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Twin Cities Guide to Birthday Parties & Celebrations

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One of our most asked questions from our readers is about birthday parties — and how to make them amazing! From venues to ideas, we have curated a list of the best ideas for kids’ party places in and around the Twin Cities! These businesses represent some of the area’s best venues for entertainment, activities, and birthday cakes!

Mall of America®

Crayola Experience Mall of America®

Eagan Community Center

Elite Gymnastics Academy

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Celebrate your birthday at Elite Gymnastics Academy (EGA) in Burnsville! Packages start at $275 and include organized activities ran by EGA’s energetic instructors in EGA’s state-of-the-art gymnastics facility, supervised open gym time for kids to play freely, a special party area to celebrate with friends, and add-on options/different package types such as Gymnastics, Ninja, or Nerf styles! Visit our website or call us at (952) 882-9012 to book your party at EGA today!

Burnsville, MN

(952) 882-9012

Edina Community Center

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Make your child’s birthday party one to remember at Edinborough Park! With a large indoor playpark for climbing, crawling and sliding as well as a multipurpose space with a bounce house, scooters and hula-hoops and more, there is something for everyone!  Learn more and book your party at https://www.edinamn.gov/178/Birthday-Parties

Edina, MN

(952) 826-0367

Adorable Kids Parties


We throw the best Spa Party for your girl and her friends from ages 5 to 16. We bring the party to you, fully decorated and coordinated with fun activities for the birthday girl and her guests. Adorable Kids Parties focus on creating the best birthday memories for you and your kids, our experienced coordinators handle every detail from set up to clean up, so all you have to do is enjoy making memories. With fun mini manicures and pedicures for all of the girls and special designs for the birthday girl, they will all feel pampered like princesses.

Maple Grove, MN

(612) 423-8288

Twin City Model Railroad Museum


The home of “small trains, big memories!” Explore amazing toy train displays, get hands on with wooden train and LEGO play tables and shop in oir gift and hobby shop. We now offer Birthday party rooms and packages to help celebrate your little engineer’s big milestone! Open Fri-Mon. Children 4 and under are free during regular admissions.

St. Paul, MN

(651) 647-9628

MiniSota Play Cafe

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MiniSota Play Cafe is a clean and safe imaginative play space for kids age 6 months- 9 years. They can have fun exploring the mini city, up north area, or catching fish on Lake MiniTonka! You can grab a latte from our cafe and relax or join in the play! Party ages are typically 1-5 years old. Party room parties start at $250 and Private (whole facility) start at $600.

Maple Grove, MN

(651) 392-3119

The Works Museum

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Searching for a unique birthday party experience? A celebration at The Works Museum is full of hands-on fun. Explore the museum floor, enjoy presents and treats in a private party room, and leave the cleanup to us. Guests can even engineer their own party favors!

Bloomington, MN

(952) 888-4262

The Fun Lab

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The Fun Lab is a family entertainment center that is suitable for people of all ages-children thru adults. We have laser tag, bumper cars, mini bowling, virtual reality, xd dark ride, laser maze, arcade games, and a 3-story indoor playground for kids aged 12 and younger. We specialize in throwing fantastic birthday parties for your child and do all of the work so you can sit back and relax. The Fun Lab is an excellent place for field trips, team gatherings, and other festivities.

Blaine, MN

(763) 392-4522

Jam Hops

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Jam Hops Birthday Parties are two hours of hassle free fun for kids ages 2 – 18! Our parties include 1.5 hours of playtime on our gymnastics & ninja equipment, along with 30 minutes for presents & cake. You’ll also get to check out all of the other amazing things Jam Hops has to offer!

Our party package with pizza is $370, which includes 30 more minutes of party time compared to our local competitors.

Ham Lake, MN + Anoka, MN

(763) 413-0647

Board and Brush Lakeville

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Whether you’re looking for a fun way to celebrate your birthday, a distinctive evening out with a group of friends, a bachelorette party, or a unique relationship-building outing for your employees, look to our DIY wood sign workshops in Lakeville. Our space is uniquely set up to provide a warm, welcoming environment that allows everyone to feel comfortable and excited to create their own custom piece of décor. Our instructor-led DIY wood sign workshops allow you to combine your creativity and willingness to learn new skills. We provide you with the instruction, materials and design for you to distress, sand, stain, paint, and customize your personalized piece of art!
Board & Brush Lakeville is located on the main drag in downtown Lakeville on Holyoke Avenue.

