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Play with kids

Thursday, October 18th, 2007

 *Prices and hours may have changed-Call before heading out!

Adventure Park
14200 Lincoln St, Ham Lake, MN
Indoor Playground with jungle theme.
Phone: 763-757-3000
Hours: 9:30-4:30 M, T, TH, 9:30-8pm W, F, Sa. 10-6 Sun.
Cost:  1 and older $5.50. Adults and babies free.

Adventure Peak, Edinborough Indoor Park
7700 York Ave. S, Edina, MN
952-832-6790    Hours: M-Sat 9am-9pm, Sun 9am-6pm
Indoor Park with trees, swings, balls, hula hoops, climbing/crawling tubes
Cost: $5 per visit or  10 visits for $40

Barnes and Nobel Bookstore
Story hours vary by store.
Ridegdale 952-546-2006
Story hour Tuesday and Friday 10:00am
Kids love to play with the trains!

Bryn Mawr playground and wading pool
601 Morgan Avenue South
Minneapolis, MN 55405
Summer: Huge fields to play in. Playground and fenced in wading pool. Usually not very busy. Public restroom provided.
Cost: FREE

Children’s Museum
10 W 7th St, St.Paul, 55102
Hours: T-Th, Sat & Sun 9-5, Fri 9-8pm, M-closed
Cost: $8.95 everyone, Family membership $105
FREE admission the 3rd Sunday of every month!

Choo Choo Bobs
2050 Marshall Avenue
St. Paul, MN 55104
Stortime on select Tuesdays and Saturdays at 10am. Check dates on website.
After storytime children can play with MANY trains. They also host birthday parties.
Cost: FREE

Cinema Café
2749 Winnetka, New Hope, 55427
Phone: 763-546-2336
Show times vary. See newspaper
Mondays: Kids receive free movie ticket and meal with adult purchasing movie ticket and meal.
Tuesday: family discount day. $1 pop and popcorn. Discount tickets.

Como Zoo
1225 Estabrook Dr, St. Paul, 55103
Phone: 651-487-8200
Hours: 10-4 Daily
Cost: $1-$2 donation, FREE parking

Crystal Community Center
4800 Douglas Dr, Crystal, 55429
Phone: 763-531-0052
Wed 10-11:30am
Preschool playtime, scooters, riding toys, slides, small moonwalk
Cost: $2.50 up to age 5

Eagle’s Nest
400 NW 10th Street, New Brighton, MN
New Brighton Family Services Center
Phone: 651-638-2127
Hours: M-Sat 9am-8pm, Sun 11am-5pm
8ft Climbing wall, ball pit, triple slide, indoor park, separate under 3 areas.
Cost: $5, 12 punch pass $50

Eastman Nature Center
Elm Creek Center, 13351 Elm Creek Rd, Dayton, 55369
Phone: 763-694-7700
Hours: M-Sat 9-5pm, Sun 12-5pm
Preschool programs, summer camp, puppet shows, hiking, animal demonstrations.

Elm Creek Swimming Pond
12420 James Deane Parkway
Maple Grove, MN 55369
Summer: Man made swimming pond that has ropes to show various depths. Umbrellas available, bathrooms and concessions. Children can bring floatables. Water is chlorinated. They have a state of the art playground down the path from the pond.
Winter: Consider skiing and tubing at Elm Creek.
Cost: Family membership $5 per person for season. Or you can pay $3 per visit for children 1 and older.

Gleason’s Gymnastics
9775 85th Avenue North, Maple Grove, MN 55369
Maple Grove: 763-493-2526
Preschool Open Gym: Wed & Friday 9:30-11:30. Call to confirm.
2015 Silver Bell Road, Suite 180, Eagan, MN 55122
Eagan: 651-454-6203
Preschool Open Gym: Wed & Friday 9:30-11:30, Friday 12-2pm. Call to confirm.
Cost: $6 per child/$8 Family
School-age playtimes also available.

Great Harvest Bread Company
4314 Upton Ave S, Minneapolis, 55410
Phone: 612-929-2899
Free bakery tour with any group. Just call!

Home Depot click “kid workshops”
Free apron and “shop” style activity.
Geared  for children ages 5-12, younger welcomed
1st sat of month 9am-12noon

Linden Hills playground and wading pool
3100 43rd street W
Minneapolis, MN 55410
Summer: Beautiful toddler and school-age playgrounds that are well shaded. Sand for playing. Fenced in wading pool (2 depths) make it a great spot for summer fun. While you are in the area take a walk and visit Wild Rumpus Bookstore, Creative Kidstuff and Great Harvest Bakery. Public restrooms available.
Cost: FREE

Maple Maze
12951 Weaver Lake Rd, Maple Grove, MN
Maple Grove Community Center
Phone: 763-494-5966 or 763-494-6500
Hours: M-Sat 9am-8pm, Sun 10am-7pm
Indoor play park. Tubes, tunnels, slides, ball pit, toddler area
Cost: $3.50 Resident, $4.50 non-resident

MN Zoo
13000 Zoo Blvd, Apple Valley, 55124, Phone: 952-431-9200
Hours: M-Sun 9-4
Cost: $7 child, $12 adult, $5 car-Highly recommend Family Membership $95-includes it all!

North Mississippi Regional Park
4900 Mississippi Court
Minneapolis, MN 55430
Summer: Beautiful toddler and school-age playgrounds (with sand). Sits next to a fenced in wading pool w/fountains. short and tall picnic tables for the whole family. Great hiking trails next to the river.
Cost: FREE

Oakhill Splash Pad
3201 Rhode Island, St. Louis Park, MN
Summer: playgrounds, picnic shelter, public restrooms and sprinkler park!
Winter: Excellent Sledding hills!

Plymouth Fieldhouse Dome
14800 34th Ave. N, Plymouth, MN 55447
Phone: 763-509-5280 Hours: M,W,F 10:30-1:30 (Nov.-Mar.)
Preschool Open Play: Balls, bouncers, open field. Cost: $2 for Plymouth Residents; $3 non-residents

Pump it up-pop in playtime
Plymouth: 3500 Holly Lane N, Plymouth, 55447
Phone: 763-553-0340. Call for hours.
Eden Praire: 7406 Washington , Eden Prairie, 55344
Phone: 952-943-0052. Call for hours.
Many inflatable jumpers and slides!
Cost: $6-ages 2 & up, Adults FREE

Robbinsdale Community Ed

Science Museum
120 W. Kellogg Blvd
St. Paul, MN 55102
Preschool playtime available Monday mornings 9:30-12. No additional cost.
Cost: Family membership $95 includes omnitheater. Otherwise tickets start at $11 for adults, $8.50 for children.

St. Louis Park Community Ed and special events
(click ‘experience St. Louis park’ then ‘the special events’)

Wayzata Beach and trolley
Located in downtown wayzata. Trolley picks up every 30 minutes from the beach on the hour and half hour. Takes you on a 30 minute tour of wayzata. The park is right next to the beach which makes it easy to monitor multiple kids. Huge sand dune for climbing and digging. Shaded areas for picnic and public restroom.
Cost: FREE, donations accepted for trolley rides.

Wild Rumpus Bookstore
2720 W 43rd St, Minneapolis, 55410
Phone: 612-920-5005
Great FREE events, LIVE animals: chicken, rats, fish, snake etc…
Story hour varies. Call store for details and get there early!
Hours: M & Sat 10-5, T-F 10-8, Sun 12-5