When: 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Wednesdays and Thursdays, 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays Where: The Northwest Airlines History Center's new home is on the third floor of the Crowne Plaza Aire hotel in Bloomington. Cost: FREE Website: northwestairlineshistory.org
When: Jan. 4-Feb. 28 Where: Science Museum of Minnesota, St. Paul Cost: Adults: $9.95, seniors and children 4-12: $8.95, children 3 and under free; other fees apply to museum admission Website: smm.org/omnitheater
Preschool through first grade children accompanied by an adult are invited to bring their teddy bears to the Hill House in celebration of Presidents Day and the beloved toy named in honor of President Theodore Roosevelt, a friend of the Hill family who they visited at the White House. A tour of the house will be combined with favorite teddy bear stories.
Where: James J. Hill House, St. Paul Cost: $6 adults and age 2 and up, MNHS members save 20% Website: mnhs.org/event/6568
Como Planetarium is a 55-seat planetarium that has been in operation since 1975. Its state-of-the-art immersive video system provides the opportunity for visitors to take virtual trips though the solar system, as well as enjoy quality film productions on a 30 ft. diameter screen. Two 45-minute shows are open to the public each Tuesday night of the school year.
Spark fun and educational exploration every Toddler Tuesdays with Nickelodeon and Canon's Laugh & Learn Playdates. Events include special character appearances, arts and crafts, story time, and the chance to win a Canon printer! Events are every Tuesday from 10 a.m. until noon and are free and open to the public.
For little ones age 5 and younger accompanied by their caregivers, Midtown Global Market offers educational events every week. Activities may include dancing, live puppet theater, cooking activities and even live animals from the Como Zoo. 10:30 a.m. - 1 p.m.
Author and illustrator Stephen Savage returns to Red Balloon Bookshop for storytime with his latest adventure, The Babysitter from Another Planet: When their parents go out for the evening, a brother and sister are left with a babysitter unlike any they've ever had before--an alien from another planet.
Humble painter Mr. Popper turns a dozen talented penguins into a traveling vaudeville act. For children 4 years old and up. 1 hour without intermission. ASL/AD Performance: Friday, February 15 at 7 p.m., Sensory Friendly Performance: Friday, February 22 at 7 p.m.
The live-action theatrical experience designed to support science, technology, engineering, arts and math (STEAM) based learning, offers families a live-action musical along with a pre-show lobby experience, including augmented reality (AR) games, hands-on activities, and meet and greets with favorite PBS KIDS characters.