Lakeville, MN

(612) 816-1315

Shoreview Community Center

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You bring the guests and we’ll supply the fun! We have a variety of spaces from the waterpark and indoor playground to activity rooms. Party packages range from $200 – $625 depending on area and includes wristbands to use the waterparks and indoor playground during your rental time. We also offer party packages for exclusive use of Bamboo Bay Waterpark (zero-depth entry pool) or the indoor playground.

Shoreview, MN

(651) 490-4700

ClimbZone at Mall of America

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ClimbZone at Mall of America takes climbers to new heights with our state-of-the-art, indoor wall climbing park!

ClimbZone features 44 climbing walls each with unique difficulty levels, obstacles, and heights of up to 40 feet! ClimbZone is a welcoming destination for climbers of all skill levels.

We’re located in the Northeast corner of Nickelodeon Universe inside Mall of America. Reserve your birthday party at ClimbZone today!

Bloomington, MN

(952) 261-9666

Urban Air Adventure Park | Coon Rapids


Urban Air Adventure Park is much more than a trampoline park. If you’re looking for the best year-round indoor attractions in the North Metro area, Urban Air is the perfect place! With new adventures behind every corner in our 14 attractions, we are the ultimate indoor playground for your entire family. Take your kid’s birthday party to the next level or spend a day of fun with the family and you’ll see why Urban Air Adventure Park is the best place for jumping, climbing, riding, playing, and fun for all ages!

Coon Rapids, MN


A2D Academy

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A2D Academy is a local nonprofit in Edina MN that offers education enrichment classes in the form of After School Care, Kids Night Out, Artist Workshops, Maker Space Days (out of school day programming) and Summer Day Camps.

All of our programs are STEAM based and designed in a multi-age classroom for students in Kindergarten through 5th grade.

Edina, MN

(952) 254-0272

The Selfie Co.

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Interactive and Immersive: Step into a world where creativity knows no bounds. Our museum offers interactive exhibits that will ignite your imagination and provide the perfect backdrop for your selfies.

Picture-Perfect Moments: Say goodbye to boring backgrounds. Our exhibits are carefully curated from items locally and around the world to ensure that every photo you take is picture-perfect (and Instagram-worthy).

Albertville, MN

(763) 337-0499

Comprehensive Birthday Guide Listings

Bunker Park Stable | 550 Bunker Lake Boulevard NW, Andover MN 55304

Como Zoo | 1225 Estabrook Drive, Saint Paul, MN 55103

Gale Woods Farm | 7210 County Road 110 West, Minnetrista, MN

The Hayloft | 12407 80th St. S., Hastings, MN

Minnesota Zoo | 13000 Zoo Boulevard, Apple Valley, MN 55124

RAD Zoo | Traveling reptile zoo that visits your home in the Twin Cities

The Raptor Center | 1920 Fitch Avenue, St. Paul, MN 55108

SEA Life Minnesota | Mall of America

ARTrageous Adventures | 2121 W. 21st Street, Minneapolis, MN 55404

ArtStart | 1459 St. Clair Ave, St. Paul, MN 55105

Build A Bear | Multiple Twin Cities locations

Color Me Mine | Multiple Twin Cities locations

Crayola Experience | Mall of America

Created to Grow | 2904 Pentagon Dr, St Anthony, MN 55418

Eagan Art House | 3981 Lexington Ave S, Eagan, MN, 55123

Edina Art Center | 4701 W. 64th St., Edina, MN 55435

KidzArt | NW Minneapolis

KidCreate Studio | Multiple Twin Cities locations

Leonardo’s Basement | 150 West 60th Street, Minneapolis, MN 55419

Minnetonka Center for the Arts | 2240 North Shore Drive, Wayzata, MN 55391-9347

Northern Clay Center | 2424 Franklin Avenue East, Minneapolis, MN, 55406

Paint Your Plate | 5027 France Ave. S, Edina, MN 55410 + 1132 Grand Ave., St. Paul, MN 55105

