Guide to Spring Break Activities in the Twin Cities

Spring Break Activities Guide | Twin Cities Mom Collective

The kids are off for the week and you’re either celebrating or pulling your hair out. We got you, mama! We hope this list of Spring Break activities gets you inspired to enjoy some time with your little ones and explore the Twin Cities!

Our Indoor Play Area guide and our March monthly guide linked at the bottom of this guide are also great resources in planning your Spring Break, so be sure to check those out too!

Grand Slam Family Fun Center {Coon Rapids} | You and your family can enjoy everything from laser tag and arcade games to bumper cars and batting cages! Daily specials are offered. Pay per attraction, each costs around $2-$7.

Urban Air Adventure Park | Urban Air is open extended hours to help you have the best Spring Break ever! March 9-29th head into the park and get the Ultimate Wristband for the price of Deluxe! You can pre-purchase online or at the front desk.

Spring Break hours are:
Monday – Thursdays: noon – 8pm
Fridays: noon – 10pm
Saturdays: 10am – 10pm
Sundays: 10am – 8pm

Spring Break Academy at Topgolf | Spring Academy is three days of non-stop entertainment and learning that kids will love. This program includes all of the components that make up the great game of golf. From chipping, putting and full swing, to the rules and etiquette, kids will learn everything they need to know to improve their game.

Big Thrill Factory {Oakdale} | Take your kids for a day of bowling, arcade games, laser tag, go karts, bumper cares and more!

Lookout Ridge Indoor Playground {Woodbury} | A themed, life-like design and sound effects accompany slides, forests, a tree house, and even a cave. Kids are able to climb inside cliffs imitating the St. Croix River Valley, then zoom down a mountain spiral slide emerging from a cave. Children also can venture to the top of the tree house, cross over to the gigantic fallen tree, and race down a 30-foot superslide!

Shoreview Community Center | This place has it all from an indoor playground to a waterpark! Pro tip: visit on a Friday and take advantage of the “Double the Fun” deal – where you can visit the indoor playground and visit Bamboo Bay for FREE from 10am-noon!

Tamarack Nature Center | Discover the value of nature through play, exploration, service and inquiry by exploring the Tamarack Nature Center! Enjoy the outdoor Discovery Hollow Nature Play Area for free or enjoy several paid classes. There are several offered in March and April, so visit the link and register for one today!

InnerActive | Located in Mounds View, your kids can enjoy a basketball court, jumping pillow, indoor playground, soccer fields, and more! $9.75 a child ages 1 and up.

Farm Babies @ The Minnesota Zoo | Head to the zoo for the opening of the Farm Babies exhibit, opening March 27th and running through April 30th. This exhibit is included with the price of admission.

Spring Break Camp @ The Works Museum | Summer and school break STEM camps for kids at The Works Museum are ideal for Minnesota girls and boys ages 5-12 who love to explore, discover, design, and build. In these STEM camps, children explore engineering, science, technology, and math in a kid-centered way. Their expert educators encourage exploration and work with each child to make his or her experience engaging and fun.

Slime Break @ Nickelodeon Universe | Slime Break is back at Nickelodeon Universe and it is Slimier than ever. Compete in the Double Dare Challenge every Saturday and Sunday starting March 14th through April 11th for a chance to compete in the Double Dare Challenge at 1 & 4 p.m. in West Market Square… if you dare. Hang out with team Nick every Friday night from 8-9:30pm at Rock and Ride or come out and make Slime with Mad Science on Saturdays from 1-3pm!

Spring Break Camp @ Dodge Nature Center | Spend spring break outdoors. The weather might be unpredictable, but the forecast shows a 100% chance of fun! Camps offered March 30-April 2nd for grades K-8. Register by March 23rd.

Good Times Park | As Minnesota’s largest, family-owned, entirely indoor playground & family recreational park, it is a great place for family fun & fitness any time. Shoes/socks are required! $9 per child.

Adventure Peak @ Edinborough Park | Adventure awaits at Minnesota’s largest indoor play park featuring the appropriately named Adventure Peak! There is no shortage of smiles at this happy place where families are encouraged to climb, slide and play together. It’s a great place to exercise, too; the park has an indoor pool, walking track and fitness area. $8 per child.

See Iron Hearted Violet @ Stages Theatre Company | From March 6-22, take your kids to see Iron Hearted Violet! This enchanted tale by the Minneapolis-based, Newbery Winning author of The Girl Who Drank the Moon comes to life on our stage in an enthralling adventure about the power of stories to change the world. For ages 7 and up.

