnesota State Fairgrounds, and businesses throughout the city will be venues for event festivities, which include ice carving competitions, family-friendly artistic and educational activities, and much more!
Dates: 
01/28/2022
01/29/2022
01/30/2022
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Location:

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

Phone:

651-223-4700

Lake Harriet Winter Kite Festival

After taking a pandemic pause we are excited to return to frozen Lake Harriet in 2022 with lots of great winter activities and a partnership with the Art Shanty Projects. The Kite Festival is a beautiful festival that fills the sky with colorful kites, offers winter activities for all, delicious local food trucks and FREE s’mores by the fire to warm up throughout the day.
Dates: 
01/22/2022
noon-4 pm
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Location:

Lake Harriet
43rd St. W. and E. Lake Harriet Blvd.
Minneapolis, MN, 55409
United States

Phone:

612-230-6400

Winter Fun at Viking Lakes

Life in Fresh Air happens all year at Viking Lakes - come join us this winter as we have fun for all ages.
Dates: 
01/15/2022
01/16/2022
01/17/2022
Varies based on activation and programming schedule.
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Organization:

Viking Lakes

Location:

Viking Lakes Innovation Center 2685 Vikings Circle
Eagan, MN, 55121
United States

Phone:

952-529-7438

Nature Illuminated - Minnesota Zoo

Back by popular demand, Nature Illuminated is a magical narrated journey through brilliant, oversized lit displays of your favorite animals. Join us for the return of this light spectacular of the wildest kind. Reserve your tickets now for the driving tour or our new walking experience!
Dates: 
01/15/2022
01/16/2022
Times vary, see website
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Organization:

Minnesota Zoo

Location:

13000 Zoo Boulevard
Apple Valley, MN, 55124
United States

Phone:

(952) 431-9200

Immersive Van Gogh Exhibit - Minneapolis

The Immersive Van Gogh Exhibit is taking over Lighthouse Minneapolis. Located at 1515 Central Ave, NE, Minneapolis, Lighthouse Minneapolis will be transformed into an unforgettable art experience where the art of Vincent van Gogh will come to life around you! Renowned for transforming venues into unforgettable art experiences, the Immersive Van Gogh Exhibit strives to highlight the unique architecture of its spaces while integrating influences from its history and community. Get ready to be transported the second you step inside.
Dates: 
01/15/2022
01/16/2022
01/17/2022
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Location:

Art gallery in Minneapolis
1515 Central Ave NE
Minneapolis, MN, 55413
United States

Phone:

(844) 307-4644

Jurassic Quest - Minneapolis

Jurassic Quest, the largest & most realistic traveling dinosaur show in North America, is ROARING through Minneapolis, MN! Our event features more rides, activities, & dinosaurs than ever before! Sellouts expected, buy in advance to guarantee your time slot. Timed entry eliminates crowds and allows all guests to enjoy their Quest in a safe and accessible environment. If you plan to attend, we recommend purchasing tickets online ahead of time.
Dates: 
02/04/2022
02/05/2022
02/06/2022
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Location:

Minneapolis Convention Center
1301 2nd Ave S
Minneapolis, MN, 55403
United States

Phone:

703-448-4000

Curious Critters Club

A fun and educational nature program for children ages 3 to 6. Parents drop off their child for this program.
Dates: 
01/21/2022
9:30 - 11 AM
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Organization:

Oakdale Recreation

Location:

4444 Hadley Avenue N
Oakdale, MN, 55128
United States

Phone:

651-747-3860

Second Saturdays @ REM5

Every second Saturday of the month, REM5 is opening up early so you can start your day off right. Enjoy UNLIMITED FREE COFFEE while your kids explore the worlds of ROBLOX and MINECRAFT in full virtual reality! Plus, we'll have Job Simulator as an option too!
Dates: 
02/12/2022
03/12/2022
04/09/2022
10:00 am
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Location:

4950 W 35th Street
St. Louis Park, MN, 55416
United States

Exhibit Opening Day - Thomas & Friends: Explore the Rails - Minnesota Children's Museum

Get ready to travel to the Island of Sodor with Thomas and his friends! Opening on January 15, Thomas and Friends: Explore the Rails lets little engineers lead the way on learning adventures with fun-filled stops to explore science, technology, engineering and math concepts with Thomas & Friends. Climb into Thomas’ cab, load freight into train cars and fix Percy’s wobbly wheel. It’s an opportunity to discover the engineer within and go full steam ahead into problem-solving on the Island of Sodor.
Dates: 
01/15/2022
10 am
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Location:

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

Phone:

(651) 225-6000

Jumperoo at Urban Air - ages 5 and under

We open up the park just for the little ones and their parents to jump, bounce and crawl around safely! Special time in the park just for our 5 and unders: Come play for $11.99 and 1 parent plays for FREE! Fridays from 9am-11am. Not available on school holidays or during Summer.
Dates: 
01/21/2022
01/28/2022
02/04/2022
9am - 11am
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Location:

10 Coon Rapids Boulevard
Coon Rapids, MN, 55448
United States

Phone:

(763) 244-1701

Come From Away - Hennepin Theatre Trust

Broadway’s COME FROM AWAY is a Best Musical winner all across North America! This New York Times critics’ pick takes you into the heart of the remarkable true story of 7,000 stranded passengers and the small town in Newfoundland that welcomed them. Cultures clashed and nerves ran high, but uneasiness turned into trust, music soared into the night, and gratitude grew into enduring friendships.
Dates: 
01/15/2022
01/16/2022
01/18/2022
Showtimes vary.
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Location:

Orpheum Theatre - Minneapolis, MN
910 Hennepin Avenue
Minneapolis, MN, 55403
United States