Twin Cities Family More than $5: 7/8/12-7/14/12

This week’s events include our regularly recurring events and a lot of different fun things for the family!


Recurring Events
Minnesota Children’s Museum

“Go Bananas” during Imagination Corner featuring Curious George™

Tuesdays, 10:30 a.m. and Saturdays 6 p.m.
Meet Curious George after a fun and energetic special Imagination Corner program for the whole family.
$9.50


Raptor Center
Saturdays and Sundays
Raptors of Minnesota Show
When 1pm – 2pm
WhereThe Raptor Center (map)
$5.00 per child/student and $7.50 per adult.


Jackson Street Roundhouse
Ride with the historic GN 400 “Hustle Muscle
Saturdays from July 7-Sept 1
$5-$10
10:30 am-4:00 pm


MN Zoo
Behind-the-Scenes Tours
Tours must be scheduled a minimum of two weeks in advance.
Fees: $9 per person, $90 per group minimum, plus applicable admission.  Available for groups up to 20 participants (tour appropriate for grades four and up).  
Call 952.431.9218 for more information.


STAGES THEATRE CO.
$15
SEUSSICAL–TYA VERSION
JUNE 29 – AUG. 5, 2012

Stepping Stone Theatre

Pinocchio!
June 30–July 29
$10-$11

Historic Cave Tours
Lost Souls Tours
St. Paul Gangster Tours
Ghosts and Graves Tours
Twin Town Tacky Tours


MN Zoo
Odessa’s Amazing Animal Adventure!
Biodiversity Puppet Adventure for All Ages!
Saturdays and Sundays at 11 a.m., 1 p.m. and 2 p.m. in the Target®Learn

Summit Avenue Walking Tours

James J. Hill House, St. Paul MN
Dates: July 8, 2012, July 14, 2012,
Time: 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. Saturdays; 2 p.m. Sundays
Fee: $10 adults, $8 seniors and college students, $7 children ages 6-17; $2 discount for MHS members. Library passes not accepted for these tours.
Reservations: recommended, call 651-297-2555

1934: A New Deal for Artists

Closing: September 30, 2012
Hours: Museum and Stores:

Fee: $11 adults, $9 seniors and college students, $6 children ages 6-17; free for children age 5 and under and MHS members.

Minnesota’s Greatest Generation Short Plays

Dates: July 10, 2012, July 11, 2012, July 12, 2012, July 13, 2012
Time: 11:30 a.m., 12:30, 1:30 and 2:30 p.m.
Fee: $11 adults, $9 seniors and college students, $6 children ages 6-17; free for children age 5 and under and MHS members.


MN Zoo
Farmers’ Market at the Minnesota Zoo
Wednesdays  10:00 am – 2:00 pm
June 13 – October 3

MN Zoo
Aveda Butterfly Garden
June 16 – September 3
Saturday, May 26 through Sunday, September 2.



Week of Sunday July 8, 2012 – Saturday July 14, 2012
MN Zoo
Military Family Week
July 2 – July 8, 2012
Take advantage of the last day of Military Family Week!


Landmark Center
July 8
PipJazz SUNDAYS
F.K. Weyerhaeuser Auditorium; 5 pm; Tickets range from $10 to $25
Introduce your kids to a different kind of music without the Wiggles or Barney.  Just the ability to appreciate some good music.  You may want to bring some quiet activities, and sit in the back.


Hamel Rodeo and Bull Riding Bonanaza
July 8
7:30 pm
Corcoran
$7-$18
Who doesn’t love a good rodeo!  

Walker Art Center
Arty Pants: Your
Tuesday Playdate
For kids ages 3–5 and adults
Free with Admission $6-$10 (kids less than 18 free)
July 10, 2012 and July 24, 2012
11 am-1 pm
Taking advantage of these opportunities shows the Walker that you appreciate that they value children.

Bakken Museum
July 14
Super Science Second Saturday
$5-$7
This museum picques my interest.  We will be going this week to check it out.