Simply Jane | 4306 Upton Ave South, Minneapolis, MN

The Selfie Co. | 5703 Lachman Ave NE, Suite 100 Albertville, MN

Big Thrill Factory | 7053 10th Street North, Oakdale, MN 55128

Bowlero | 11129 162nd Street West, Lakeville, MN 55044

Flaherty’s Arden Bowl | 273 West County Road E, Arden Hills, MN 55112

Grand Slam | 12425 River Ridge Blvd, Burnsville, MN 55337

Kiddywampus | 1023 Main Street, Hopkins, MN 55343

Memory Lanes | 2520 26th Ave S, Minneapolis, MN 55406

Pinstripes | 3849 Gallagher Dr., Edina

Skateville | 201 South River Ridge Circle, Burnsville, Minnesota 55337

Valleyfair | 1 Valleyfair Dr., Shakopee {open seasonally}

Base Camp | 6202 Bloomington Rd., Fort Snelling

Blooma | Minneapolis, St. Paul, and Plymouth locations

Gleason’s Gymnastics | Brooklyn Park and Eagan locations

IGM Gymnastics | 14305 Southcross Dr W, Suite 120, Burnsville, MN 55306

The Little Gym8223 State Highway 7, St Louis Park, MN 55426

Midwest Gymnastics | 3225 Country Drive Ste #100, Little Canada, MN 55117

Minneapolis Bouldering Project | 1433 West River Rd. N., Minneapolis

Perpetual Motion Gymnastics | 12440 Aberdeen St. NE Suite 101, Blaine, MN 55449 + 257 Rivertown Dr., Woodbury, MN 55125

Rising Stars Gymnastics Academy | 520 Hayward Ave N., Oakdale MN 55128

Schwan’s Super Rink | 1850, 105th Ave. NE, Blaine

Spirit Gymnastics | 1550 Taylor Avenue, St. Paul, MN 55104

TAGS Gymnastics | 5880 149th St. West, Apple Valley, MN 55124 + 10300 West 70th St., Eden Prairie, MN 55344

Third Lair Skate Park | 850 Florida Ave. S., Golden Valley

Vertical Endeavors | Multiple Twin Cities locations

Adventure Peak at Edinborough7700 York Ave. S., Edina, MN 55424 {PlayPark currently closed}

The Blast Indoor Playground | 1501 Central Pkwy., Eagan {Indoor Playground currently closed}

Inneractive | Minnetonka and Mounds View locations

Jungle Boogie | 4130 Lakeland Ave North, Robbinsdale, MN 55422

Lookout Ridge Indoor Playground | 8595 Central Park Place, Woodbury, MN 55125

Monkey House | 1815 Buerkle Rd, White Bear Lake, MN 55110 {Currently closed}

Bunker Beach Water Park | 701 County Parkway A, Coon Rapids, MN 55433 {open seasonally}

Cascade Bay Water Park | 1360 Civic Center Dr, Eagan, MN 55122 {open seasonally}

Chaska Community Center | 1661 Park Ridge Drive, Chaska, MN 55318

Goldfish Swim School Oakdale | 7055 10th Street North, Oakdale, MN 55128

Great River Water Park | 270 N. Lexington Parkway, Saint Paul, MN 55104

Great Wolf Lodge | 1700 American Blvd. E, Bloomington

Grove Cove Aquatic Center | 12951 Weaver Lake Road, Maple Grove, MN 55369

Jim Lupient Water Park | 1520 Johnson St. NE, Minneapolis, MN 55413 {open seasonally}

Tropics Indoor Water Park | 4580 Victoria Street North, Shoreview, MN 55126

Pump it Up | Eden Prairie and Plymouth locations

Sky Zone Eagan (formerly Rockin Jump) | 2015 Silver Bell Rd #195, Eagan, MN 55122

Sky Zone | Multiple Twin Cities locations

Zero Gravity | 2292 Woodale Dr, Mounds View, MN 55112

Chutes & Ladders Park @ Hyland Play Area | 10145 Bush Lake Rd, Bloomington, MN 55438 {open seasonally}

French Regional Park | 12605 Rockford Rd., Plymouth

Minnehaha Park | 4801 S. Minnehaha Park Dr., Minneapolis

Minnesota Landscape Arboretum | 3675 Arboretum Drive, Chaska

Springbrook Nature Center | 100 85th Ave. NE, Fridley

Tamarack Nature Center | 5287 Otter Lake Rd., White Bear Lake

The Bakken Museum | 3537 Zenith Avenue South, Minneapolis, MN 55416

Firefighters Hall and Museum | 664 22nd Ave. NE, Minneapolis

Minnesota Children’s Museum | 10 West Seventh Street, St. Paul, MN 55102 {currently not hosting parties}

Science Museum of Minnesota | 120 Kellogg Blvd. W., St. Paul {currently not hosting parties}

Cooks of Crocus Hill | Multiple Twin Cities locations

Kitchen Window |  3001 Hennepin Ave., Minneapolis

Sweeteacup | Traveling tea parties in the Twin Cities area

Way Cool Cooking School | 16544 W. 78th Street, Eden Prairie, MN 55346

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