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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.

Diary of a Wimpy Kid: The Musical
Greg Heffley is in survival mode. All. The. Time. From bullies to his big brother to his height-challenged stature, he's a wimpy kid who's easy to understand. Inspired by the award-winning and best-selling book series, this brand-new musical features Rowley, Manny, and, of course, Rodrick joining in the mayhem. A ridiculous amount of fun for anyone who has survived or hopes to survive middle school, showing April 12 to June 5.
Where: Children's Theatre Company, Minneapolis
Cost: Tickets start at $10.
Contact: 612-874-0400
Website: childrenstheatre.org
Dinosaurs
The dinosaurs are back! See a lifelike stegosaurus, brachiosaurus, allosaurus and more. You can even snap a selfie with a T-rex. Just watch out for the dilophosaurus; he spits! See them May 28 to Sept. 5.
Where: Minnesota Zoo, Apple Valley
Cost: $5 ($4 for members) in addition to zoo admission; zoo admission is $12 for ages 3-12 and 65 and older, $18 for ages 13-64
Website: mnzoo.org
Crayola Experience at the MOA
This new Mall of America family destination - the third of its kind in the U.S. - brings the magic of Crayola to life. See how crayons are made in a live manufacturing show, name and wrap your own crayon, go on a 4D coloring adventure and be the star of your own coloring page. May 25 is the grand opening. Hours will be 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. daily.
Where: Mall of America, Bloomington
Cost: $24.99 ($6 off for AAA Minneapolis members who purchase tickets online)
Website: crayolaexperience.com
Edina Art Fair
More than 300 fine artists and crafters from around Minnesota, the U.S. and Canada will share and sell their work alongside local and regional musicians, fashion shows, cooking and lifestyle demonstrations, food and a kids-art zone.
Where: 50th & France neighborhood of Edina
Cost: FREE
Website: edinaartfair.com
Dinosaurs
The dinosaurs are back! See a lifelike stegosaurus, brachiosaurus, allosaurus and more. You can even snap a selfie with a T-rex. Just watch out for the dilophosaurus; he spits! See them May 28 to Sept. 5.
Where: Minnesota Zoo, Apple Valley
Cost: $5 ($4 for members) in addition to zoo admission; zoo admission is $12 for ages 3-12 and 65 and older, $18 for ages 13-64
Website: mnzoo.org
WaterFest
Celebrate local lakes and outdoor fun with hands-on learning opportunities for all ages, covering water quality, wildlife and the ecological features of local watersheds. Featured attractions include canoe rides, fishing lessons, swimming, a bouncy castle, games, live animals, music and dance performances, food trucks and more.
When: 11 a.m.-4 p.m.
Where: Lake Phalen Pavilion, St. Paul
Cost: FREE
Website: rwmwd.org/waterfest
Edina Art Fair
More than 300 fine artists and crafters from around Minnesota, the U.S. and Canada will share and sell their work alongside local and regional musicians, fashion shows, cooking and lifestyle demonstrations, food and a kids-art zone.
Where: 50th & France neighborhood of Edina
Cost: FREE
Website: edinaartfair.com
Beauty and the Beast
A prince harshly turns a beggar woman away from shelter in his castle. She's secretly an enchantress, who, angered by the prince's lack of compassion, changes the prince into a hideous beast. The enchantress tells the beast that before the last petal falls from an enchanted rose, he must find true love or all will remain forever altered. See it March 4-Sept. 3.
Where: Chanhassen Dinner Theatres, Chanhassen
Cost: $49-$85; ages 5 and older are allowed in the theater.
Website: chanhassendt.com
Flint Hills International Children's Festival
This festival features local, regional and international professional artists representing more than 25 countries on seven stages. Family weekend is June 4-5. Events will be in and around the Ordway Center for the Performing Arts, including Rice Park and Landmark Plaza in downtown St. Paul.
Where: Downtown St. Paul
Cost: All outdoor performances and activities are free. Indoor performance cost $5.
Website: ordway.org
Discover Aviation Days
View a variety of aircraft, including World War II bombers, modern corporate jets and even experimental and homebuilt airplanes. Learn about aviation careers, see flying demonstrations and take an airplane or helicopter ride. Breakfast and lunch will be sold, along with food-booth offerings. The Golden Wings Flying Museum, featuring 30 aircraft, will be open as well. Kids' activities and vendor exhibits also will be offered both days.Admission is free. Some activities are ticketed.
When: 7 a.m.-4 p.m.
Where: Anoka County Airport, Blaine
Cost: FREE
Website: discoveraviationdays.org
Flint Hills International Children's Festival
This festival features local, regional and international professional artists representing more than 25 countries on seven stages. Family weekend is June 4-5. Events will be in and around the Ordway Center for the Performing Arts, including Rice Park and Landmark Plaza in downtown St. Paul.
Where: Downtown St. Paul
Cost: All outdoor performances and activities are free. Indoor performance cost $5.
Website: ordway.org
Diary of a Wimpy Kid: The Musical
Greg Heffley is in survival mode. All. The. Time. From bullies to his big brother to his height-challenged stature, he's a wimpy kid who's easy to understand. Inspired by the award-winning and best-selling book series, this brand-new musical features Rowley, Manny, and, of course, Rodrick joining in the mayhem. A ridiculous amount of fun for anyone who has survived or hopes to survive middle school, showing April 12 to June 5.
Where: Children's Theatre Company, Minneapolis
Cost: Tickets start at $10.
Contact: 612-874-0400
Website: childrenstheatre.org
Edina Art Fair
More than 300 fine artists and crafters from around Minnesota, the U.S. and Canada will share and sell their work alongside local and regional musicians, fashion shows, cooking and lifestyle demonstrations, food and a kids-art zone.
Where: 50th & France neighborhood of Edina
Cost: FREE
Website: edinaartfair.com
Discover Aviation Days
View a variety of aircraft, including World War II bombers, modern corporate jets and even experimental and homebuilt airplanes. Learn about aviation careers, see flying demonstrations and take an airplane or helicopter ride. Breakfast and lunch will be sold, along with food-booth offerings. The Golden Wings Flying Museum, featuring 30 aircraft, will be open as well. Kids' activities and vendor exhibits also will be offered both days.Admission is free. Some activities are ticketed.
Where: Anoka County Airport, Blaine
Cost: FREE
Website: discoveraviationdays.org
Mummies: New Secrets from the Tombs
Scientific findings once bound in ancient Egyptian and Peruvian remains will be revealed in this first-of-its-kind traveling exhibit from the world-renowned Field Museum in Chicago. Real mummies and coffins will be on display, including one of the oldest mummies in the world, plus animal mummies, stone sarcophagi fragments, mummified heads and trophy skulls. See the exhibit through Sept. 5. Visitors must choose a specific date and time for their Mummies visit when they purchase tickets.
Where: Science Museum of Minnesota, St. Paul
Cost: Exhibit admission is $24 for adults and $15 for ages 4-12 and 60 and older. Ticket prices include admission to the museum's permanent exhibit galleries.
Website: smm.org/mummies