Jackson Street Roundhouse
Tots N Trains
7/11, 7/25
10:00 am-12:00 pm
$5-$7
Who wouldn’t want to ride on a train?  Because I, for one, really want to.


MN Zoo
Family Overnights –
Growlin’ with the Grizzlies
July 13
$47-$55
What an exciting opportunity sleeping with real teddy bears!


MN Zoo
Music in the Zoo
July  13, 14
Sing Sing Sing


MN Zoo

July 24July 12 (Adult Only – age 18+)6:30 – 9:00 p.m.I was told by a very enthusiastic 5 year old that these dinosaurs are AWESOME! But remember they aren’t real!


MN Zoo
Bear Encounters
July 8, July 21 (3 spots left)
$125
Age 12-adult

Learn everything you can about bears.

Nooks and Crannies Tour

James J. Hill House, St. Paul MN
July 10, 2012
Time: 6, 6:30 and 7 p.m.
Fee: $12 adults, $10 seniors and college students, $8 children ages 6-17; $2 discount for MHS members.
Reservations: recommended, call 651-297-2555
I loved going to the James J. Hill House when I was 12.  I thought it was pretty cool.

Archaeology Weekend

July 8, 2012
1 to 4 p.m.
Fee: $3 per child (house tours available at regular fees); $2 for MHS members.
Digging up history!  What fun!

Railroad History Tour

Railroad history is all over town!

$ N/A
AQHA Region 3 Show Experience

Dates: July 11, 2012 – July 15, 2012

Location: Warner Coliseum & Livestock Area
Horses.  Not so intense as a rodeo, but fun nonetheless.

Super Golf Sale
$0-$8
Dates: July 13, 2012 – July 15, 2012
Location: Education Building
I don’t want to go, but maybe YOU play golf.

Mill City Summer Opera: Pagliacci

Mill City Museum, Minneapolis MN
Dates: July 12, 2012, July 14, 2012
Time: 8 p.m.
Fee: $22-$40 (discount for MHS members)
This is kind of late for little ones, but for older ones, this could be very exciting!


Minnesota Science Museum
July 12
Celebrate youth in our community and their interest in STEM atYouth Science Day on Thursday, July 12 from 1-4 p.m. Youth volunteers, community members and youth from the Kitty Andersen Youth Science Center will be presenting their work in STEM, and youth from all over the community are welcome to join us on this day to learn and have fun alongside their peers
$12-$36

$ N/A
AQHA Region 3 Show Experience

Dates: July 11, 2012 – July 15, 2012
Location: Warner Coliseum & Livestock Area

Horses.  Not so intense as a rodeo, but fun nonetheless.

Ramsey After Dark: Victorian Superstitions

Dates: July 13, 2012
Time: 6:30 and 7:45 p.m.
Fee: $9 adults, $8 seniors and college students and $2 discount for MHS members.
Reservations: recommended, register online
I could see a 12 year old thinking this was pretty cool!

University Grove Home Tour

Dates: July 14, 2012
Time: 9 a.m. to noon or 1 to 4 p.m.
Fee: $35, $30 for MHS members.
Reservations: required, register online
Some of those homes are AMAZING!  

Engineering the Falls: History Player William de la Barre Tour

Mill City Museum, Minneapolis MN
Dates: July 14, 2012, Aug. 5, 2012, Sept. 8, 2012, Sept. 30, 2012
Time: 1 p.m.
Fee: $14 adults, $12 seniors and college students, $10 children ages 6-17 and MHS members. Includes museum admission.
Reservations: required, call 612-341-7555 or register online
Plays are always fun.


MN Zoo
Family Zoo Adventures
July 14 (8:30-10:30 a.m.)
NEW! Dynomite Dinos
$18.50-$25
Get an up close and personal education about the animatronic dinosaurs!  And the real life ones, too!

Gibbs Farm
Country Festival:
Reminiscent of old-time country fairs.
Saturday, July 14, 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. Members enter Free, special admission rates apply to non-members $10 adult/$9 Senior/$7 children.

Gibbs farm is pure joy for city kids!  And for history lovers!

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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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