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Activities & Outings for Children in MN

Updated: Jun 17, 2020


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Ready to get out of the house and explore this summer? We put together a list full of activities and outings for you and the kids. We do want to give you a head's up though. Some places still may be closed due to COVID-19 so please check the businesses website and/or call to double-check. We sure hope you get to go enjoy the beautiful weather in Minnesota with some of these super fun places.


Be sure to tag us @lchsnannies in your summer outings and we can share to our page!

Nature Centers


Dodge Nature Center

Website

Address: 365 Marie Ave W, West St Paul, MN 55118

Phone: (651) 455-4531


Tamarack Nature Center 

Website

Address: 5287 Otter Lake Rd, White Bear Township, MN 55110

Phone: (651) 407-5350


Woodlake Nature Center

Website

Address: 6710 Lake Shore Dr S, Richfield, MN 55423

Phone: (612) 861-9365


Maplewood Nature Center

Website

Address: 2659 E 7th St, Maplewood, MN 55119

Phone: (651) 249-2170 


Roseville Nature Center

Website

Address: 2520 Dale St N, Roseville, MN 55113

Phone: (651) 765-4262 


Westwood Nature Center

Website

Address: 8300 W Franklin Ave, St Louis Park, MN 55426

Phone: (952) 924-2544


Richardson Nature Center

Website

Address: 8737 E Bush Lake Rd, Bloomington, MN 55438

Phone: (763) 694-7676


Eastman Nature Center

Website

Address: 13351 Elm Creek Rd, Maple Grove, MN 55369

Phone: (763) 694-7700


Lebanon Hills Regional Park

Website

Address: 860 Cliff Rd, Eagan, MN 55123

Phone: (651) 554-6530


French Regional Park

Website

Address: 12605 Rockford Rd, Plymouth, MN 55441

Phone: (763) 694-7750 


French Regional Park

Indoor Playgrounds


Maple Maze

Website

12951 Weaver Lake Rd, Maple Grove, MN 55369


The Blast Indoor Playground

Website

Address: 1501 Central Pkwy, Eagan, MN 55121

Phone: (651) 675-5550


Eagles Nest

Website

Address: 400 10th St NW, New Brighton, MN 55112

Phone: (651) 638-2130


Lookout Ridge

Website

Address: 8595 Central Park Pl, Woodbury, MN 55125 

Phone: (651) 414-3434


Goodtimes Park

Website

Address: 3265 Northwood Cir #100, Eagan, MN 55121

Phone: (651) 454-5736


Edinborough Park

Website

Address: 7700 York Ave S, Edina, MN 55435

Phone: (952) 833-9540


InnerActive

Website

Address: 2240 Woodale Dr, Mounds View, MN 55112

Phone: 612-567-1004


Millz House

Website

Address: 14645 Felton Ct #104, Apple Valley, MN 55124

Phone: (952) 446-5858


Bouncing-Ton Playground

Website

Address: 10592 France Ave S, Bloomington, MN 55431

Phone: (612) 440-1126


Rainbow Play Systems

Website

Address: 6440 34th Ave NW, Rochester, MN 55901

Phone: (507) 288-1271


Chaska Community Center

Website

Address: 1661 Park Ridge Dr, Chaska, MN 55318

Phone: (952) 448-5633


Prairie Play Zone

Website

Address: Eden Prairie, MN 55344

Phone: 952-949-8470


Pump It Up

Website

Address: 7406 Washington Ave S, Eden Prairie, MN 55344

Phone: (952) 943-0052


Bounce Town

Website

Address: 1860 Adams St, Mankato, MN 56001

Phone: (507) 345-7737


Backyard Indoor Playground

Website

Address: 316 Brookview Pkwy S, Golden Valley, MN 55426

Phone: (763) 512-2345


Turf Tots

Website

Address: 11000 Excelsior Blvd, Hopkins, MN 55343

Phone: (952) 548-6390 


Playground Plaza

Website

Address: 11701 95th Ave N, Maple Grove, MN 55369

Phone: (763) 228-3833


Snapology Discovery Center

Website

Address: 2649 Lyndale Ave S, Minneapolis, MN 55408

Phone: (612) 440-7627


Big Thrill Factory

Website

Address: 17585 MN-7, Minnetonka, MN 55345

Phone: (952) 698-7700


Williston Treehouse

Website

Address: 14509 Minnetonka Dr, Minnetonka, MN 55345

Phone: (952) 939-8370


Jump City Indoor Bounce Park

Website

Address: 5889 Queens Ave NE, Otsego, MN 55330

Phone: (763) 355-1023


Plymouth Fieldhouse

Website

Address: 14800 34th Ave N, Plymouth, MN 55447

Phone: (763) 509-5280


Playworks

Website

Address: 2200 Trail of Dreams, Prior Lake, MN 55372

Phone: (952) 445-7529

Jungle Boogie

Website

Address: Check website for accurate times and availability, 4130 Lakeland Ave N. Robbinsdale, Mn 55422 Note: Fri, Sat, and Sun are open by a private party only, Robbinsdale, MN 55422

Phone: (763) 205-2733


Monkeyhouse

Website

Address: 1815 Buerkle Rd, White Bear Lake, MN 55110

Phone: (651) 348-8233


Turf Tots

Museums and Art


Minneapolis Sculpture Garden

Website

Address: 725 Vineland Pl, Minneapolis, MN 55403

Phone: (612) 375-7600


Minneapolis Institute of Art

Website

Address: 2400 3rd Ave S, Minneapolis, MN 55404

Phone: (612) 870-3000


Children’s Theater

Website

Address: 2400 3rd Ave S, Minneapolis, MN 55404

Phone: (612) 874-0400


Science Museum

Website

Address: 120 W Kellogg Blvd, St Paul, MN 55102

Phone: (651) 221-9444


Children’s Museum

Website

Address: 10 7th St W, St Paul, MN 55102

Phone: (651) 225-6000


Mill City Museum

Website

Address: 704 S 2nd St, Minneapolis, MN 55401

Phone: (612) 341-7555


Choo Choo Bob's Train Store

Website

Address: 2050 Marshall Ave, St Paul, MN 55104

Phone: (651) 646-5252


Minneapolis Sculpture Garden

Lakes and Beaches


Lake Harriet (Park and Beach)

Website

Address: 4135 W Lake Harriet Parkway Minneapolis, MN 55409

Phone: 612-230-6400


Lake Calhoun (Bde Maka Ska) 

