Wednesday, January 5, 2011

Out and About Ideas

Are you looking for something different to do? After all the excitement of the holidays it's sometimes nice to look forward to a couple of special outings. Some are indoors to get out of the cold and others take advantage of the great outdoors.Here are several ideas along with a online resource that you can go back to again and again.

Great resource -

Daily through 01/11/11
Exhibits: Geometry Playground
The Science Museum of Minnesota
120 West Kellogg Boulevard
Daily through 01/16/11
Exhibits: Santa, Coca-Cola, and Swedish Design
Exhibits: A Nordic Christmas and Sankta Lucia
American Swedish Institute
2600 Park Avenue
Daily through 01/23/11
Exhibits: Japan and Nature
Minnesota Children's Museum
10 West Seventh Street
Daily through 01/23/11
Exhibits: Journey into the World of Insects
Como Zoo
1225 Estabrook Drive
Daily through 05/15/11
Exhibits: Sustainable Shelter
Bell Museum of Natural History
10 Church Street SE
Daily through 02/06/11
Holiday Seasonal: Wells Fargo Winter Skate
FREE Skating!
Landmark Center
75 West Fifth Street
Daily through 01/14/11
Library Programs: Arctic Fever Coloring Contest
Excelsior Library
343 Third Street

Daily 2011
Check out your local library for their list of child specific events
Including: Story time, Discovery events, and other contests
Various locations and schedules
Wed 01/05/11
Nature & Outdoors: Nature Adventurers: Snow Games
Wood Lake Nature Center
6710 Lake Shore Drive
January 27 through February 6, 2011
Winter Carnival 
Each Wed, Fri through 09/24/11
Parents Night Out: Family and Date Night
Simply Jane
5411 Nicollet Avenue South
Each Wed through 03/31/11
Special Events: Wee Wednesdays
Midtown Global Market
920 East Lake Street
Three Rivers Park District Events
Events Include (just a sample of many available):
Doodle Bugs Winter at Silverwood Park
Kits & Cubs: Feed the Birds at Eastman Nature Center
Family Winter Camp
Family Ice Fishing 101at French Regional Park
Do you have more ideas to share? Please post a comment!

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