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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.

Farm Babies
Meet animal babies of all kinds - chicks, piglets, lambs,calves, goat kids and bunnies - at the Wells Fargo Family Farm at the zoo with special activities on select days. March 25-April 30
Where: Minnesota Zoo, Apple Valley
Cost: Free with zoo admission of $12 for ages 3-12 and 65 and older, $18 for ages 13-64
Website: mnzoo.org
Mythic Creatures
Discover the real stories of legendary creatures, including unicorns, dragons, mermaids, chupacabras, griffins, sea kraken and more with statues, large-scale models and cultural objects that have created generations of lore. Through April 16. This exhibit is included in regular museum admission, which now costs $18.95 for adults and $12.95 for ages 4-12 and 60 and older.
Where: Science Museum of Minnesota, St. Paul
Cost: $18.95 for adults and $12.95 for ages 4-12 and 60 and older
Website: smm.org
Lil' Explorer Thursdays
Ages 1 to 3 are invited to listen to story time, meet plant and animal visitors, play games and join in many other fun activities. Each week features a different theme. 10 a.m.-noon Thursdays through April
Where: Como Zoo & Conservatory, St. Paul
Cost: FREE
Website: comozooconservatory.org/education
The Amazing Castle
Travel back in time to a fanciful medieval village filled with opportunities for problem-solving, storytelling and imaginative play as part of the Minnesota Children's Museum's pop-up location at the MOA. Design and build your own chair, cook a delicious meal using garden vegetables or create a puppet show to entertain the royals. Inside the castle, kids can don costumes and role-play as lords, ladies and castle villagers; craft a miniature community using stone blocks; or sound the trumpets to wake Herald, the sleeping dragon. Through April 16. MCM at MOA hours are 10 a.m.-8 p.m. Monday-Saturday and 11 a.m.-7 p.m. Sundays.
Where: Mall of America, Bloomington
Cost: $7.95 for ages 1 and older and free for museum members
Website: mcm.org/visit/moa
The Amazing Castle
Travel back in time to a fanciful medieval village filled with opportunities for problem-solving, storytelling and imaginative play as part of the Minnesota Children's Museum's pop-up location at the MOA. Design and build your own chair, cook a delicious meal using garden vegetables or create a puppet show to entertain the royals. Inside the castle, kids can don costumes and role-play as lords, ladies and castle villagers; craft a miniature community using stone blocks; or sound the trumpets to wake Herald, the sleeping dragon. Through April 16. MCM at MOA hours are 10 a.m.-8 p.m. Monday-Saturday and 11 a.m.-7 p.m. Sundays.
Where: Mall of America, Bloomington
Cost: $7.95 for ages 1 and older and free for museum members
Website: mcm.org/visit/moa
Mythic Creatures
Discover the real stories of legendary creatures, including unicorns, dragons, mermaids, chupacabras, griffins, sea kraken and more with statues, large-scale models and cultural objects that have created generations of lore. Through April 16. This exhibit is included in regular museum admission, which now costs $18.95 for adults and $12.95 for ages 4-12 and 60 and older.
Where: Science Museum of Minnesota, St. Paul
Cost: $18.95 for adults and $12.95 for ages 4-12 and 60 and older
Website: smm.org
Farm Babies
Meet animal babies of all kinds - chicks, piglets, lambs,calves, goat kids and bunnies - at the Wells Fargo Family Farm at the zoo with special activities on select days. March 25-April 30
Where: Minnesota Zoo, Apple Valley
Cost: Free with zoo admission of $12 for ages 3-12 and 65 and older, $18 for ages 13-64
Website: mnzoo.org
Winter Light
Acclaimed British artist Bruce Munro brings his first large-scale light installation to Minnesota with a series of outdoor and indoor exhibits, including thousands of radiant lights, pulsating animations and sounds. Through April 9
Where: Minnesota Landscape Arboretum, Chaska
Cost: $12-$17
Website: munrowinterlightmn.org
Mythic Creatures
Discover the real stories of legendary creatures, including unicorns, dragons, mermaids, chupacabras, griffins, sea kraken and more with statues, large-scale models and cultural objects that have created generations of lore. Through April 16. This exhibit is included in regular museum admission, which now costs $18.95 for adults and $12.95 for ages 4-12 and 60 and older.
