When: Starting Oct. 17 Where: Science Museum of Minnesota, St. Paul Cost: Adults: $9.95, seniors and children 4-12: $8.95, children 3 and under free; other fees apply to museum admission Website: smm.org
When: Nov. 23 to Jan. 5 except Mondays, Thanksgiving, Christmas Eve, Christmas Day and New Year's Day Where: Norway House, Minneapolis Cost: $5, children 12 and under FREE Website: norwayhouse.org/gingerbreadwonderland/
When: Past opening dates have ranged from December to mid-January, weather depending. Where: Long Lake Regional Park, New Brighton Cost: TBD. Past prices ranged from $7.95-$20 per person. Website: icecastles.com
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The mansion will be open for you to explore and capture 25+ Christmas Trees, hundreds of feet of garland and maybe snap a picture of a hidden elf or two. Re-share photos from these events on Glensheen's social media pages. A prize for the Best Photo will be awarded.
Grades 1-5 (favorite grown-up optional). Discover yoga through games, movement and more! Bring a yoga mat or beach towel if you have one (a mat or towel is not required to attend) and come ready to move. Sign up for one or all three sessions.
Spark fun and educational exploration every Toddler Tuesdays with Nickelodeon and Canon's Laugh & Learn Playdates. Events include special character appearances, arts and crafts, story time, and the chance to win a Canon printer! Events are every Tuesday from 10 a.m. until noon and are free and open to the public.
With Canta y Baila Conmigo you and your child will be transported as you sing, dance and play along to the irresistible sounds and rhythms of Spanish-speaking countries. This class is for children birth-K.
Como Planetarium is a 55-seat planetarium that has been in operation since 1975. Its state-of-the-art immersive video system provides the opportunity for visitors to take virtual trips though the solar system, as well as enjoy quality film productions on a 30 ft. diameter screen. Two 45-minute shows are open to the public each Tuesday night of the school year.
Como Zoo will open at 9 a.m. for an inclusive experience for individuals on the autism spectrum and their families. Those attending will have the opportunity to spend time exploring exhibits, and participate in activities designed specifically for them.
For little ones age 5 and younger accompanied by their caregivers, Midtown Global Market offers educational events every week. Activities may include dancing, live puppet theater, cooking activities and even live animals from the Como Zoo. 10:30 a.m. - 1 p.m.
Bring your dog to Bachman's on Lyndale and allow Safe Hands Rescue to take seasonal pictures alongside our Poinsettia Dazzler tree, North Pole Workshop and Christmas Tree Farm sets. The Twin Cities animal rescue organization will provide four professional, digital images of your pet.
Where: Bachman's on Lyndale, Minneapolis Cost: $25 (additional $10 for each additional pet in the photo) Website: bachmans.com