Family Activities

Indoors

Outdoors

Alexander Ramsey HouseAirplane rides at Flying Cloud Airport
Bakken MuseumArboretum – biking, tram ride
Bell MuseumBeach –  Bush Lake, Riley, Excelsior, Shady Oak
Chanhassen Weather StationBike trails – Luce Line, Cannon Valley Trail, Lakes
Children’s MuseumComo Zoo
Cinema GrillCorn maze (Sever’s)
Community Center: pool or ice skatingDowntown – cave tours, River City Trolley Tour
Dairy Queen or CulversEloise Butler Wildflower Garden
Foshay Tower Observation DeckExcelsior/Lake Minnetonka/Wayzata – boat cruise
Governor’s mansion toursFarmers market
Hub Hobby or Michael’s (shop to find a craft to learn)Fishing
James J. Hill HouseFort Snelling (birthday parties too!)
Library programsFossil hunting & caves
Mall of America / The Park at MOAGeocaching / Letterboxing
Mill City MuseumGlider rides at Faribault Airport
Minneapolis Institute of ArtHennepin Park activities
Minnesota History CenterJeffers Petroglyphs
Omnitheater / IMAX (Science Museum, Zoo)Kite flying
Orchestra HallLake Calhoun/Harriet: bandstand, trolley ride, rollerblading, biking, bandshell events
Pavek MuseumMini-Golf: Lilliput, Birdies, Dred Scott, Fore Season, Veterans
PlanetariumMinnehaha Falls & Minnehaha Depot
PlayWorksMinnesota Zoo – animals, classes, concerts
Quilt class for kids at The SamplerMississippi River – hike, bike, paddleboat cruise
Raptor CenterMurphy’s Landing
Rock Climbing – REI / Dick’s Sporting GoodsNature Centers (Hyland, Lowry, Woodlake)
Science Museum (also Museum of Questionable Medical Devices here)Parks/Playground – Bryant, French Regional, Hyland, Lone Lake, Veterans Memorial
State Capitol Building tourRenaissance Festival
Theater: Children’s, Guthrie, Old Log, StagesRent paddle-boat or canoe
Walker Art CenterSculpture Garden
Water Treatment Plant (Eden Prairie or Shakopee)Sibley historic site in Mendota
Weaving at Saori Free-Style Weaving StudioStaring Lake – biking, concerts, frisbee golf, hiking, playground
The WorksState Fair
Strawberry/blueberry/apple picking
ValleyFair
Walk near Riverplace and St. Anthony Main
Walk the Stone Arch Bridge in downtown Mpls
Water Park – Edina Pool, Richfield, St. Louis Park