Out & About

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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.

Toddler Tuesdays
Meet a popular kids' character in person and read a book, view a screening, or participate in another activity with that character. From 10 a.m.-noon.
Where: Mall of America Rotunda
Cost: FREE
Website: mallofamerica.com/events
Preschool 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
Kaleidoscope: Dreamland Arts
Bring your own stuffed animal (or share one of ours) and join Zip the Chipmunk and his friends for imaginative play and a tea party! About Kaleidoscope: Join us for a series of performing arts programs for preschoolers! Children will have an opportunity to see artists and performance styles from a variety of backgrounds showing them that the arts are diverse and available to everyone.
Where: Hayden Heights Library, St. Paul
Cost: FREE
Website: sppl.org
Help Create a Solar-Powered Sculpture at the Children's Museum
Artist Gita Ghei will work with kids to create a Rainbow Spinner, a solar-powered sculpture that celebrates light and the formation of rainbows and colors. Using aluminum and copper foil, each visitor will create a distinct piece of art that represents their own unique super power. This artwork will be added the spinner, which will be installed in the museum's Tip Top Terrace in summer or fall.
Where: Minnesota Children's Museum, St. Paul
Cost: FREE
Website: mcm.org/teaching-artist-series/
Learn Together: Little Tinkers
We will explore a topic with stories and books, followed by hands-on opportunities to explore, experiment and create.
Where: Brooklyn Park Library
Cost: FREE
Website: hclib.bibliocommons.com
Wee Wednesday: Jack and Kitty
Emmy-Award-winning, organic vaudeville & jug band folk
Where: Midtown Global Market
Cost: FREE
Website: midtownglobalmarket.org
Movement for Families
For preschoolers and a caregiver. Join us for a small group movement session that incorporates movement and music. Parent participation essential.
Where: East Lake Library, Minneapolis
Cost: FREE
Website: hclib.bibliocommons.com
Kaleidoscope: Dreamland Arts
Bring your own stuffed animal (or share one of ours) and join Zip the Chipmunk and his friends for imaginative play and a tea party! About Kaleidoscope: Join us for a series of performing arts programs for preschoolers! Children will have an opportunity to see artists and performance styles from a variety of backgrounds showing them that the arts are diverse and available to everyone.
Where: West 7th Library, St. Paul
Cost: FREE
Website: sppl.org
Help Create a Solar-Powered Sculpture at the Children's Museum
Artist Gita Ghei will work with kids to create a Rainbow Spinner, a solar-powered sculpture that celebrates light and the formation of rainbows and colors. Using aluminum and copper foil, each visitor will create a distinct piece of art that represents their own unique super power. This artwork will be added the spinner, which will be installed in the museum's Tip Top Terrace in summer or fall.
Where: Minnesota Children's Museum, St. Paul
Cost: FREE
Website: mcm.org/teaching-artist-series/
You Can Build It!
Drop-in and build with a kit. Shadow puppets, Legos, PVC pipes or a surprise! For youth 6 - 11. Ages 8 & under need a grown-up to help.
Where: Merriam Park Library, St. Paul
Cost: FREE
Website: sppl.org
Early Childhood Family Education (ECFE)
An ECFE early childhood teacher will provide preschool-focused opportunities for you and your child to explore. A parent educator will facilitate discussion on the journey of parenting and child development. Join in activities that support school readiness, spark learning and encourage families to talk, sing, read, write and play together.
Where: Webber Park Library, Minneapolis
Cost: FREE
Website: hclib.bibliocommons.com
Dr. Seuss's The Lorax
When the last tree of the forest falls, was it worth losing paradise for nothing at all? The most beloved environmental tale of all time, The Lorax will have you singing in Seussian rhymes! Best enjoyed by all ages.
Where: Children's Theatre Company, Minneapolis
Cost: Tickets start at $15.
Website: childrenstheatre.org
Early Childhood Music Class
For babies and children up to four years old and their caregiver. Join local music teacher Sarah, of Songs with Sarah, for music and stories. Register for the child only.
Where: Nokomis Library, Minneapolis
Cost: FREE
Website: hclib.bibliocommons.com
Family Friday: Bato Bato
Celebrating the unique sounds of the marimba, Breck School's Marimba Band warms up the plaza with a special performance!
Where: Midtown Global Market, Minneapolis
Cost: FREE
Website: midtownglobalmarket.org
Help Create a Solar-Powered Sculpture at the Children's Museum
Artist Gita Ghei will work with kids to create a Rainbow Spinner, a solar-powered sculpture that celebrates light and the formation of rainbows and colors. Using aluminum and copper foil, each visitor will create a distinct piece of art that represents their own unique super power. This artwork will be added the spinner, which will be installed in the museum's Tip Top Terrace in summer or fall.
Where: Minnesota Children's Museum, St. Paul
Cost: FREE
Website: mcm.org/teaching-artist-series/