Try an Art Mini-Camp at KidCreate Studio {Eden Prairie} | Painting, collage, and clay—you name it, kids love it! In this camp your child will experiment with many different types of art while they make Van Gogh globes, dot-to-dot like Seurat and more. They’ll learn about famous artists such as Henri Matisse, Georges Seurat and Vincent Van Gogh. What a great way for your child to explore the incredible world of art! Dates, times, and costs vary – visit the website for registration.

Ridgedale Play Area | This 6,000-square-foot Minnesota play area has something for everyone. Children ages 0-12, up to 52″ in height, can enjoy immersive experiences that blend learning and play in one of seven unique exhibits. A special exhibit called Baby Oasis caters to children between the ages of 0-2 featuring sensory boards and tummy time mats.

Mini-Hops Gymnastics Spring Break Camp {Plymouth} | From March 26-April 3, your child will have professionally trained coaches that will help develop and build gymnastics skills, lead small and large group activities, get crafty, build strength and friendships. There will be daily downtime for the youngest campers (4 & 5 yr olds). All gymnasts are welcome from beginners all the way to advanced.

Visit the Arboretum | The Minnesota Landscape Arboretum specializes in helping kids literally “dig in” to plants through science and engaging hands-on programs and activities. Try a TogetherTime class, or drop in to their many free activities such as StoryTime and the PlantMaker studio.

Visit your local library | Check out this list of public libraries and find one near you! Many libraries are offering story time events during spring break – so find yours and make a day of it!

Wizarding School Spring Break | The Science Museum of Minnesota and SteppingStone Theatre are teaming up to bring you a full week of Wizarding mayhem. Experience Spring Break like never before with Wizarding classes that combine the power of Art and Science. Each day is a new adventure – you can do one day or all five… whatever works for your family!

Putt-Putt at Can Can Wonderland | Check out this amazing arts-immersive mini golf experience your whole family is sure to enjoy! Special spring break hours are available:
Mon, Mar 30: 10am–8pm
Tues, Mar 31: 10am–8pm
Wed, Apr 1: 10am–8pm
Thur, Apr 2: 10am–11pm
Fri, Apr 3: 10am–1am
Sat, Apr 4: 10am–1am
Sun, Apr 5: 10am–8pm

Apollo: When We Went to the Moon | Experience the best of technology and exploration through the eyes of the engineers and in the boots of the astronauts who took us to the moon 50 years ago. Enjoy an Apollo 11 launch experience and explore artifacts from the U.S. Space & Rocket Center’s archives and media memorabilia highlighting the turbulent nature of this pivotal era in our history. Open NOW through May 10th!

Try a Free First Saturday at the Walker Art Museum | Free First Saturdays feature free gallery admission on the first Saturday of every month, plus performances, games, art-making, and kids’ films from 10 am to 3 pm. Family friendly food options are available or bring something from home to snack on in the lounge or in the garden.

Visit the Minnesota History Center | Explore Minnesota’s past through exhibits that feature authentic historical objects, hands-on experiences, and multimedia presentations. Kids 4 and under get in free!

Hot Wheels @ Minnesota Children’s Museum | Let your kids explore physics concepts through the world of car racing! Included with the price of admission. $12.95 per person.

Classes @ Minnesota Center for Book Arts | Explore fun and unique books, handmade paper, and printmaking projects. MCBA’s family and youth workshops support literacy and pre-literacy skills, develop manual dexterity, and spark a lifelong love of books and art.

Bundle up and visit the Minneapolis Sculpture Garden | It’s open 365 days a year and is totally FREE! The Minneapolis Sculpture Garden is a great place to walk around outdoors with your kids and take in the sites. Snap your photo by the famous Spoonbridge and Cherry!

Try a climbing camp at Vertical Endeavors | One-Day Climbing Camps are designed for all climbers ages 6–13. Whether your climbers are new to the sport or they are ready to start taking their climbing to the next level, this camp provides a fun and age-appropriate environment to build the fundamentals of indoor rock climbing. Some camp activities include top rope climbing, knot tying and a variety of exciting climbing games. Check the location near you for dates, times, and availability.

Go to a cheap movie at the Riverview Theater | Matinee movies shown before 6pm and children under 11 yrs. old cost only $2.50 a ticket here! Grab a snack, find your favorite film, and enjoy this historic theater.

Watch a Puppet Show at Midtown Global Market | Watch In the Heart of the Beast performances in the Midtown Central Court on Thursday nights during the weekly Neighborhood Night celebrations. Come for the show and stay for the “Make-n-Take” workshop based on that day’s puppet show theme. You’ll leave with your own puppet creation to take home. Two shows are happening over spring break: March 12th and March 26th at 5:30pm. RSVP at the link above!

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