Website

Address: 3000 Bde Maka Ska Parkway Minneapolis, MN 55408

Phone: 612-230-6400


Lake Nokomis

Website

Address:4955 W Lake Nokomis Parkway Minneapolis, MN 55417

Phone: 612-370-4923


Minnehaha Falls/Park

Website

Address: 4801 S Minnehaha Drive Minneapolis, MN 55417

Phone: 612-230-6400


Theodore Wirth Regional Park

Website

Address: Parkland from Golden Valley Road to 394

Phone: 612-230-6400


Eloise Butler Wildflower Garden Bird sanctuary 

Website

Address: 1 Theodore Wirth Pkwy, Minneapolis, MN 55405

Phone: (612) 370-4903


Lake Elmo Park Reserve

Website

Address: 1515 Keats Ave N, Lake Elmo, MN 55042

Phone: (651) 430-8370


Como-Harriet Streetcar Line

Website

Address: 4200 Queen Ave S, Minneapolis, MN 55410

Phone: (952) 922-1096


Cedar lake Point Beach

Website

Address: Cedar Lake Pkwy, Minneapolis, MN 55416

Phone: (612) 230-6400


Lake Nokomis

Website

Address: 5001 W Lake Nokomis Pkwy, Minneapolis, MN 55417

Phone: (612) 230-6400


Shady Oak Beach

Website

Address: 5200 Shady Oak Rd, Minnetonka, MN 55343

Phone: (952) 908-7083


Silver Lake Beach

Website

Address: 2601 19th Ave E, St Paul, MN 55109

Phone: (651) 779-0763


Phalen Regional Park and Beach

Website

Address: 1600 Phalen Dr, St Paul, MN 55106

Phone: (651) 778-0413


Mahtomedi Beach

Address: 1045 Park Ave, Mahtomedi, MN 55115

Phone: (651) 426-3344


Snelling Lake Beach 

Website

Address: 101 Snelling Lake Rd, St Paul, MN 55111

Phone: (612) 279-3550


Snail Lake Regional Park and Beach 

Website

Address: 4191 Snail Lake Blvd, Shoreview, MN 55126

Phone: (651) 748-2500


Lakeside Commons Beach 

Address: 3020 Lakes Pkwy, Blaine, MN 55449

Phone: (763) 784-6700


Big Marine Park Reserve Beach 

Website

Address: 17495 Manning Trail N, Marine on St Croix, MN 55047

Phone: (651) 430-8200


Square Lake Park Beach 

Website

Address: 15450 Square Lake Trail N, Stillwater, MN 55082

Phone: (651) 430-8200


Bush Lake Beach 

Website

Address: 9140 E Bush Lake Rd, Minneapolis, MN 55438

Phone: (952) 563-8877


Cleary Lake Regional Park Beach 

Website

Address: 18106 Texas Ave, Prior Lake, MN 55372

Phone: (763) 694-7777


Schulze Lake Beach 

Website

Address: 860 Cliff Road Eagan, MN 55123

Phone: (952-891-7000)


