Free Twin Cities Family Events 4/9/12-4/15/12

So last week I lost my focus (I’m good at losing my focus!  I need to be better at finding it!)  and I got a little carried away with EVERYTHING that was happening and not exclusively the Family Friendly events. Now that I have my focus back, I will say that these activities are extremely family friendly.  (If Don Shelby isn’t family friendly, can someone please notify me?)  This is not an exhaustive list, so if there is something you would like me to include, please leave a comment and I would love to do that!



Everyday Events and Activities
Choo Choo Bob’s Train Store 

Como Zoo:  Bear Program 10:30 am, Zookeeper talk 11:00 pm
 State Capitol Tour 
Downtown Macy’s 8th Floor  Macy’s Flower Show
Textile Center
Tamarack Nature Center (this might have a fee, but in 2011 the fees were waived.  Does anyone know more information?)

Thanks to Free Family Fun for some of these events.
Monday 4/9/12
MN Institute of Arts:  Preregister for MIA Art Dash due by 4/12
                               (event on 4/15/12 at  9:00am)
                                If you preregister online, you can participate for free.  Otherwise it is $5/person on the
                                 day of the event.

Wild Rumpus Tail Time 
      10:30 am
Barnes & Noble Storytime:  Eagan 
     10:00 am
Barnes & Noble Storytime:  Burnsville
       11:00 am
Textile Center  Constructions in Concert 
  10:00 am-7:00 pm

Textile Center  Weavings 
  10:00 am-7:00 pm


Tuesday 4/10/12

MN Institute of Arts:  Preregister for MIA Art Dash due by 4/12
                               (event on 4/15/12 at  9:00am)
                                If you preregister online, you can participate for free.  Otherwise it is $5/person on the
                                 day of the event.

 Barnes & Noble Storytime:  Maple Grove
        10:00 am 
   The Red Balloon Bookshop Baby Storytime 
          10:30 am
   Mall of America Toddler Tuesday The Adventures of Super Stretch – Kids Yoga
         10:00 am-12:00 pm
  Dunn Brothers Coffee, Linden Hills  Kids Happy Hour 
          10:30 am-11:30 am
Pottery Barn Kids Book Club
        11:00 am-11:30 am
 Minnesota History Center Free Tuesday Nights
          5:00-8::00 pm

Textile Center  Constructions in Concert 
  10:00 am-7:00 pm

Textile Center  Weavings 
  10:00 am-7:00 pm
Dodge Nature Center Membership Orientation 
   6:00 pm-7:00 pm  (ages preschool to adult)


Wednesday 4/11/2012

MN Institute of Arts:  Preregister for MIA Art Dash due by 4/12
                               (event on 4/15/12 at  9:00am)
                                If you preregister online, you can participate for free.  Otherwise it is $5/person on the
                                 day of the event.

The Raptor Center
Northstar Museum of Boy Scouting & Girl Scouting 1:00 pm-5:00 pm
Wayzata and West End Creative Kidstuff Toddler Playtime 
     10:00 am-12:00 pm
Midtown Global Market   Wee Wednesdays 
      10:00 am-1:00 pm
The Red Balloon Bookshop Preschool Storytime 
      10:30
 Barnes & Noble Storytime:  Roseville
        10:30 am
Barnes & Noble Storytime:  Galleria, Edina 
        11:00 am

Textile Center  Constructions in Concert 
  10:00 am-7:00 pm

Textile Center  Weavings 
  10:00 am-7:00 pm




Thursday 4/12/12

MN Institute of Arts:  Preregister for MIA Art Dash due by 4/12
                               (event on 4/15/12 at  9:00am)
                                If you preregister online, you can participate for free.  Otherwise it is $5/person on the
                                 day of the event.

Northstar Museum of Boy Scouting & Girl Scouting 1:00 pm-5:00 pm

The Raptor Center
Como Zoo L’il Explorer Thursdays Featuring Fancy Flowers
          10:00-12:00 pm

Barnes & Noble Storytime:  Highland Park
     10:00 am

 Creative Kidstuff Book Nook Storytime

          11:oo am
The Red Balloon Bookshop  Toddler Storytime 
          10:30 am

Walker Art Center  Free Thursday Nights
         5:00-9:00 pm

Textile Center  Constructions in Concert 
  10:00 am-7:00 pm

Textile Center  Weavings 
  10:00 am-7:00 pm

Friday 4/13/12
The Raptor Center
Northstar Museum of Boy Scouting & Girl Scouting 1:00 pm-5:00 pm
Barnes & Noble Storytime:  Maple Grove
      10:00 am
Barnes & Noble Storytime:  Roseville 
      10:30 am
Barnes & Noble Storytime:  Apple Valley, Galleria
         11:00 am
Barnes & Noble PJRama Storytime:  Highland Park 
         7:00 pm
Midtown Global Market  Family Night 
    5:00-8:00 pm

Textile Center  Constructions in Concert 
  10:00 am-5:00 pm

Textile Center  Weavings 
  10:00 am-5:00 pm
Red Balloon Bookshop  Joyce Sidman Poetry Reception
  7:00 pm

Saturday 4/14/12
Northstar Museum of Boy Scouting & Girl Scouting 10:00 am-5:00 pm
Mall of America Theatres  Free Matinee:  Andre 
          10:00 am
Lakeshore Learning Free Crafts 
     11:00 am-3:00 pm
Textile Center  Textile Garage Sale 
     8:00 am-4:00 pm
Last Day — Textile Center  Constructions in Concert 
  10:00 am-5:00 pm

Last Day — Textile Center  Weavings 
  10:00 am-5:00 pm
Red Balloon Bookshop  Giggle, Giggle, Quack Storytime with Stages Theatre Company
     10:30 am
Wild Rumpus  Pete Hautman, The Obsidian Blade
    1:00 pm
Rum River Library Anoka  Book Club Presents:  Don Shelby
Red Balloon Bookshop  Mary Losure,  The Fairy Ring

     2:00 pm

Sunday 4/15/12
*Highlighted*  Minneapolis Institute of Arts ART Dash
  (Free if registered by 4/12/12)
   9:00 am-12:00 pm
Minneapolis Institute of Arts Target Family Day Play Ball
   11:00 am-5:00 pm

North Mississippi Regional Park  Free Family Fun Day:April Ants In Your Pants?
  1:00 pm-3:00 pm
Minnesota Children’s Museum  Free Third Sunday
   9:00 am-5:00 pm
Three Rivers Parks District–Silverwood  Walk with a Naturalist

   1:00 pm-2:00 pm

Three Rivers Parks District –Silverwood  Let’s get stARTed 
   1:00 pm-3:00 pm
   1:00 pm-3:00 pm
Three Rivers Parks District — Lowry Nature Center  Raptors in the Yard 
   2:00 pm -4:00 pm 
Three Rivers Parks District — Richardson Nature Center  Raptors in the Yard 
   3:00 pm -4:00 pm
   2:00 pm

About giannarae

I am a child of God who has been given the humbling job of being a wife and a mother to 4. Those whom He has given to me are my Sweet Peas and Buddies and one Honey.
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