Where: Science Museum of Minnesota, St. Paul
Cost: $18.95 for adults and $12.95 for ages 4-12 and 60 and older
Website: smm.org
A Scottish Ramble
This popular celebration has moved from its traditional February date to April to kick off Minnesota's Tartan Week events. Events will include traditional Scottish music and dance performances, cultural sessions and children's activities, as well as food and merchandise vendors. 11 a.m.-5 p.m. April 1. Info at: scottishramble.org or landmarkcenter.org
Where: Landmark Center, St. Paul
Cost: $6 ($4 for ages 12 and younger)
Website: scottishramble.org
Farm Babies
Meet animal babies of all kinds - chicks, piglets, lambs,calves, goat kids and bunnies - at the Wells Fargo Family Farm at the zoo with special activities on select days. March 25-April 30
Where: Minnesota Zoo, Apple Valley
Cost: Free with zoo admission of $12 for ages 3-12 and 65 and older, $18 for ages 13-64
Website: mnzoo.org
The Amazing Castle
Travel back in time to a fanciful medieval village filled with opportunities for problem-solving, storytelling and imaginative play as part of the Minnesota Children's Museum's pop-up location at the MOA. Design and build your own chair, cook a delicious meal using garden vegetables or create a puppet show to entertain the royals. Inside the castle, kids can don costumes and role-play as lords, ladies and castle villagers; craft a miniature community using stone blocks; or sound the trumpets to wake Herald, the sleeping dragon. Through April 16. MCM at MOA hours are 10 a.m.-8 p.m. Monday-Saturday and 11 a.m.-7 p.m. Sundays.
Where: Mall of America, Bloomington
Cost: $7.95 for ages 1 and older and free for museum members
Website: mcm.org/visit/moa
Sundays at Landmark
This annual fall-to-spring series of mostly free cultural and arts events is designed to entertain, enrich and educate all ages. Events will be held at 11 a.m. March 19 (Day of Dance, $6); 11 a.m. April 1 (Scottish Ramble, $6); 3 p.m. May 7 (Rose Ensemble); 1 p.m. May 14 (Saint Paul Civic Symphony Mother's Day Concert).
When: 11 a.m.
Where: Landmark Center, St. Paul
Cost: Varies
Website: landmarkcenter.org
Mythic Creatures
Discover the real stories of legendary creatures, including unicorns, dragons, mermaids, chupacabras, griffins, sea kraken and more with statues, large-scale models and cultural objects that have created generations of lore. Through April 16. This exhibit is included in regular museum admission, which now costs $18.95 for adults and $12.95 for ages 4-12 and 60 and older.
Where: Science Museum of Minnesota, St. Paul
Cost: $18.95 for adults and $12.95 for ages 4-12 and 60 and older
Website: smm.org
The Amazing Castle
Travel back in time to a fanciful medieval village filled with opportunities for problem-solving, storytelling and imaginative play as part of the Minnesota Children's Museum's pop-up location at the MOA. Design and build your own chair, cook a delicious meal using garden vegetables or create a puppet show to entertain the royals. Inside the castle, kids can don costumes and role-play as lords, ladies and castle villagers; craft a miniature community using stone blocks; or sound the trumpets to wake Herald, the sleeping dragon. Through April 16. MCM at MOA hours are 10 a.m.-8 p.m. Monday-Saturday and 11 a.m.-7 p.m. Sundays.
Where: Mall of America, Bloomington
Cost: $7.95 for ages 1 and older and free for museum members
Website: mcm.org/visit/moa