Clay Hole Swim Beach 

Website

Address: 3260 Chaska Blvd, Chaska, MN 55318

Phone: 952-448-5633


Round Lake Park Beach

Website

Address: 16691 Valley View Rd, Eden Prairie, MN 55346

Phone: (952) 949-8442


Crystal Beach

Website

Address: 1101 Crystal Lake Rd E, Burnsville, MN 55306

Phone: (952) 895-4521


Lake Harriet North Beach

Parks


TeddyBear Park 

Website

Address: 207 Nelson St E, Stillwater, MN 55082

Phone: (651) 430-8800


Hitching Company-Horse Drawn Carriage ride

Website

Address: 925 No. 5th St., Minneapolis, MN 55401

Phone: (612) 338-7777


Valley Fair

Website

Address: 1 Valley Fair Dr, Shakopee, MN 55379

Phone: (952) 445-7600


Round Lake Park 

Website

Address: 16691 Valley View Rd, Eden Prairie, MN 55346

Phone: (952) 949-8442


Hyland Lake Park

Website

Address: 10145 E Bush Lake Rd, Bloomington, MN 55438

Phone: (763) 694-7687


Elm Creek Park Reserve 

Website

Address: 12400 James Deane Pkwy, Maple Grove, MN 55369

Phone: (763) 694-7894


Schaper Park

Website

Address: 4824 Schaper Rd, Golden Valley, MN 55422


Central Park

Website

Address: Roseville, MN 55113

Phone: (651) 792-7006


Wabun Park

Website

Address: 4655 46th Ave S, Minneapolis, MN 55406

Phone: (612) 230-6400


French Regional Park

Website

Address: 12605 Rockford Rd, Plymouth, MN 55441

Phone: (763) 694-7750


Treasure Island in St Paul

Website

Address: 400 Wabasha St N, St Paul, MN 55102


Linden Hills Park

Website

Address: 3100 W 43rd St, Minneapolis, MN 55410

Phone: (612) 370-4913


Harmon Park

Website

Address: 230 Bernard St W, West St Paul, MN 55118

Phone: (651) 552-4150


Gearty Park 

Website

Address: 3101 Regent Ave N, Golden Valley, MN 55422


Lyndale Farmstead Park

Website

Address: 3900 Bryant Ave S, Minneapolis, MN 55409

Phone: (612) 370-4948


Como Regional Park

Website

Address: 1151 Wynne Ave, St Paul, MN 55108

Phone: (651) 489-0378


Madison’s Playground 

Website

Address: 4125 Radio Dr, Woodbury, MN 55125

Phone: (651) 714-3740


Lake Elmo Park Reserve 

Website

Address: 1515 Keats Ave N, Lake Elmo, MN 55042

Phone: (651) 430-8370


Fireman’s Park 

Website

Address: 3210 Chaska Blvd, Chaska, MN 55318

Phone: (952) 448-5633


Cleary Lake Regional Park

Website

Address: 18106 Texas Ave, Prior Lake, MN 55372

Phone: (763) 694-7777


Fort Snelling State Park 

Website

Address: 101 Snelling Lake Rd, St Paul, MN 55111

Phone: (612) 279-3550


Antlers Park 

Website

Address: 9740 201st St W, Lakeville, MN 55044

