Archive for February, 2012

Valentine’s Day Hot Metal Pour at Franconia Sculpture Park, Sunday, February 12th

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On Sunday from 12:00 pm to 5:00 pm Franconia Sculpture Park is having a Valentine’s Day Hot Metal Pour.  This is a little bit of a distance from the Twin Cities, but could make a nice family outing.  Bring your family and a thermos of cocoa and warm your hands over the hot sculpture molds. [...]

Register Now for Minnesota Orchestra’s Target Free Family Concerts, “At the Ballet”

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The Minnesota Orchestra has opened up registration for the next Free Family Concert.  At The Ballet will be performed on Saturday, March 31, 2012 and Saturday, April 14, 2012. Both shows at at 2 p.m. Register now through February 17, 2012.

10 X 10 Art at the Coffee Shop NE

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Although I’m a big believer in taking your small children to museums — even if just for 15 minutes at a time — sometimes it just isn’t convenient.  Here is another great way to introduce your children to some local artists.  The Coffee Shop NE is featuring fresh work from the students of Graphic Design [...]

Kids Super Saturday Ice Fishing Spectacular Tomorrow

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On Saturday, February 4th from 10:00 am-1:00 pm, Taft Lake will be hosting a free kids ice fishing expo. No prior experience or ice fishing gear is needed; everything will be provided! Stop by to introduce a kid to a great winter outdoor recreational activity. For more information, call 612-861-9385.  via Richfield Recreation.

Winter Flower Show at Como Conservatory

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Como Park Zoo and Conservatory will hold its Winter Flower Show from Saturday, February 4th through March 18th between 10:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m. at the Marjorie McNeely Conservatory.  The Sunken Garden will host azaleas, clyclamen, veltheimia, amaryllis, cineraria and more.

Free Family Funday: Skulls of Minnesota — Sunday, February 5th

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On Sunday, from 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m., drop in anytime to North Mississippi Regional Park for Free Family Funday. Explore a large skull collection and see if you can match skulls to the animals they came from.  Then go home a learn more from the Minnesota DNR.

Hidden World of Bears Traveling Exhibit Arrives at Como Zoo on February 6, 2012

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Explore the intimate details of black bear behavior through the photos and insights of long-time bear researcher, Dr. Lynn Rogers. The Hidden World of Bears exhibition features about 70 of Dr. Roger’s framed photographs of bears. Most of the photographs are of black bears, documenting their life as cubs born in a winter den, and [...]

Kids Workshops at Home Depot – Keepsake Box – Saturday, February 4th

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On Saturday, you and your children can attend The Home Depot Kid’s Workshop and make a Keepsake Box.  This could make a nice Valentine for someone special.

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