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Minnesota Parent welcomes information about events for families throughout the state of Minnesota. Calendar listings are FREE and can submitted here.

You can submit a listing at any time, but the deadline for possible inclusion in the print publication is six weeks prior to the month of the publication. (For example, June 15 for the August issue.)

All events are subject to change. Be certain to check with the event sponsor either by visiting the website or calling, to ensure the featured event is still viable.

Events taking place for more than one weekend in length will be listed in our "Ongoing" area.

Movies Under The Domes
Please register with Eventbrite to secure your seat at the Convention Center (no assigned seating, however, seats are limited). March 21, 2019: Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 (PG-13); April 25, 2019: Moana (PG); May 16, 2019: Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse (PG)
Where: Minneapolis Convention Center
Cost: FREE
Website: eventbrite.com/e/movies-under-the-domes-tickets-55000743705
24th Annual Minnesota Autism Conference
Expert speakers, educators, professionals, caregivers, and individuals with autism have a platform to exchange knowledge and ideas with one another - all with the goal of enhancing the lives of those on the autism spectrum.
Where: Minneapolis Marriott Southwest
Cost: $25+
Website: ausm.org/events/ausm-events/state-autism-conference.html
Lil' Explorer Thursdays
Perfect for the 1-3 year old to meet animal and plant visitors, see story time, play games and many other fun activities. Different theme each week.
Where: Como Zoo and Conservatory, St. Paul
Cost: FREE
Website: comozooconservatory.org
The Most Magnificent Thing
A young girl has a wonderful idea. All she has to do is make it, and she makes things all the time. But as the girl tries and fails, repeatedly, she finds invention is anything but easy. For all ages, this play is based on the book written and illustrated by Ashley Spires.
Where: Stages Theatre Company, Hopkins
Cost: $14-$21
Website: stagestheatre.org
Hidden Heroes: The Black Women of NASA
In the 1950's and 60's the black women of NASA fought against racial and gender discrimination for a place on the leading edge of math, science and technology. This play tells the stories of how these women were influenced as young girls to eventually make critical contributions that launched US astronauts into space and returned them safely back to Earth. Best for ages 7 and up.
Where: Stage Theatre Company, Hopkins
Cost: $14-$21
Website: stagestheatre.org
The Most Magnificent Thing
A young girl has a wonderful idea. All she has to do is make it, and she makes things all the time. But as the girl tries and fails, repeatedly, she finds invention is anything but easy. For all ages, this play is based on the book written and illustrated by Ashley Spires.
Where: Stages Theatre Company, Hopkins
Cost: $14-$21
Website: stagestheatre.org
Babies at the Castle
Designed for babies from newborn to 15 months and their caregivers. Leave your strollers at the door and carry your baby through the Mansion before it opens to the general public. Immerse yourself and your young one in bright patterns, colors and textures. The tours are approximately 30 minutes long followed by an additional 15 minutes of sensory play, which could include circle time and sharing touchable objects.
When: 9:15 to 10 a.m.
Where: American Swedish Institute, Minneapolis
Cost: $15 for caregiver and child
Website: asimn.org
24th Annual Minnesota Autism Conference
Expert speakers, educators, professionals, caregivers, and individuals with autism have a platform to exchange knowledge and ideas with one another - all with the goal of enhancing the lives of those on the autism spectrum.
Where: Minneapolis Marriott Southwest
Cost: $25+
Website: ausm.org/events/ausm-events/state-autism-conference.html
Karaoke for All Ages
Come sing your heart out, enjoy the participatory sing-a-longs and spontaneous dance parties, cheer on other singers, and now, it's all ages! Hosted by the always amazing Silly Miss Tilly (pictured).
Where: Can Can Wonderland, St. Paul
Cost: $2
Website: cancanwonderland.com
Hidden Heroes: The Black Women of NASA
In the 1950's and 60's the black women of NASA fought against racial and gender discrimination for a place on the leading edge of math, science and technology. This play tells the stories of how these women were influenced as young girls to eventually make critical contributions that launched US astronauts into space and returned them safely back to Earth. Best for ages 7 and up.
Where: Stage Theatre Company, Hopkins
Cost: $14-$21
Website: stagestheatre.org
Cars and Caves
Collector, classic and exotic cars and motorcycles are displayed all throughout the AutoPlex's 120 garage condominiums. Coffee, beverages and food will be provided by local food trucks at this family-friendly event.
Where: Chanhassen AutoPlex
Cost: FREE
Website: chanhassenautoplex.com/cars-and-caves
24th Annual Minnesota Autism Conference
Expert speakers, educators, professionals, caregivers, and individuals with autism have a platform to exchange knowledge and ideas with one another - all with the goal of enhancing the lives of those on the autism spectrum.
Where: Minneapolis Marriott Southwest
Cost: $25+
Website: ausm.org/events/ausm-events/state-autism-conference.html
Como Town Opening Day
Kids and adults will be thrilled on the wide variety of kid friendly rides including Tiger Trax Roller Coaster, The Tornado and The Kiddie Grand Prix. Please note, opening day will be dependent on the weather.
When: 10 a.m.
Where: Como Zoo and Conservatory, St. Paul
Cost: FREE admission; ride prices vary
Website: comozooconservatory.org/events/special-events/
March for Babies
Premature birth is the single largest cause of death among babies and the most urgent infant health problem in the United States. More than 10,000 walkers are expected to join together at Mall of America for the March of Dimes "March for Babies" event. The event will include interactive activities and elements for families to explore and learn more about the March of Dimes mission.
Where: Mall of America, Bloomington
Cost: FREE
Website: mallofamerica.com/events/view/24490
Party for the Planet Presented by Xcel Energy
Bring the family for a fun weekend of activities, crafts and education programs that explore animals, plants and people that depend on this big blue ball. You'll leave with some great ideas for reducing your own impact on the planet, and improving our natural habitats.
Where: Como Park Zoo & Conservatory, St. Paul
Cost: FREE
Website: comozooconservatory.org