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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.

Anastasia
From the Tony Award-winning creators of the Broadway classic Ragtime, this show transports us from the twilight of the Russian Empire to Paris in the 1920s, as a brave young woman sets out to discover the mystery of her past. Anastasia is recommended for ages 7+ and lasts 2 hours and 45 minutes.
Where: Orpheum Theatre, Minneapolis
Cost: $40 to $146
Website: hennepintheatretrust.org
Tots & Trains
Every first and third Wednesday come for storytime, craft and snack. Then stick around to have fun playing at the train table, exploring the trains, touring the restoration shop, and more.
Where: Minnesota Transportation Museum, St. Paul
Cost: $11 adult, $9 senior/child, $7 toddler
Website: transportationmuseum.org
Spamtown, USA
While five kids in Austin, Minnesota during the 1985 Hormel strike dream of space camp, tennis teams, and out-of-state college, they find their families and community suddenly divided by picket lines and opposing agendas.
Where: Children's Theatre, Minneapolis
Cost: From $15
Website: childrenstheatre.org
Anastasia
From the Tony Award-winning creators of the Broadway classic Ragtime, this show transports us from the twilight of the Russian Empire to Paris in the 1920s, as a brave young woman sets out to discover the mystery of her past. Anastasia is recommended for ages 7+ and lasts 2 hours and 45 minutes.
Where: Orpheum Theatre, Minneapolis
Cost: $40 to $146
Website: hennepintheatretrust.org
The Rainbow Fish
This original stage adaptation of Marcus Pfister's colorful stories uses innovative puppetry, striking scenic effects and original music.
Where: Children's Theatre Company, Minneapolis
Cost: From $15
Website: childrenstheatre.org/whats-on/rainbow-fish
Lil' Explorer Thursdays
Perfect for the 1-3 year old to meet animal and plant visitors, see story time, play games and many other fun activities. Different theme each week.
Where: Como Zoo and Conservatory, St. Paul
Cost: FREE
Website: comozooconservatory.org
Spamtown, USA
While five kids in Austin, Minnesota during the 1985 Hormel strike dream of space camp, tennis teams, and out-of-state college, they find their families and community suddenly divided by picket lines and opposing agendas.
Where: Children's Theatre, Minneapolis
Cost: From $15
Website: childrenstheatre.org
Anastasia
From the Tony Award-winning creators of the Broadway classic Ragtime, this show transports us from the twilight of the Russian Empire to Paris in the 1920s, as a brave young woman sets out to discover the mystery of her past. Anastasia is recommended for ages 7+ and lasts 2 hours and 45 minutes.
Where: Orpheum Theatre, Minneapolis
Cost: $40 to $146
Website: hennepintheatretrust.org
The Rainbow Fish
This original stage adaptation of Marcus Pfister's colorful stories uses innovative puppetry, striking scenic effects and original music.
Where: Children's Theatre Company, Minneapolis
Cost: From $15
Website: childrenstheatre.org/whats-on/rainbow-fish
Star Party
After the evening planetarium show, the evening will continue with telescopes on the rooftop observation deck. Bell Museum staff will guide you through observations of the same celestial objects that have inspired skygazers throughout history.
When: 9 p.m.-10:30 p.m.
Where: Bell Museum, St. Paul
Cost: Free admission, $5 donation requested
Website: bellmuseum.umn.edu
Preschool Program - Easter Feathers and Fun
Explore Swedish culture through creative storytelling, music, art and more. This program is specifically designed for children ages 3-5 and their important adults. Adult accompaniment is required (limit 2 adults per child).
Where: American Swedish Institute, Minneapolis
Cost: $15 ASI member child / $20 non-member child / Adults free
Website: asimn.org
Karaoke for All Ages
Come sing your heart out, enjoy the participatory sing-a-longs and spontaneous dance parties, cheer on other singers, and it's all ages! Hosted by the always amazing Silly Miss Tilly (pictured).
Where: Can Can Wonderland, St. Paul
Cost: $2
Website: cancanwonderland.com
Music and Melody Makers
This free program provides preschool and elementary students a hands-on experience with the instruments of the orchestra. MYS students demonstrate and help children play each instrument, including strings, percussion, brass and winds.
Where: Highland Park Middle School
Cost: FREE
Website: mnyouthsymphonies.org/about/community-programs
Spamtown, USA
While five kids in Austin, Minnesota during the 1985 Hormel strike dream of space camp, tennis teams, and out-of-state college, they find their families and community suddenly divided by picket lines and opposing agendas.
Where: Children's Theatre, Minneapolis
Cost: From $15
Website: childrenstheatre.org
Anastasia
From the Tony Award-winning creators of the Broadway classic Ragtime, this show transports us from the twilight of the Russian Empire to Paris in the 1920s, as a brave young woman sets out to discover the mystery of her past. Anastasia is recommended for ages 7+ and lasts 2 hours and 45 minutes.
Where: Orpheum Theatre, Minneapolis
Cost: $40 to $146
Website: hennepintheatretrust.org