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Keri Noble

Fun Places to Take Young Kids Around The Twin Cities

 

Yesterday, we asked YOU, our listeners, for suggestions on fun, creative things you can do with little kids. We received such great feedback, we thought we'd share our findings with YOU!

Enjoy, and feel free to email us at studio@cities97.com, if you'd like to add to the list!

Be sure to click the headings for links to websites!

 

FUN OUTINGS!

CHILDREN’S MUSEUM

This was our most popular recommendation! Apparently this place is awesome for kids of all ages. I think we will definitely try to make it to St. Paul for the Children’s Museum!

COMO ZOO

We also got A TON of suggestions for Como Zoo! Our viewers said their kids love The Sparky Show, the butterfly house, and the carousel!

MINNESOTA ZOO

Enjoy a beautiful summer day or a chilly rainy day at the MN Zoo! The MN Zoo is a great go-to activity because of its excellent indoor and outdoor exhibits! Check out THESE education programs for more info!

ARTSCRAPS REUSE STORE

This craft store is also in St. Paul and features supplies made out of recycled materials. It’s pretty cheap and a great go-to place for crafts!

SKYZONE

“If they can walk, they can jump!” Skyzone is a trampoline park in Plymouth or Oakdale… while it might be best for kids who are a little older, they have Toddler Time every Tuesday and Friday morning from 9:30 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.

CLUB JUST JUMP

Indoor party place in Woodbury with Toddler Time on the 1st and 3rd Tuesday of every month from 5:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.

WATER PARK OF AMERICA

Head to Bloomington for a great time splashing around with kids of all ages!

MINNEAPOLIS INSTITUTE OF ARTS

Enjoy a crafty Family Day at the Art Museum on the 2nd Sunday of every month. You’ll make art, go on artful adventures, and meet lots of local artists from storytellers to dancers! 

CHILDREN’S THEATER

Check out fun performances all year round at the Children’s Theater in Minneapolis! Right now they’re showing Dr. Seuss’ Cat in the Hat!

MALL OF AMERICA

MOA is always great for entertainment. There’s of course Lego Land, Sea Life Minnesota Aquarium, Nickelodeon Universe, and The American Girl Store, BUT they’ve also got Toddler Tuesdays every week from 10:00 a.m. to noon that is super fun for kids and includes as discounted toddler wristband for rides!  The Mall of America also has The Barbie Dreamhouse Experience that allows visitors of all ages to experience what it would be like to live the glamorous lifestyle in Barbie’s Malibou Dreamhouse. There’s tons of interactive activities, and kids love it! 

SHOREVIEW COMMUNITY CENTER

Have fun monkeying around with your little ones in the play center or swimming at the indoor waterpark! 

MARCUS THEATERS

With locations in Duluth, Elk River, Oakdale, Shakopee, Marcus Theaters are great for cheap 2nd run movies on Sunday, Monday, and Wednesday mornings!

 

PROMOTE FUN READING!

WILD RUMPUS BOOKSTORE

Meet the animals at this fun bookstore in the Linden Hills neighborhood of Minneapolis! They’ve got “Tail Time” for babies and toddlers at 10:30 a.m. every Monday! Wild Rumpus is great for kids of all ages. And don’t forget to stop by Sebastian Joe’s Ice Cream afterwards!

RED BALLOON BOOKSHOP

This is a super fun bookstore for kids off Grand Ave. in St. Paul! Click HERE for a storytime schedule.

LIBRARIES

Lots of our listeners also suggested libraries across the TC area. Libraries are always a great go-to place, as they usually have lots of organized events for kids all summer long… and it’s all free! Here are a few links to library programs for toddlers!

Hennepin County Libraries

Ramsey County Libraries

Carver County Libraries

Dakota County Libraries

Anoka County Libraries

St. Paul Public Libraries

           

OUTDOOR ADVENTURES!

Our viewers had lots of great recommendations for fun places to run around and play outside! The list is probably infinite, but here are a few top suggestions:

Sculpture Garden at the Walker Art Center (Minneapolis) 

Minnehaha Falls Park (Minneapolis) 

Canoeing on MPLS Chain of Lakes (Minneapolis)

Elm Creek Park Reserve (Maple Grove) 

French Regional Park (Plymouth)

MN Landscape Arboretum (Chaska)

Excelsior-Lake Minnetonka Area (Excelsior)

Edinburgh Park in Edina (Edina)

Centennial Lakes (Edina)

 

 

 

 

 

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