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Kid activities in Mpls

We are heading to Minneapolis in a few weeks to visit SIL/BIL.  We've never taken Evan (he's 2) before so this will be a different kind of trip.  We are going to see the Twins lose (ugh, what a disappointing season!) on Sunday but we're looking for something on Saturday.  SIL/BIL don't have kids so they aren't really a wealth of knowledge on fun things to do with a 2 year old.  Any ideas?  Museums, parks, anything outside would be great :)

SIL mentioned the Twin Cities Maze (http://www.twincitiesmaze.com/) which is an option. I'm just looking for other stuff: )

Oh, and the MOA is NOT an option!

* DS1...allergic to dairy, peanuts, eggs and turkey *
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Re: Kid activities in Mpls

  • We took the kids to Como Zoo. http://www.comozooconservatory.org/  It's a very small zoo and they have a carosel and small amusement park.  Donations are given for entrance and the rides were all very affordable.  Kaylee loved it, plus they had a camel that she thought was super cool.

    There is also a Children's Museum (obviously not outdoors) that we didn't get a chance to go to, http://www.mcm.org/

     

  • We went to Como Zoo last year and Blake liked the amusement park next too it ..maybe it was the timing of when we went but I was very disappointed in the zoo b/c there was nothing there to look at!  And I remember thinking it was very not stroller friendly!   I know we are very spoiled with our zoo but I don't think I would go back to Como Zoo.  Although the carosel was really neat and he enjoyed that. 

    I have heard great things about their children's museum. 

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    We went to Como Zoo last year and Blake liked the amusement park next too it ..maybe it was the timing of when we went but I was very disappointed in the zoo b/c there was nothing there to look at!  And I remember thinking it was very not stroller friendly!   I know we are very spoiled with our zoo but I don't think I would go back to Como Zoo.  Although the carosel was really neat and he enjoyed that. 

    I have heard great things about their children's museum. 

    Oh no, it's not the timing... it's no Omaha Zoo (hence the donations entrance fee), but I liked how small it was.  The rides/amusement part made the trip worthwhile.

  • Yeah, from what I hear Como is really good for kids. I remember my parents talking about us going there when we lived there. I have no actual memory of this :)
    * DS1...allergic to dairy, peanuts, eggs and turkey *
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    image HawkeyeBride04:

    We went to Como Zoo last year and Blake liked the amusement park next too it ..maybe it was the timing of when we went but I was very disappointed in the zoo b/c there was nothing there to look at!  And I remember thinking it was very not stroller friendly!   I know we are very spoiled with our zoo but I don't think I would go back to Como Zoo.  Although the carosel was really neat and he enjoyed that. 

    I have heard great things about their children's museum. 

    Oh no, it's not the timing... it's no Omaha Zoo (hence the donations entrance fee), but I liked how small it was.  The rides/amusement part made the trip worthwhile.

    Agree!  Blake liked the rides and amusement park but I would forgo the zoo part if we went again

  • The Science Museum is really cool. It's like 3 levels, has one of those iMax theaters that the screens raises up and wraps all the way around you and they have a huge children's area. We went when I was preg with Colin... but I'm sure that E would love it. And I think our zoo pass got us a discount on admission.
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