Out & About


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.

Family Zoo Adventure: Barrel of Monkeys
A variety of monkeys call the zoo home they're the focus of this educational play date for families with children ages 4 to 9. Attendees will learn about monkeys' habits, get a chance to make crafts and see behind-the-scenes areas of the zoo.
When: 1-3 p.m.
Where: Minnesota Zoo, Apple Valley
Cost: $25 per person ($18.50 per member)
Contact: 952-431-9200
Website: mnzoo.org
Family Fire & Ice Skate Night
Enjoy a free evening skate with hot cocoa, popcorn and a fire pit for warming up and roasting s'mores.
When: 6-8 p.m.
Where: Windom Northeast Park Skate Rink, Minneapolis
Cost: FREE
Contact: 612-370-4905
Website: tinyurl.com/mplsparksevents
Afterschool Outdoor Adventures
Ages 8 to 12 get the opportunity to learn new winter skills, such as cross-country skiing, snowshoeing and building snow shelters, at these evening programs.
When: 4:30-6 p.m.
Where: Cleary Lake Regional Park, Prior Lake
Cost: $10 per child. Reservations are required.
Contact: 763-694-7777
Website: threeriversparks.org
Fur Trade Heritage
Don the garb of a historical voyageur and examine replicas of fur-trade tools, participate in crafts and practice your French accent.
When: 1:30-2:30 p.m.
Where: Maplewood Nature Center, Maplewood
Cost: $5 per family. Pre-register online.
Contact: $5 per family. Pre-register online.
Website: maplewoodnaturecenter.com
Art Sled Rally
Creators of spectacularly decorated sleds will ride their creations down a slope in Powderhorn Park. Enjoy treats and entertainment while watching - or bring your own art sled to participate. Workshops will be held in advance of the event to offer help in the designing and building of art sleds.
When: 2-3:30 p.m.
Where: Powderhorn Park, Minneapolis
Cost: FREE
Website: artsledrally.com