Phone: (952) 985-4600


Cottage Grove Ravine 

Website

Address: 9653 Keats Ave S, Cottage Grove, MN 55016

Phone: (651) 430-8240


Highlands Park 

Website

Address: 6975 Idsen Ave S, Cottage Grove, MN 55016

Phone: (651) 459-1295


Keller Regional Park 

Website

Address: 2039-2099, US-61, Maplewood, MN 55109

Phone: (651) 748-2500


Antlers Park

Zoos


Minnesota Zoo

Website

Address: 13000 Zoo Blvd, Apple Valley, MN 55124

Phone: (952) 431-9200


Como Zoo 

Website

Address: 1225 Estabrook Dr, St Paul, MN 55103

Phone: (651) 487-8201


Cock-a-doodle Zoo

Website

Address: 3001 White Bear Ave #2001, Maplewood, MN 55109

Phone: (651) 492-0230


Cock-a-doodle Zoo

Mall of America


Toddler Tuesday

Website


Crayola Experience

Website

Address: 300 South Avenue Level 3, Bloomington, MN 55425

Phone: (952) 851-5800


Nickelodeon Universe

Website

Address: 5000 Center Ct, Bloomington, MN 55425

Phone: (952) 883-8800


Legoland

Website

Address: 164 South Avenue, Bloomington, MN 55425

Phone: (952) 858-8949


Sealife Aquarium 

Website

Address: One, Mall of America, 120 East Broadway East Side, Level, Bloomington, MN 55425

Phone: (952) 883-0202


Nickelodeon Universe

Splash Pads


Madison’s Place

Website

Address: 4125 Radio Dr, Woodbury, MN 55125

Phone: (651) 714-3740


Andrew’s Park Splash

Website

Address: 7200 117th Ave N, Champlin, MN 55316

Phone: (763) 923-7163


Harmon Park 

Website

Address: 230 Bernard St W, West St Paul, MN 55118

Phone: (651) 552-4150


Highland Park Aquatic Center 

Website

Address: 1840 Edgcumbe Rd, St Paul, MN 55116

Phone: (651) 695-3773


Battle Creek Water Park 

Website

Address: 2401 Upper Afton Rd E, Maplewood, MN 55119

Phone: (651) 501-6340


Central Park 

Website

Address: 12000 Central Park Way, Maple Grove, MN 55369

Phone: (763) 494-6474


Como Regional Park Pool

Website

Address: 1151 Wynne Ave, St Paul, MN 55108

Phone: (651) 489-0378


Wabun Picnic Area

Website

Address: 4655 46th Ave S, Minneapolis, MN 55406

Phone: (612) 230-6400


Madison's Place

Fun Book Stores for Children


Wild Rumpus

Website

Address: 2720 W 43rd St, Minneapolis, MN 55410

Phone: (612) 920-5005


Red Balloon Bookshop

Website

Address: 891 Grand Ave, St Paul, MN 55105

Phone: (651) 224-8320


Moon Palace Books

Website

Address: 3032 Minnehaha Ave, Minneapolis, MN 55406

Phone: (612) 454-0455


Magers and Quinn Booksellers

Website

Address: 3038 Hennepin Ave, Minneapolis, MN 55408

Phone: (612) 822-4611


Half-Price books