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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.

Farm Babies
Meet animal babies of all kinds - chicks, piglets, lambs,calves, goat kids and bunnies - at the Wells Fargo Family Farm at the zoo with special activities on select days. March 25-April 30
Where: Minnesota Zoo, Apple Valley
Cost: Free with zoo admission of $12 for ages 3-12 and 65 and older, $18 for ages 13-64
Website: mnzoo.org
The Amazing Castle
Travel back in time to a fanciful medieval village filled with opportunities for problem-solving, storytelling and imaginative play as part of the Minnesota Children's Museum's pop-up location at the MOA. Design and build your own chair, cook a delicious meal using garden vegetables or create a puppet show to entertain the royals. Inside the castle, kids can don costumes and role-play as lords, ladies and castle villagers; craft a miniature community using stone blocks; or sound the trumpets to wake Herald, the sleeping dragon. Through April 16. MCM at MOA hours are 10 a.m.-8 p.m. Monday-Saturday and 11 a.m.-7 p.m. Sundays.
Where: Mall of America, Bloomington
Cost: $7.95 for ages 1 and older and free for museum members
Website: mcm.org/visit/moa
The Amazing Castle
Travel back in time to a fanciful medieval village filled with opportunities for problem-solving, storytelling and imaginative play as part of the Minnesota Children's Museum's pop-up location at the MOA. Design and build your own chair, cook a delicious meal using garden vegetables or create a puppet show to entertain the royals. Inside the castle, kids can don costumes and role-play as lords, ladies and castle villagers; craft a miniature community using stone blocks; or sound the trumpets to wake Herald, the sleeping dragon. Through April 16. MCM at MOA hours are 10 a.m.-8 p.m. Monday-Saturday and 11 a.m.-7 p.m. Sundays.
Where: Mall of America, Bloomington
Cost: $7.95 for ages 1 and older and free for museum members
Website: mcm.org/visit/moa
Farm Babies
Meet animal babies of all kinds - chicks, piglets, lambs,calves, goat kids and bunnies - at the Wells Fargo Family Farm at the zoo with special activities on select days. March 25-April 30
Where: Minnesota Zoo, Apple Valley
Cost: Free with zoo admission of $12 for ages 3-12 and 65 and older, $18 for ages 13-64
Website: mnzoo.org
Mythic Creatures
Discover the real stories of legendary creatures, including unicorns, dragons, mermaids, chupacabras, griffins, sea kraken and more with statues, large-scale models and cultural objects that have created generations of lore. Through April 16. This exhibit is included in regular museum admission, which now costs $18.95 for adults and $12.95 for ages 4-12 and 60 and older.
Where: Science Museum of Minnesota, St. Paul
Cost: $18.95 for adults and $12.95 for ages 4-12 and 60 and older
Website: smm.org
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
Farm Babies
Meet animal babies of all kinds - chicks, piglets, lambs,calves, goat kids and bunnies - at the Wells Fargo Family Farm at the zoo with special activities on select days. March 25-April 30
Where: Minnesota Zoo, Apple Valley
Cost: Free with zoo admission of $12 for ages 3-12 and 65 and older, $18 for ages 13-64
Website: mnzoo.org
The Amazing Castle
Travel back in time to a fanciful medieval village filled with opportunities for problem-solving, storytelling and imaginative play as part of the Minnesota Children's Museum's pop-up location at the MOA. Design and build your own chair, cook a delicious meal using garden vegetables or create a puppet show to entertain the royals. Inside the castle, kids can don costumes and role-play as lords, ladies and castle villagers; craft a miniature community using stone blocks; or sound the trumpets to wake Herald, the sleeping dragon. Through April 16. MCM at MOA hours are 10 a.m.-8 p.m. Monday-Saturday and 11 a.m.-7 p.m. Sundays.
Where: Mall of America, Bloomington
Cost: $7.95 for ages 1 and older and free for museum members
Website: mcm.org/visit/moa
Mythic Creatures
Discover the real stories of legendary creatures, including unicorns, dragons, mermaids, chupacabras, griffins, sea kraken and more with statues, large-scale models and cultural objects that have created generations of lore. Through April 16. This exhibit is included in regular museum admission, which now costs $18.95 for adults and $12.95 for ages 4-12 and 60 and older.
Where: Science Museum of Minnesota, St. Paul
Cost: $18.95 for adults and $12.95 for ages 4-12 and 60 and older
Website: smm.org
The Amazing Castle
Travel back in time to a fanciful medieval village filled with opportunities for problem-solving, storytelling and imaginative play as part of the Minnesota Children's Museum's pop-up location at the MOA. Design and build your own chair, cook a delicious meal using garden vegetables or create a puppet show to entertain the royals. Inside the castle, kids can don costumes and role-play as lords, ladies and castle villagers; craft a miniature community using stone blocks; or sound the trumpets to wake Herald, the sleeping dragon. Through April 16. MCM at MOA hours are 10 a.m.-8 p.m. Monday-Saturday and 11 a.m.-7 p.m. Sundays.
Where: Mall of America, Bloomington
Cost: $7.95 for ages 1 and older and free for museum members
Website: mcm.org/visit/moa
Mythic Creatures
Discover the real stories of legendary creatures, including unicorns, dragons, mermaids, chupacabras, griffins, sea kraken and more with statues, large-scale models and cultural objects that have created generations of lore. Through April 16. This exhibit is included in regular museum admission, which now costs $18.95 for adults and $12.95 for ages 4-12 and 60 and older.
Where: Science Museum of Minnesota, St. Paul
Cost: $18.95 for adults and $12.95 for ages 4-12 and 60 and older
Website: smm.org
Lil' Explorer Thursdays
Ages 1 to 3 are invited to listen to story time, meet plant and animal visitors, play games and join in many other fun activities. Each week features a different theme. 10 a.m.-noon Thursdays through April
Where: Como Zoo & Conservatory, St. Paul
Cost: FREE
Website: comozooconservatory.org/education
Farm Babies
Meet animal babies of all kinds - chicks, piglets, lambs,calves, goat kids and bunnies - at the Wells Fargo Family Farm at the zoo with special activities on select days. March 25-April 30
Where: Minnesota Zoo, Apple Valley
Cost: Free with zoo admission of $12 for ages 3-12 and 65 and older, $18 for ages 13-64
Website: mnzoo.org
The Amazing Castle
Travel back in time to a fanciful medieval village filled with opportunities for problem-solving, storytelling and imaginative play as part of the Minnesota Children's Museum's pop-up location at the MOA. Design and build your own chair, cook a delicious meal using garden vegetables or create a puppet show to entertain the royals. Inside the castle, kids can don costumes and role-play as lords, ladies and castle villagers; craft a miniature community using stone blocks; or sound the trumpets to wake Herald, the sleeping dragon. Through April 16. MCM at MOA hours are 10 a.m.-8 p.m. Monday-Saturday and 11 a.m.-7 p.m. Sundays.
Where: Mall of America, Bloomington
Cost: $7.95 for ages 1 and older and free for museum members
Website: mcm.org/visit/moa
Mythic Creatures
Discover the real stories of legendary creatures, including unicorns, dragons, mermaids, chupacabras, griffins, sea kraken and more with statues, large-scale models and cultural objects that have created generations of lore. Through April 16. This exhibit is included in regular museum admission, which now costs $18.95 for adults and $12.95 for ages 4-12 and 60 and older.
Where: Science Museum of Minnesota, St. Paul
Cost: $18.95 for adults and $12.95 for ages 4-12 and 60 and older
Website: smm.org