child a budding geologist, an animal lover or the next Picasso? Our exploratory
day camp features a week of exciting activities including a visit to the
Enchanted Rock Garden, spending time with baby animals on our farm, water
activities on Lake Calhoun, creating art and more! Read more about Secrets of the Cities Adventure Day Camp
For the Kids
Saturday, April 18 • 10 – 11 a.m.
Encourage your child's love of reading in a comfortable environment as she
reads a favorite book to a therapy dog from the Pals on Paws chapter of Therapy
Dogs International at the Museum.
Saturday, April 18 • 11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. Read more about Super Pet Saturday at Minnesota Children's Museum
On Saturdays in April (4/4, 4/11, 4/18, 4/25) from 4-8pm, Sid the Science Kid will be stopping by the Minnesota Children's Museum. Bring your camera and join us in the Atrium for a special appearance by Sid the
Science Kid. Sid will also join in Big Healthy Fun! at 6 p.m.
Sid will also be making an appearance at the Museum on April 4th and 11th from 9-1pm. Sid the Science Kid will be at Imagination Corner in the Atrium at 10:30 a.m.
Bring your camera for a special photo opportunity! Read more about Sid the Science Kid Special Appearance at Minnesota Children's Museum
What makes a little one happy when skies are gray? Their sunshine, of course, but a load of bright paint and something to slather it on is surely a close second. At this eight-week cross-disciplinary art course inspired by your kids’ favorite ditties, caregivers and toddlers are invited to get messy and a bit noisy, too. Instructors from KidCreate Studios offer art direction and perhaps some background vocals, as little teapots, itsy-bitsy spiders and twinkling stars take form. Online registration closes March 9. $50. Read more about Sing-Along Art Class
Spark a love of the arts in your child with a day full of live music and opportunities for your toddlers and grade school children to explore different instruments. The day also includes arts and crafts, dance lessons and a menu of other activities—fun for the whole brood. Free. 9 a.m.–noon. Ordway Center for Performing Arts, 345 Washington St., St. Paul; 651.224.4222; ordway.org. Read more about Family Day at the Ordway Center for Performing Arts
The Southdale YMCA offers full-day recreational programs on school vacation days. Children can take advantage of the Y’s indoor and outdoor spaces with supervised activities including group games, arts and crafts, swimming, special interest clubs and cooking lessons. On Presidents’ Day, participants will also take a field trip to Stages Theatre at Hopkins Center for the Arts to view a rehearsal for the upcoming show Twelve Dancing Princesses. Children should come with a lunch, two snacks, a water bottle, swimsuit, towel and sports attire. Registration required. Grades K–6. $39. Read more about School Release at the YMCA
Dress up your little superstars in their favorite getup and rock out at the Museum New Year's Eve Party! Join for Sparkle-rama, the best kid-friendly party in town. The family will have fun as you: Read more about New Year's Eve Sparkle-rama at Minnesota Children's Museum
Encourage your child's love of reading in a comfortable environment as he or she reads a favorite book to a therapy dog from the Pals on Paws chapter of Therapy Dogs International at the Museum.
For more information, visit http://www.mcm.org/visitor-information/special-events/. Read more about Dog Tales at Minnesota Children's Museum
Enjoy beautiful music on both the guitar and ukulele, performed by Sandy Waterman. Sandy is an educator of music, co-director of music for Living Spirit UMC, jazz and classic rock keyboardist and has worked with the Saint Paul Conservatory since 2009.
Starting with a series of games based on the show, Minute to Win It, different challenges will test the dexterity and focus of young competitors. There will also be a scavenger hunt, and challenges based on another popular reality show, Survivor. To close out the day, the group will order pizza and head over to Pinstripes for two games of bowling. $25 residents, $30 non-residents. 10 a.m.-3:30 p.m. Centennial Lakes Park, 7499 France Ave. S.; 952.927.8861; edinamn.gov Read more about Centennial Lakes Challenge: School’s Out Special