We were able to spend some time at the Minneapolis Institute of Art, as well as the Walker Art Center. Like the Como Zoo, the Minneapolis Institute of Art is free, but donations are welcome. The first Saturday of every month is free at the Walker Art Center, as well as Thursday nights, and kids 0-18 are always free. It’s a nice way to expose your children to the arts without having to pay an arm and a leg. The Minneapolis Institute of Art is located next to Children’s Theater Company, it might be nice to combine visits if you’re looking for something extra special to do. The Minneapolis Institute of Art has family day the second Sunday of each month. You will be able to make art, go on artful adventures, meet local artists, musicians, dancers & storytellers with your children. The third Thursday of every month, the Minneapolis Institute of Art invites you to experience Mia’s diverse art collection through unique experiences, libations and live music, refreshments are available for purchase.
If you are lucky enough to get a beautiful day to visit the Walker Art Center, the Sculpture Garden is a real treat. The Sculpture Garden is open 6am-midnight every day of the year. There is also an Artist-Designed mini golf that is open until October 29th. Parking is $5, but incredibly convenient! When we were at the Walker Art Center several floors were closed for artist installations, so it might be best if you check to see how many exhibits are available. With only one floor open there were long lines and would be simply too much to stand in with a child, or an impatient adult!
The Twin Cities certainly have a lot to offer, it’s definitely worth exploring!