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Minnesota Parent welcomes information about events for families throughout the state of Minnesota. Calendar listings are FREE and can submitted here.

You can submit a listing at any time, but the deadline for possible inclusion in the print publication is six weeks prior to the month of the publication. (For example, June 15 for the August issue.)

All events are subject to change. Be certain to check with the event sponsor either by visiting the website or calling, to ensure the featured event is still viable.

Events taking place for more than one weekend in length will be listed in our "Ongoing" area.

Memorial Day Weekend Opening Event
Enjoy Gibbs Farm Homemade Ice Cream and meet farm animals. Take tours of the historic Gibbs Farmhouse and learn all about the Dakota of Cloudman's village.
Where: Gibbs Farm, Falcon Heights
Cost: $8 adults / $7 seniors 62+ / $5 children 4-16
Website: rchs.com/gibbs-farm
On Screen for Families: Coco
Enjoy this family-friendly movie on the big screen together! We'll also have supplies to make your own Coco-inspired rubber band guitar.
Where: Webber Park, Minneapolis
Cost: FREE
Website: hclib.bibliocommons.com
Help Paint the Wright's Lake Park Community Mural
Come help paint the Wright's Lake Park Community Mural! The mural will be painted onto large sheets of canvas, which GoodSpace Murals will later adhere to a large wall across the street from Wright's Lake Park. Smocks/t-shirts will be provided, as well as free chalk for sidewalk art and popsicles or snacks at some events. All ages welcome!
Where: Wright's Lake Park
Cost: FREE
Website: bloomingtonmn.gov
Dr. Seuss's The Lorax
When the last tree of the forest falls, was it worth losing paradise for nothing at all? The most beloved environmental tale of all time, The Lorax will have you singing in Seussian rhymes! Best enjoyed by all ages.
Where: Children's Theatre Company, Minneapolis
Cost: Tickets start at $15.
Website: childrenstheatre.org
Cars and Caves for Charity Show
View some of the coolest cars from classics and muscle to antiques, street rods and exotics. Tour some mind blowing luxury man cave garages. Take your family pic by a replica Batmobile or Scooby Doo van! Free admission, charity donations encouraged.
Where: Chanhassen Autoplex
Cost: FREE
Website: chanhassenautoplex.com
Memorial Day Weekend
Throughout the weekend, visit the stone barracks to learn about the experiences of U.S. soldiers and the role of the military in the growth of the nation. On Monday, don't miss a special "living timeline" of America's military past on the fort's parade ground with costumed staff and reenactors sharing the history of Americans serving in armed conflicts.
Where: Historic Fort Snelling, St. Paul
Cost: Included with $6-12 site admission/MNHS members and mothers accompanied by a child free
Website: mnhs.org
Help Create a Solar-Powered Sculpture at the Children's Museum
Artist Gita Ghei will work with kids to create a Rainbow Spinner, a solar-powered sculpture that celebrates light and the formation of rainbows and colors. Using aluminum and copper foil, each visitor will create a distinct piece of art that represents their own unique super power. This artwork will be added the spinner, which will be installed in the museum's Tip Top Terrace in summer or fall.
Where: Minnesota Children's Museum, St. Paul
Cost: FREE
Website: mcm.org/teaching-artist-series/
Memorial Day Weekend
Throughout the weekend, visit the stone barracks to learn about the experiences of U.S. soldiers and the role of the military in the growth of the nation. On Monday, don't miss a special "living timeline" of America's military past on the fort's parade ground with costumed staff and reenactors sharing the history of Americans serving in armed conflicts.
Where: Historic Fort Snelling, St. Paul
Cost: Included with $6-12 site admission/MNHS members and mothers accompanied by a child free
Website: mnhs.org
Memorial Day Weekend Opening Event
Enjoy Gibbs Farm Homemade Ice Cream and meet farm animals. Take tours of the historic Gibbs Farmhouse and learn all about the Dakota of Cloudman's village.
Where: Gibbs Farm, Falcon Heights
Cost: $8 adults / $7 seniors 62+ / $5 children 4-16
Website: rchs.com/gibbs-farm
Help Create a Solar-Powered Sculpture at the Children's Museum
Artist Gita Ghei will work with kids to create a Rainbow Spinner, a solar-powered sculpture that celebrates light and the formation of rainbows and colors. Using aluminum and copper foil, each visitor will create a distinct piece of art that represents their own unique super power. This artwork will be added the spinner, which will be installed in the museum's Tip Top Terrace in summer or fall.
Where: Minnesota Children's Museum, St. Paul
Cost: FREE
Website: mcm.org/teaching-artist-series/
Dr. Seuss's The Lorax
When the last tree of the forest falls, was it worth losing paradise for nothing at all? The most beloved environmental tale of all time, The Lorax will have you singing in Seussian rhymes! Best enjoyed by all ages.
Where: Children's Theatre Company, Minneapolis
Cost: Tickets start at $15.
Website: childrenstheatre.org
Help Create a Solar-Powered Sculpture at the Children's Museum
Artist Gita Ghei will work with kids to create a Rainbow Spinner, a solar-powered sculpture that celebrates light and the formation of rainbows and colors. Using aluminum and copper foil, each visitor will create a distinct piece of art that represents their own unique super power. This artwork will be added the spinner, which will be installed in the museum's Tip Top Terrace in summer or fall.
Where: Minnesota Children's Museum, St. Paul
Cost: FREE
Website: mcm.org/teaching-artist-series/
Memorial Day Celebration
The day will begin with a ceremony to honor veterans and continue in the afternoon with WWI-era inspired activities, including "Community Sings" in the Memorial Chapel, a make-and-take "Victory Garden" planting activity, guided walking tours of WWI veterans buried at Lakewood, a special exhibit about what life was like in 1918 and more, all to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the end of World War II.
Where: Lakewood Cemetery, Minneapolis
Cost: FREE
Website: lakewoodcemetery.org
Memorial Day Weekend
Throughout the weekend, visit the stone barracks to learn about the experiences of U.S. soldiers and the role of the military in the growth of the nation. On Monday, don't miss a special "living timeline" of America's military past on the fort's parade ground with costumed staff and reenactors sharing the history of Americans serving in armed conflicts.
Where: Historic Fort Snelling, St. Paul
Cost: Included with $6-12 site admission/MNHS members and mothers accompanied by a child free
Website: mnhs.org
Preschool Playdates
Keep little ones busy with preschool-appropriate activities and live theater acts. Playdate tickets include admission to galleries, a take-home science experiment, Science Live performances and demonstrations and discounts on dining and merchandise. 10 a.m.-noon Tuesdays
Where: Science Museum of Minnesota, St. Paul
Cost: Age 5 and younger can attend for free with a paid adult admission. Regular museum admission is $18.95 for adults and $12.95 for ages 4-12 and 60 and older.
Website: smm.org/playdates