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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.

Tech Fest
In celebration of National Engineers Week, The Works Museum hosts this special day annually for families to explore the jobs of scientists and engineers, as they lead demonstrations, hands-on projects and activities throughout the day. Additional exhibitors, including local businesses and educational institutes, will be in attendance to share in the activities.
When: 9 a.m.-4 p.m.
Where: The Works Museum, Bloomington
Cost: Free with museum admission ($8, free for ages 2 and younger)
Contact: 952-888-4262
Website: theworks.org
Star Wars Day
Meet characters from the movies and enjoy engineering activities with a Star Wars twist. Movie trivia, animation activities and toy racing are offered for the young Jedi in your family.
When: Noon-4 p.m.
Where: Science Museum of Minnesota, St. Paul
Cost: Free with museum admission ($13 for adults, $10 for children ages 4-12)
Contact: 651-221-9444
Website: smm.org
Minnesota Parent's 9th Annual Camp Fair
Get a jump on summer planning! Bring the kids and head to Minnesota Parent's 9th Annual Camp Fair on Saturday, February 28th and meet one-on-one with representatives from over 50 unique summer camps encompassing two levels of the zoo. Browse options ranging from all-season sleep-a-ways to weeklong day camps, horseback riding to technology retreats, arts, music, sports camps and beyond. Head into the summer months knowing your child will be making new friends and building skills in an environment that best suits them. Let Minnesota Parent's Camp Fair take the stress out of summer planning and enjoy free entertainment including a crafting creation station, face-painting and a few of Como's animals out on display at the Fair! Sponsored by Minnesota College Savings Plan.
When: 10 a.m.-3 p.m.
Where: Como Park Zoo and Conservatory, St. Paul
Cost: FREE
Contact: 612-825-9205 / events@mnparent.com
Website: minnesotaparent.com/campfair
Minnesota Parent's 9th Annual Camp Fair
Get a jump on summer planning! Bring the kids and head to Minnesota Parent's 9th Annual Camp Fair on Saturday, February 28th and meet one-on-one with representatives from over 50 unique summer camps encompassing two levels of the zoo. Browse options ranging from all-season sleep-a-ways to weeklong day camps, horseback riding to technology retreats, arts, music, sports camps and beyond. Head into the summer months knowing your child will be making new friends and building skills in an environment that best suits them. Let Minnesota Parent's Camp Fair take the stress out of summer planning and enjoy free entertainment including a crafting creation station, face-painting and a few of Como's animals out on display at the Fair! Sponsored by Minnesota College Savings Plan.
When: 10 a.m.-3 p.m.
Where: Como Park Zoo and Conservatory, St. Paul
Cost: FREE
Contact: 612-825-9205
Website: minnesotaparent.com/campfair
Steps of Hope
This will be the 15th annual fundraising walk by The Autism Society of Minnesota (AuSM), where the dollars raised support the local autism community by funding AuSM programs. The event also offers an opportunity for participants and supporters to gather information at the resource fair.
Where: Southdale Center, Edina
Website: sohwalk.org