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Oct. 31

The Twin City Model Railroad Museum

Night Trains Halloween Event

The Twin City Model Railroad Museum kicks off its 2020-21 season with spooky trains and Halloween decorations. Due to current COVID-19 restrictions, the museum is offering limited advance ticket sales in 2-hour time blocks.

When: 3-7 p.m. Oct. 31; regular Night Trains display every following Saturday through Feb. 27
Where: Twin City Model Railroad Museum, St. Paul
Cost:  $15 per person; kids under the age of 4 are free

2, 4 p.m. Oct. 31, Nov. 1

Big, Little Monster

Big, Little Monster

This silly and moving musical for humans of all ages reminds everyone who struggles with fear and anxiety that they’re not alone.

When: 2, 4 p.m. Oct. 31, Nov. 1
Where: Bruentrup Heritage Farm, Maplewood
Cost: $15 adults, $10 kids 12 and under

Sept. 26-Jan. 3

Wild Kratts exhibit

Wild Kratts: Ocean Adventure

Using Wild Kratts technology and the powers of science and teamwork, visitors join the Wild Kratts team to solve problems, help animals and foil the villains’ nefarious plans.

When: Sept. 26-Jan. 3
Where: Minnesota Children’s Museum, St. Paul
Cost: $14.95

Through Nov. 1

Ancient Caves

Ancient Caves

Explore the geology and climate science revealed of caves in this first IMAX movie since the Science Museum’s reopening. The theater has reduced capacity and assigned seating.

When: Fridays-Sundays through Nov. 1
Where: Science Museum of Minnesota, St. Paul
Cost: $3-$9.95

Nov. 9-22

Last Stop on Market Street

Last Stop on Market Street (Virtual Performance)

Watch from home as CJ reluctantly stays with his extremely over-the-top Nana, in a world considerably different from the one he’s used to. This is an all-ages show lasting 75 minutes.

When: Nov. 9-22
Where: Children’s Theatre Company website
Cost: $25-$45 per device


American Swedish Institute

American Swedish Institute

The museum reopened to the public Sept. 11 with requirements for face coverings and advanced registration.

When: Ongoing
Where: American Swedish Institute, Minneapolis
Cost: $12 adults, $8 ages 62+, $6 ages 6-18 and full-time students, FREE for children under age 6