Playful sea otters and snow monkeys are
among the favorites at this year-round
attraction featuring an array of indoor and
outdoor habitats. Watch for special events
like the annual farm babies and close
encounters with the critters. Open daily.
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.
The Upper Midwest’s largest
amusement park is home to more than
75 rides and attractions, including eight
big coasters, Planet Snoopy for littler
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.