Free, $5 or Less, and More than $5 Labor Day Weekend Activities August 31-September 3


This is a work in Progress. I will be updating frequently as I learn about more opportunities!

Free (Throughout Weekend)

Como Zoo and Conservatory Events

  • Como Town (fee for rides)
  • Summer Flower Show
  • Bear Program
  • Sparky The Sea Lion Show
  • The Mystery of the Plastic Disaster
  • The Chipotle Edible Garden Demonstration
  • Seal Island Training Demonstration
  • Bear Banter


Raptor Center
On Site Tours

Summer Dreams


Grand Hand Gallery Art Exhibit
619 Grand Ave
St Paul, MN 55102
Phone: 651-312-1122
July 14 – September 2, 2012


August 2012 Artists of the MonthNorthern Clay Art Gallery 2424 Franklin Ave EMinneapolis, MN 55406
Phone: 612-339-8007
Fax: 612-339-0592
nccinfo@northernclaycenter.org
Aug 2, 2012 – Sep 2, 2012


Dated 

(thanks to Free Family Fun and Lollipopolis)
Friday August 31
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
Family Night
Midtown Global Market
5:00-8:00 pm

Saturday September 1
Mall of America Theatres
10:00 am

Yogi Bear

Free Crafts
Lakeshore Learning
11:00 am-3:00 pm
Saturday LIVE!
Central Library in St. Paul
11:15-12:00
Saturday Storytime
Boneshaker Books
11:30 am
Springbrook Nature Center
Animal Feeding
10am – 11am

Pierre Bottineau Open House
Elm Creek Park Reserve
Saturday, September 1
1-4 p.m.

Walker Art Center 
Free First Saturdays:  Get UP And Read
10:00 am-5:00 pm
Story Time with Nancy Carlson, 10:30 and 11:30 am, 12:30 pm

Art Activity: Book-Making, 10 am–3 pm
Get Up and Read, 10 am–3 pm
Make Your Own Trail Mix, 10 am–1 pm

Heartfelt 
Sidewalk Saturdays
Woolly Bumble Bees
11:00 AM-2:00 PM


Sunday September 2 


Kroening Interpretive Center
North Mississippi Regional Park


Free Family Fun Day: Bees and Wasps
1-3 p.m.
Monday September 3

Richardson Nature Center
 Hyland Lake Park Reserve
 2-3 p.m.






$5 or Less
LABOR DAY WEEKEND AT THE LANDING
The Landing-Minnesota River Heritage Park
Labor Day Weekend
10 a.m.-5 p.m.
Cost is $5 for ages 18-64
$3 for ages 2-17 and seniors.
Children under 2 are admitted free of charge.


Como Harriet Streetcar Line
Lake Harriet
various times
$2 person, $5 all day pass
Excelsior Streetcar Line
Excelsior
various times
$2 person, $5 all day pass
State Capitol Art Treasure Hunt
  $2
Caponi Art Park

Friday, August 31 
Walk When the Moon is Full at Eastman: Blue Moon
Eastman Nature Center
Friday, August 31
8-9:30 p.m.
for ages 6+
Cost is $5  

Walk When the Moon is Full: Moth Moon
Kroening Interpretive Center
Friday, August 31
8-9:30 p.m.
ages 6+
Cost is $5

Walk When the Moon is Full at Richardson: Blue Moon
Richardson Nature Center
Friday, August 31
8-9:30 p.m.
for ages 6+
Cost is $5

Walk When the Moon is Full at Lowry: Blue Moon
Lowry Nature Center
Friday, August 31
for ages 6+
Cost is $5


Saturday, September 1
Saturday Morning on the Farm
Gale Woods Farm
Saturday, September 1
10 a.m.-1 p.m.
for ages 2+
Cost is $4
 

Sunday, September 2
Richardson Nature Center
Hyland Lake Park Reserve

Marvelous Monarchs
 2-3:30 p.m
For ages 3+
 $5.

Monday, September 3

Harriet Como Trolley Line 
Clip art with red, white and blue starsRegular Rates Apply

  11 a.m.-1 p.m.
$5 
Reservations are required. 
Call 763-559-6700 to make a reservation and reference activity number #41130120



More Than $5

(Throughout Weekend)

Shafer Corn Maze


  • Date(s): Sep 1, 2012 – Sep 3, 2012, Sep 7, 2012 – Sep 9, 2012, Sep 14, 2012 – Sep 16, 2012, Sep 21, 2012 – Sep 23, 2012, Sep 28, 2012 – Sep 30, 2012, Oct 5, 2012 – Oct 7, 2012, Oct 12, 2012 – Oct 14, 2012, Oct 17, 2012 – Oct 21, 2012, Oct 26, 2012 – Oct 28, 2012

Hwy 8 / Quinlan LANE
Shafer, MN 55074
Phone: 651-353-0675
info@shafercornmaze.com
$8.00 Adult (12 and over), $5 Youth (ages 5-11, MUST be accompanied by an adult), FREE for ages 4 and under.

