Lake Street and 10th Ave S | Minneapolis
10 KID FAVORITES
Experience a world tour
of tastes, arts and crafts
at our public market.
From roller coasters to river o;ers, there are plenty of
ways to keep the kids entertained in the Twin Cities.
CASCADE BAY WATERPARK
Relax in the lazy river, speed down the
slides, and play in the zero-entry pool
and splash pad at this outdoor
waterpark, which also features nine
holes of mini-golf. Open daily
COMO PARK ZOO & CONSERVATORY
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Sparky the sea lion, a polar bear and a
gorilla exhibit join an impressive
conservatory and amusement park at
this St. Paul family favorite. Open daily.
MILL CITY MUSEUM
Visitors of all ages will learn about
Minneapolis’ flour-milling history in an
iconic se;ing. Open Tuesday-Sunday
plus Mondays in the summer.
MINNESOTA CHILDREN’S MUSEUM
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Reopening this spring, the newly
expanded downtown museum will
feature entirely new exhibits,
including a multi-story climber,
expanded toddler play area and an
air-and-water gallery, plus a cafe and
coffee bar. Open Tuesday-Sunday plus
Mondays in the summer.
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An interactive museum with permanent
and changing exhibits, including the
popular “Then Now Wow.” Open
Tuesday-Sunday plus Monday holidays.
Farm babies and snow monkeys are
among the favorites at this year-round
a;raction featuring an array of indoor
and outdoor habitats. Watch for special
events like family-friendly yoga and
close encounters with the cri;ers.
SCIENCE MUSEUM OF MINNESOTA
Visiting exhibits and an Omnitheater
add to the appeal of this multilevel
museum overlooking the Mississippi
River, which also houses a visitor center
for the Mississippi National River and
Recreation Area. Open Tuesday-Sunday.
SEA LIFE MINNESOTA AQUARIUM
(INSIDE MALL OF AMERICA)
Hang out with more than 10,000 sea
creatures including sharks, sea turtles,
stingrays and jellyfish. Open daily.
The Upper Midwest’s largest amusement
park is home to more than 75 rides
and a;ractions, including eight big
coasters, Planet Snoopy for li;ler
kids and Soak City Waterpark.
THE WORKS MUSEUM
Engineering is the focus at this hands-on
museum that aims to make learning
memorable and fun. Open daily in
summer; Thursday-Monday rest of year.