Photos from the USSR: Soviet Life, Russian Reality:

  • Date(s): May 13, 2012 – Sep 23, 2012

5500 Stevens Avenue South
(Interstate 35W and Diamond Lake Road)
Minneapolis, MN 55419
Phone: 612-821-9045
Fax: 612-821-4392
lbrooks@tmora.org
$7.00 Adult

Minnesota State Fair
St. Paul
August 23-September 3

MN Zoo

  • Dinosaurs
  • Music at the Zoo
  • Aveda Butterfly Garden
  • Odessa’s Amazing Animal Adventure


Bell Museum of Natural History
12:00 pm-5:00 pm

The Bakken Museum
Open Tuesday-Saturdays
$5-$7
Minnesota Children’s Museum

“Go Bananas” during Imagination Corner featuring Curious George™

Tuesdays, 10:30 a.m. and Saturdays 6 p.m.
$9.50


The Works Museum
$6

Museum Open Wednesdays – Sundays, Memorial Day – Labor Day, 12:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Public Tours

$4-$7

Historic Cave Tours

Lost Souls Tours

St. Paul Gangster Tours

Ghosts and Graves Tours

Twin Town Tacky Tours


Summit Avenue Walking Tours

James J. Hill House, St. Paul MN

Time: 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. Saturdays; 2 p.m. Sundays
Fee: $7-$10
Reservations: recommended, call 651-297-2555

1934: A NEW DEAL FOR ARTISTS

Closing: September 30, 2012
$6-$11

MINNESOTA’S GREATEST GENERATION SHORT PLAYS

Time: 11:30 a.m., 12:30, 1:30 and 2:30 p.m.
$6-$11

LABOR DAY WEEKEND: LIFE IN THE 1800S FROM CRADLE TO GRAVE

Dates: Sept. 1, 2012, Sept. 2, 2012, Sept. 3, 2012

Time: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, Noon to 5 p.m. Sunday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday

Fee: $11 adults, $9 seniors, $6 children, Free for MHS members. Tickets for both sites: $15 adults, $12 seniors, $9 children, Free for MHS members.


LABOR DAY WEEKEND: LIFE IN THE 1800S FROM CRADLE TO GRAVE

Dates: Sept. 1, 2012, Sept. 2, 2012, Sept. 3, 2012Time: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and Monday, noon to 5 p.m. Sunday

Fee: $11 adults, $9 seniors, $6 children, Free for MHS members. Tickets for both sites: $15 adults, $12 seniors, $9 children, Free for MHS members.


THRESHING WEEKEND

Oliver H. Kelley Farm, Elk River MN
Dates: Sept. 1, 2012, Sept. 2, 2012, Sept. 3, 2012
Time: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and Monday, noon to 5 p.m. Sunday
Fee: $9 adults, $7 seniors and college students, $6 children ages 6-17; free for children age 5 and under and MHS members.


Friday, August 31 

Fill Brains and Tummies at Math Pizza Nights

Fridays, August 3 – August 31, 5-8 p.m.

$6.50 for members; $13.50 non-members. Register online or call 651-225-6000.

Sponsored by:


Canoe When the Moon is Full: Bryant Lake

Bryant Lake Regional Park
Friday, August 31
8-10 p.m.
ages 5+
$8 and reservations are required. Call 763-559-6700 to make a reservation and reference #323906-00

Saturday, September 1

MINNESOTA RIVER TRIP

The Landing-Minnesota River Heritage Park
Saturday, September 1
9 a.m.-3 p.m.
ages 10+
$40 and reservations are required.
Call 763-559-6700 to make a reservation and reference #428412-00.


WASHBURN A MILL TOUR

Mill City Museum, Minneapolis MN

Dates: Aug. 26, 2012, Sept. 1, 2012

Time: 1 p.m.

Fee: $14 adults, $12 seniors and college students, $10 children ages 6-17 and MHS members. Tour includes museum admission.

Reservations: recommended, call 612-341-7555 or register online



Ride with the historic GN 400 “Hustle Muscle

Saturdays from July 7-Sept 1

$5-$10

10:30 am-4:00 pm

Jackson Street Roundhouse
Open Wednesdays and Saturdays, 10am-4pm, year-round, $5 – $10 Caboose rides Saturdays, included with admission, leaves every half hour, ride as many times as you like!
 

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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